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 restaurant. The spa also offers therapeutic water sessions for rheumatism, etc., and massages at an extra cost.
The facility is divided into two main areas. The thermal baths on the lower level and the saunas and steam baths are on the upper level. The entire of the upper level is strictly no clothes allowed (though a towel is required) and also has a small sunbathing area. This area is not open to those under 14, but the lower level is open to those over the age of three, providing an adult accompanies them.
The cost per adult is 12€ for a 2-hour visit, but by staying at the Hotel Quellenhof, we received a small discount. During the summer, an extra hour is added free of charge.
Don’t forget to bring a towel with you – it is possible to hire towels from the spa, but the cost is 5€ per towel, with a 10€ deposit.
We would highly recommend this as a relaxing way to spend half a day in Baden-Baden.