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Love Is in the Air in Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden, the holiday destination for lovers of old world charm

Looking for a location that is as unique and special as your love for one another?

couple walking in the park
(c) Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH

Then read on, because Baden-Baden, beautifully located on the northern cusp of the Black Forest and famous for its spa & wellness and elegant lifestyle, will be the place for you! This hidden jewel was during the Belle Époque the ‘Summer Capital of Europe’, the hotspot for European aristocracy, American millionaires, Russian tsars as well as famous writers and composers of their time. There is love in the air in Baden-Baden as the entire city is one charming backdrop and boasts with endless offers to celebrate quality couple time.  This place is the perfect destination for a grand proposal, a destination wedding or an unforgettable honeymoon.

Here are five reasons to fall in love with Baden-Baden.

WELLNESS & SPAS

It’s always the perfect time for a wellness time out for just the two of you and Baden-Baden’s hot springs are its raison d’être: daily 800,000 litres of warming waters at a temperature of up to 68 degrees work wonders for body and soul. This is what the Romans discovered some 2000 years ago when they founded the first public baths in Baden-Baden to improve the well-being of others. 

inside a spa with whirlpool
(c) CARASANA Bäderbetrieb GmbH

The modern Caracalla Spa with more than 43,000 sqft of bathing and wellness space, creates an exceptional ambience for relaxation in the thermal water. The historic Friedrichsbad looks back on more than 145 years of bathing history and brings traditional Roman bathing culture and Irish hot-air bathing to the modern day. Luxurious day spas at some of Baden-Baden’s spa hotels allow pampering and indulgence at another level. 

indoor pool
(c) DZT, Günter Standl

CULTURE & EVENTS

Baden-Baden gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2021 as one of the Great Spa Towns of Europe. Nothing is more romantic than exploring the pretty city centre on foot and walking up the cobblestone back streets of the historic old town.

(c) Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH – C. Cancellieri

Those with a passion for the arts can immerse themselves in a veritable wealth of cultural offerings. The Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Europe’s second-largest opera and concert hall, is known for its incredible acoustics and world-renowned roster of artists. The Museum Frieder Burda, built by famed New York architect Richard Meier, is a must-see for visitors who love art and architecture. There is also a variety of annual events in and around the city, including international horse racing, vintage car meetings, food and music festivals, concerts, opera, ballet, and much more.

(c) Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH, C. Cancellieri

STUNNING NATURE & THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Baden-Baden is a haven of tranquillity where nature takes centre stage. The city centre is a car-free zone and everything can be reached on foot. For a breath of fresh air, visitors can stroll through the many picturesque parks and gardens, home to some of the most exotic floral varieties. Lichtentaler Allee, a 3-kilometre-long green oasis, invites for relaxing walks or horse carriage rides. Home to Germany’s largest municipal forest, Baden-Baden is a great destination for long walks and hiking tours. The most beautiful view and the best spot for lovely sunsets offers Merkur Mountain – at 2,191ft the highest point of the city. A funicular railway brings you up the peak in only a few minutes. 

(c) Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH

FOOD PARADISE & WINE HEAVEN

Gastronomy abounds in Baden-Baden, from  Michelin-starred restaurants to charismatic local taverns, all food cravings will be taken care of. At Le Jardin de France and Maltes hidden kitchen, you can indulge in Michelin-star dining with your significant other whilst having stars in your eyes, too.  With a range of international and local cuisines available, delicious food is always just around the corner, while oenophiles can venture out to the city’s wine region, the Rebland – one of Germany’s biggest Riesling growing districts. 

castle on top of hill
Weingut Schloss Neuweier on the outskirts of Baden-Baden

CASINO & NIGHTLIFE

As night falls, the iconic Kurhaus with its elegant Casino Baden-Baden, comes to life. The nightlife of Baden-Baden never calls time, and “rien ne va plus” only applies at the roulette tables. Inspired by the French palaces of the 19th century, you will be in awe as you are taken back in time and embraced by the splendour, style and charm of the Belle Epoque. 

The Kurhaus

Baden-Baden is a truly enchanting place, exuding class and sophistication at every turn. For every piece of modern luxury, there is an equally delightful reminder of the city’s ancient culture. It oozes allure and romance and there is clearly love in the air, which makes bijoux Baden-Baden a top wedding destination – but at the same time, it is still a secret gem.

SAY YES IN BADEN-BADEN

Make your proposal unforgettable and pop the question in the most memorable way:

Feeling on top of the world with happiness? Then ask the question on top of Merkur Mountain, the highest point of the city, surrounded by the most beautiful views and preferably at sunset. You don’t have to break a sweat to get up there as a funicular railway brings you up to the peak in only a few minutes.

Romantic outdoor locations

With Belle Epoque flair in the air, there is nothing more dreamy than gliding with a horse & carriage through Baden-Baden’s beautiful city centre and its green and lush Lichtentaler Allee. Your carriage awaits and champagne is on standby.  

Belio Photography, S. Miller

A brilliant way to ask the lady in your life to be your wife could be over a delicious 6-course dinner that comes with a ring after the dessert. This one-stop solution, called the Brilliant Dinner, can be booked at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa and the ring stems from a local jeweller (certified brilliant cut, set in solid 18-carat gold). What a priceless proposal package.

SAY YES TO BADEN-BADEN AS A DESTINATION WEDDING

‘Sleep late, have fun and get wild’ is the motto of ROOMERS Baden-Baden and it is the place to be when it comes to bachelor(ette) parties, cool weddings and honeymoon packages. You don’t have to leave the hotel for anything as all your needs and wishes will be taken care of. From buying your wedding shoes to fetching waterproof mascara, no task is too small to make your special day extra special. So you can blissfully remain on cloud Nr 9.

Party time at the Roomers Hotel

Do you feel like a princess every day and the love of your life makes you feel like a queen? Then celebrate the best day of your life like an empress and don’t settle for anything less opulent and historically stunning than the ballroom of Maison Messmer. It is here where Empress Augusta celebrated her wedding to Prince William I in 1829. To continue the unforgettable You and Me time, check out their honeymoon specials. 

If you prefer to say ‘I do’ al fresco with your bare feet in the grass, surrounded by rolling hills and unspoiled nature, then here is the perfect venue for you. ‘Weingut Schloss Neuweier’ boasts a quaint little castle and even a dinky chapel, for a less formal and more relaxed wedding. Simply focus on taking deep breaths of fresh air in and enjoying what nature has to offer for you. At this vineyard, some of Germany’s best Rieslings are being produced as well as fine seasonal cuisine.

SAY CHEESE!

Baden-Baden’s city centre is full of gorgeous photo opportunities at every corner. 

The city’s shining beacon, the Kurhaus, is where Baden-Baden comes to life with concerts, casino visits, dinners at midnight and glittering galas. Stroll along past the colonnades and to the pretty-as-a-picture park or take some pictures at the Trinkhalle (pump room). The Casino, filled with colour and conviviality at night creates with its golden opulence a wonderful backdrop for pictures at any time. 

(c) DZT, Günter Standl

During the warm summer months, the wonderful Rose Society Garden on the low-lying slopes of the Fremersberg mountain is the place to capture pictures for the wedding album. Arches of roses span the paths, flowerbeds and meadows covered with countless colourful blooming flowers everywhere the eye can see. The intoxicating scent of all roses in full bloom will be as unforgettable as your loved-up time in Baden-Baden. 

CONTACT

Baden-Baden Tourism Board

+49 (0) 7221/275 200

info@baden-baden.com

www.baden-baden.com

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