Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Baden-Baden

Museum Frieder Burda

A Joan Miró sculpture guards the front of this architecturally innovative gallery, designed by Richard Meier. The star-studded collection of modern and contemporary art features Picasso, Gerhard Richter and Jackson …
Gardens in Baden-Baden

Lichtentaler Allee

This 2.3km ribbon of greenery, threading from Goetheplatz to Kloster Lichtenthal, is quite a picture: studded with fountains and sculptures and carpeted with flowers (crocuses and daffodils in spring, magnolias, ros…
Historic Building in Baden-Baden

Casino

The sublime casino seeks to emulate – indeed, outdo – the gilded, chandelier-lit splendour of Versailles. Marlene Dietrich called it ‘the most beautiful casino in the world’. Gents must wear a jacket and tie. If you…
Spring in Baden-Baden

Fettquelle

Rheumatism, arthritis, respiratory complaints, skin problems – all this and a host of other ailments can, apparently, be cured by Baden-Baden’s mineral-rich spring water. If you’d rather drink the stuff than bathe i…
Landmark in Baden-Baden

Trinkhalle

Standing proud above a manicured park, this neoclassical pump room was built in 1839 as an attractive addition to the Kurhaus. The 90m-long portico is embellished with 19th-century frescoes of local legends. Baden-B…
Gallery in Baden-Baden

Staatliche Kunsthalle

Sidling up to the Museum Frieder Burda is this sky-lit gallery, which showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary art in neoclassical surrounds. Previous exhibitions include the immigration-focused works of Niger…
Church in Baden-Baden

Stiftskirche

The centrepiece of cobbled Marktplatz is this pink church, a hotchpotch of Romanesque, late Gothic and, to a lesser extent, baroque styles. Its foundations incorporate some ruins of the former Roman baths. Come in t…
Ruins in Baden-Baden

Römische Badruinen

The beauty-conscious Romans were the first to discover the healing properties of Baden-Baden’s springs in the city they called Aquae Aureliae. Slip back 2000 years at one of the oldest and best-preserved Roman bathi…
Museum in Baden-Baden

Fabergé Museum

Admittedly it's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you happen to find Fabergé fascinating, you're going to love this museum devoted to their impossibly ornate imperial Easter eggs, jewellery and gem-encrusted animals…
Viewpoint in Baden-Baden

Mt Merkur

Though modest in height, the 668m Mt Merkur commands widescreen views of Baden-Baden and the Murg Valley. It’s a popular spot for paragliding, gentle hiking and family picnics. Buses 204 and 205 stop near the funicu…