Baden-Baden

The Spa Assembly Rooms

Duration: At your own pace
Overview: Visit this spa town built on thermal springs at the edge of the Black Forest in Baden Württemberg. It is worthwhile going to Baden-Baden with a few days in hand. The thermal springs are a true gift of nature and do wonders for body and soul. The spa assembly rooms and famously elegant casino form the focal point of the town, both architecturally and socially. In the spa park, the Lichtentaler Allee runs for several kilometers from the pump room to Lichtental Convent past the neo-baroque theatre. The old quarter is full of exclusive boutiques and cafés and is fully for pedestrians.

The spa assembly rooms: One of the most beautiful and important buildings in the town, the spa assembly rooms are Baden-Baden's famous landmark. They are the social heart of Baden-Baden and the scene of glittering galas and balls, grand concerts and broadcast events.

The casino: The largest and oldest casino in Germany, its magnificent rooms is some of the most beautiful in the world. Whether you play the tables or just come along to watch, a visit to the casino is always a special event.

Lichtentaler Allee: Whether you jog, walk, cycle or simply stroll along the 350 year old Lichtentaler Allee, it will prove to be a great sensory treat for body and soul. You'll be enchanted by the magnificent mature trees, the ornate bridges over the gurgling River Oos, the majestic hotels and the elegant mansions. See the Frieder Burda Collection in the museum.

Kurhaus: Step into Baden-Baden's Kurhaus and marvel at its unique Belle Epoch styled elegance. Whether it's a concert, a casino visit, a midnight dinner or a star-studded ball, the Kurhaus represents Baden-Baden's glittering center stage.

Roman Bath Ruins: Museum of Ancient Bathing Culture. Even the Romans appreciated the relaxing effects of Baden-Baden's thermal spring water. Now you can admire their masterwork by visiting the 2000 year old bath ruins, which are one of the country's oldest and best kept examples. Experience at close range the sheer magnitude of their work and marvel at their achievement. Relive the ancient bathing culture at first hand, either by taking a guided tour, or by asking for a multi-lingual audio guide and viewing the ruins at your own pace. There is also a short computer animated film that should not be missed. If you do need to rest your legs, you can always continue your sightseeing by taking a ride on the City-Bahn road train, or by being chauffeured around in a horse-drawn carriage.

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