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Things to do and places to see in Germany's poshest spa town

Updated February 7, 2017
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  1. Ridiculously Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The famous Casino in the Kurhaus of Baden-Baden is open for gambling every day from 2 p.m.: roulette, poker, black jack and all those games I have no idea of. Take care of the contents of your purse. An excellent opportunity for people watching ev…
  2. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The train station of Baden-Baden is far out of the town centre in the suburb of Oos. Don't try walking. Distance is about 5 kilometres. The way is not dangerous at all but looooooong.You'd be on your feet for an hour, walking along a boring street, b…
  3. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    Even though it has been opened less than 20 years ago, in 1998, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden has become one of the leading opera and concert halls in Germany. The main building in the back with audience and stage was designed by the architect …
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The Fettquelle ("fat spring") is one of the hot springs on the slope of the Florentinerberg - the only one that's accessible outdoors. The spring is situated between Friedrichsbad and the church of the Monastery of the Holy Sepulchre (Heilig-Grab-Klo…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    Gönneranlage is situated on Lichtentaler Allee halfway between the town centre and Lichtenthal abbey, right on the bank of river Oos. The park is an important example of the geometric style in gardening at the beginning of the 19th century. The gard…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The magnificent ruin is visible from far away. Castle Hohenbaden, also named the Old Palace (Altes Schloss), was the first castle of the Marggraves, after which they named themselves "von Baden" already in the middle ages. After the new palace in …
  7. Ridiculously Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    Where would you go for shopping if you have just won a fortune at the Casino? Ever felt the need, for example, for a silver holder to put your ketchup bottle into? Baden-Baden's most upscale shops are to be found in the Colonnades in front of th…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    Lichtentaler Allee connects the centre and spa area of baden-Baden with the upstream suburb of Lichtenthal. The alley runs along the valley bottom. It begins next to the Kurhaus and leads to the old monastery of Lichtenthal. (The spelling, th or t, v…
  9. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    Lichtenthal Abbey is a Cistercian monastery which was founded by Irmengard von Baden, the widow of Marggrave Hermann V., in 1245 and has uninterruptedly been inhabitated by nuns ever since to this very day. Those who are familiar with German histo…
  10. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    Baden-Baden's "house mountain" offers a beautiful view of the Oos valley with the town, the mountains of the northern Black Forest and over the Rhine plain to the Vosges. A network of hiking trails start from the top station of Merkurberg funicular, …
  11. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The collector Frieder Burda dedicated his collection of classical modern and contemporary art to the public. The new museum, designed by the architect Richard Meier, was inaugurated in 2004. In addition to the permanent collection the museum shows te…
  12. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The old town centre has narrow streets, shops, restaurants and cafes (most of which can't be called cheap). The average age of the population in Baden-Baden is the highest in the whole of Germany, which one can't fail to notice when walking the stree…
  13. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The ancient Romans have already enjoyed the thermal springs of Aquae, the settlement that later became Baden-Baden. Excavations have unearthed the remnants of the Roman baths. The ruins can be seen underneath Friedrichsbad at the entrance to the park…
  14. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The catholic parish church of the city is standing above the remnants of the Roman baths. The 13th century church, originally seat of a convent of canons, was enlarged and changed in the late 15th century, then burnt down in the French war of 1689 an…
  15. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    Baden-Baden is a posh spa and thus well known for being ... not cheap. Budget travelers, check prices carefully. There are, however, enough things that can be done for free to keep you busy for a day. For example: ~ Walking through the Kurpark …
  16. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Baden-Baden, Germany
    The Trinkhalle (drinking hall) hosts the tourist information office and one of Baden-Baden's thermal springs, known as Friedrichsquelle. Hot spring water is constantly running from the tap and may be taken for free. Bring a bottle or a cup, or get a …
odiseya says:
Beautiful area!
Posted on: Feb 07, 2017
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