Attractions in Baden-Baden
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Lichtenthal Abbey / Lichtentaler Allee
The Gothic-style Cistercian Abbey is at the end of the Lichtentaler Allee. It is definitely worth a visit, and you also have the option of booking a guided tour (pre-registration necessary).
This well-kept site in the middle of the Lichtentaler Allee is the perfect place to stroll and while away the time. In the springtime, visitors will be enchanted by fascinating, colorful flowers and rose beds.
Museum Frieder Burda
Opened in 2004 and thereby the most modern museum in Baden-Baden, the Museum Frieder Burda was designed by New York star architect Richard Meyer, and presents an international collection including various German artists, abstract Impressionists from America and much more. The temporary exhibition sections are always interesting and well worth the visit.
Built in 1908, this is the only state exhibition institute in Germany. Constantly changing international exhibitions will enchant visitors.
The Museum of 19th Century Art and Technology LA8
This museum illustrates the interconnectivity and compatibility of these subject areas with a unique concept. Thanks to international collaboration, the changing exhibitions surprise again and again, and are well worth a visit.
Dedicated to Carl Peter Fabergé, the famous Russian Tsar jeweler, this collection currently consists of over 700 items. From Imperial Easter Eggs to special pieces of jewelry. Come on a fascinating journey into a world of high-quality handcrafted art.
Kurhaus und Casino
The Kurhaus was built by Friedrich Weinbrenner. It is the social hub of Baden-Baden. The prestigious premises are connected to the oldest casino in the world.
Our tip for the weekend: “Bernstein”, the new nightclub in Baden-Baden, entry via the Baden-Baden Casino.
Situated next to the Kurhaus, take a stroll through the portico as if in times gone by, and take the chance to drink the thermal water reputed to have healing effects.
The architect Professor Wilhelm Holzbauer redesigned Baden-Baden’s old city railway station into this new festival hall, on the edge of the city center.
True to the motto “Beauty is connected to enjoyment”, this institution, famous throughout Europe, provides a festival of possibilities: art and culture of the highest level, featuring international stars, in combination with sophisticated gastronomy, 2500 seats and unique architecture. With a program running all year round and festival programs – at Easter or Whitsun, for example – there is something for every taste.
The theater was built between 1860 and 1862 in the style of the late Baroque and partially modeled on the Paris opera house. Packed with a varied program for young and old, the theater excites thanks to its pure “up-close” feeling and a fascinating mix of renowned and new arrangements of the most varied of genres.
Merkur Funicular Railway
This cable car transports you up Mount Merkur. Over a distance of 1192 meters, it has inclines of between 23% and 54% and brings you to 657 meters above sea level. At the summit station there is a restaurant, a mountain hut and a view tower.
Our tip: The 204 and 205 buses from Leopoldsplatz to the “Merkurwald” base station. Journey time 10 minutes, tickets from the driver.
Tips for the surrounding region
Battert discovery trail
Situated above the town, the impressive rocky landscape can be can be seen from far and wide and is just 30 minutes away on foot. The 4-kilometer circular trail around the Battertfelsen leads you off into impressive countryside and, with the aid of information boards, invites you to discover a world of flora and fauna.
A relaxed walk to this natural monument in the neighboring region of Geroldsau is definitely worthwhile, especially on warm days. The path along the falls winds its way through pure nature and a beautiful landscape.
Wilderness trail Am Plättig, Black Forest High Road (Schwarzwaldhochstraße)
Wander 4.5km through the wilderness and discover windthrow covering 175 acres – the result of a terrible hurricane in 1999.
You can book guided tours at the Forestry Department (Forstamt) Baden-Baden by phoning +49 (0)7221 931663. Please note that sturdy shoes and durable clothing are required for this trail.
Mehliskopf Leisure Centre
If you’re looking for fun and excitement, you’ve come to the right place: year-round bobsled runs, downhill carts, adventure climbing garden, bungee trampoline, hiking, adventure play area, mountain biking, archery, lifts for skiing and snowboarding in winter, and much more.
Located directly on the Black Forest High Road (Schwarzwaldhochstraße), this legendary site is situated 1036 meters above sea level. At night, the famous Mummelsee King and his mermaids splash about in the moonlight. Regional cuisine and coffee are served in the restaurant by the lake.
Our tip: The circular trail around the lake across boardwalks, in every season.
Germany’s largest amusement park thrills you with turbulent rollercoasters and breathtaking attractions, but also offers peaceful gardens and parks. The day is sure to fly by and the whole family is guaranteed to get their money’s worth.
Please note that tickets are only sold at Europa-Park or online!Our tip: Travel directly to the end of the park by taking the “EP-Express” from the station “Alexanderplatz” right at the park entrance. Discover the park back to front!