Baden-Baden - summer capital of Europe
Hot Springs, two exterior marble pools accessible even in winter, and more than 2.5 kilometer of a beautiful garden Lichtentaler Allee. This all awaits us in Baden-Baden.
German resort of Baden-Baden is proud of the term "summer capital of Europe". In the past, wealthy people were meeting here, but today it’s also a place friendly for people with a bit thicker wallet. It’s famous as a cultural center and renowned spa, it’s also associated with all that’s elegant, luxurious and elite.
It’s located in the southern part of the country, in the valley of the Oos River, at the foot of the Black Forest. It’s one of the largest spas in Germany and throughout Europe. Unusual medicinal values of these areas have long been known – they were already discovered by the Romans.
Baden-Baden is famous for the amazing properties of hot springs, whose water is used in different types of therapies. It flows out of 12 terms from the depth of 2000 meters, reaching a temperature of 68°C. Guests come here from all over Europe (and not only) seeking to heal joints pain, rheumatism, metabolic disorders or heart diseases. The local water also helps in diseases of the respiratory tract and the cardiovascular system.
Baths are not only helpful, but also beautiful, especially when talking about the historic, Roman-Irish Frederick baths. In turn, the Baths of Caracalla look like ancient temples. They extend on an area of over 3,000 square meters, housing a sauna, inhalation room, wellness and fitness center and many other places perfect for rest.
The spa is known for hot and cold sources, as well as the therapy with the use of mineral water. After visiting the baths you should go on a tour around the resort. The old town of Baden-Baden tempts with many boutiques and numerous restaurants, where you can enjoy international cuisine and local specialties.
Summer capital of Europe
Baden-Baden attracts tourists with the sources, however, it’s not only a health resort. It’s a picturesque village with a wonderful park and garden complex Lichtentaler Allee and glamorous spa house dating back to the nineteenth century, which houses one of the most beautiful casinos in the world - a symbol of the city. Here are held elegant balls, banquets and concerts.
Speaking of Baden-Baden, we cannot omit another asset of the resort, which is an opera and concert hall, the second largest in Europe. It’s called Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and it annually helds a festival of Herbert von Karajan.
It’s also worth mentioning about Iffezheim racetrack, where twice a year are held International horse racing. Lovers of modern art should direct their steps towards the Museum Frieder Burda Baden-Baden. It’s located next to the Lichtentaler Allee, was opened in 2004 and built according to the design of Richard Meier. Here you can see one of the world's finest collections of works of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Jackson Pollock or Gerhard Richter.
Camping in Baden-Baden
Tourism infrastructure in Baden-Baden is highly developed. The elitism of the resort is confirmed by the plenty of luxury hotels. People interested in finding a campsite in a relatively short distance from the city may consider Campingplatz Adam oHG. It’s located within a distance of approx. 15 minutes by car. The place for a motorhome costs 6-8 euros per day, while an accommodation for an adult costs 5-8,5 euros.
When driving through these areas, it’s worth stopping in the nearby Rebland. The trip will surely appeal to every wine lover – the landscape is filled with vineyards while both in large, upscale restaurants and tiny taverns you can taste the delicious drink. About other nice place near Baden-Baden you can read HERE.
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