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Baden-Baden, so good they named it twice

An August 2005 trip to Baden-Baden by Jarde

Quote: Situated in the southwest corner of Germany, Baden-Baden is a lovely spa town with many luxurious hotels, spas, and expensive designer shops. It is a wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing when in Germany.

Baden-Baden, so good they named it twice

Overview

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The main attraction of Baden-Baden is undoubtedly its hot-water spas, using the naturally warm water that comes from the ground in the area. These spas, although quite pricey, are the perfect way to spend half a day if you simply want to relax.

Also in Baden-Baden is its world-famous casino if you wish to spend your evenings amongst the high rollers.

The beautiful surroundings are ideal for outdoor pursuits, from hill walking to cycling.

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Best Way To Get Around:

The best way to get around the town centre is on foot, as it is largely pedestrianised. For getting to and from the train station, there is a good bus service.

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Run by a Czech proprietor, and attached to a restaurant serving authentic Czech cuisine, this hotel is situated directly opposite the famous Friedrichsbad Roman-Irish baths. Most of the rooms are pleasant but simple. However, as we were relatively late in arriving (without booking) and only wanted a room for one night, we were offered the hotel's master suite for the minimum tourist-board regulation price for a standard double. Whilst the decor was perhaps a little dated, the room, or perhaps I should say private floor (!), was superb. The bath was particularly impressive, the perfect way to enjoy the spa experience with a little more privacy. The only drawback we could see to this room was that t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2005

Hotel Am Friedrichsbad
Gernsbacher Straße 31
Baden-Baden, Germany 76530
+49 (7221) 396340

Hotel Quellenhof

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Hotel

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This four-star hotel on the tree-lined Sophienstrasse is the perfect accommodation for a relaxing spa holiday. Offering beauty treatments and discount entrance to the town's spas, it is also perfectly positioned just a couple of minutes from both of the town's main spas. Though the prices are intimidating, especially for students and backpackers, you will find that many of the luxury hotels in the area will be prepared to offer a substantial midweek discount to those seeking accommodation later in the day, especially if you only require accommodation for one night. We arrived at the Quellenhof at 9pm and were able to bargain for a 50 to 60€ discount from the tourist-board regulation prices. Furthe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2005

Hotel Quellenhof
Sophienstrasse 27-29
Baden-Baden, Germany 76530
+49 (7221) 9380

Lowenbrau Biergarten

Restaurant | "Restaurant at Hotel Lowenbrau"

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This hotel restaurant has both an indoor seating area and a pleasant candlelit terrace, a perfect place to sit out on a warm summer's night. The bilingual staff is all dressed in "authentic" Bavarian and German costume, adding an extra level of interest. The menu is reasonably priced and features many Bavarian and German specialties, from schnitzel to German sausages. We opted for the Lowenbrau Gasthaus-Pfanne (21.90€ per person), a huge selection of traditionally prepared meats, vegetables (lots of cabbage!), and dumplings. This meal, only served for two or more, was so substantial that the waitress struggled to lift the tray, and we struggled to walk back to our room afterwards! Wine, served fr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 28, 2005

Lowenbrau Biergarten
Gernsbacher Road 9
Baden-Baden, Germany

Caracalla Therme Spa

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Story/Tip

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Ever since the Romans discovered the thermal waters at Baden-Baden, the town has attracted huge numbers of visitors seeking benefit from the therapeutic waters. The Caracalla Therme Spa, opened in 1985, enables visitors to enjoy the same benefits as the Roman discoverers, as well as an extensive range of other spa treatments, such as saunas, steam rooms, and relaxation centres. The spa's facilities include 900 square meters of thermal baths (indoor and outdoor), with a temperature range between 18 and 38°C; two whirlpool baths; a counter-current pool; waterfalls and jets; a range of aromatic steam rooms; seven different types of saunas; the Blue Space liquid relaxation room; sun beds; and a restau...Read More
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The town of Baden-Baden is situated in the southwest of Germany, with extremely good transport links, including fast trains to major stations and nearby airports. As a spa town, it has prospered since Roman times as a result of the famous thermal waters. Today, the town is a thriving upmarket resort, unspoilt by the crowds that come to take the waters. From first sight, it is clear that this is an affluent town, with expensive hotels and designer shops all fronted onto spotlessly clean, tree-lined boulevards. It has two main spas, the Caracalla baths and the Friedrichsbad, which dates back to Roman times. It also has the Arenavita fitness centre and Caravitalis, offering a selection of therapeutic...Read More