About Baden-Baden, Germany
BADEN-BADEN – World Spa Resort in the Black Forest
BADEN-BADEN, an elegant and exclusive thermal spa resort is located at the foothills of the Black Forest in the south-western part of Germany. With its elegant flair and stylish way of life, Baden-Baden is a paradise for those who cherish life’s pleasures. The two thermal baths of the town, the modern Caracalla Spa and the historic Roman-Irish “Friedrichsbad” as well as many exquisite spa-hotels with unique wellness and various spa treatments are conducive to relaxation – a perfect invitation to take a break from the routines of daily life and to recharge the batteries in a natural set town where everything is within easy reach.
The “Festspielhaus” – Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall offers cultural pleasure at the highest level. With its world acclaimed acoustics, the “Festspielhaus” offers top class events yearly such as Anne-Sophie Mutter (April 19th). For the Easter Festival 2014, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with its famous conductor Sir Simon Rattle will impress its guest for the second time in Baden-Baden. The classic opera “Manon Lescaut” (April 12th, 16th and 21st) is only one musical masterpiece shown during the festival.
The Museum Frieder Burda built by New York star architect Richard Meier is the outstanding jewel in the world-famous parks and garden “Lichtentaler Allee”. Not only is its fascinating architecture unique but also the private collection, which disposes moreover of many magic moments of art with selected masterpieces of the Classical Modernism. From March 1st until June 29th the museum will show projects of one of the most innovative representatives of international and contemporary art – the French artist “JR”. JR’s most important motivation is interaction with other people. His works raise questions about freedom and identity and in how far art can change people’s perception of themselves and their environment. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Museum Frieder Burda this years’ great summer exhibition from July 12th until October 26th will emphasize on the highlights of the private art collection of Frieder Burda.
In the picturesque streets and the small lanes of the neo-baroque old town of Baden-Baden numerous exclusive boutiques invite you to first-class shopping. Everyone who searches for brand products, international labels and individual antiques, jewelry and presents will find himself in the right spot.
Besides well-known star-awarded restaurants, cosy little taverns with a fine Baden cuisine, bistros and countless street cafés in the centre, there is also the Baden-Baden “Rebland”, one of the most popular Riesling growing districts in Germany and an insider tip for the gourmet and connoisseur of good wines.
Germany’s oldest and according to Marlene Dietrich “the most beautiful casino in the world” rounds off a perfect day in a playful manner and entices international guests to try their luck at the roulette table.