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Top Choice German in Baden-Baden

Weinstube im Baldreit

Tucked down cobbled lanes, this wine-cellar restaurant is tricky to find, but worth looking for. Baden-Alsatian fare such as Flammkuchen (Alsatian pizza) topped with Black Forest ham, Roquefort and pears is expertly…
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, featuring Picasso, Gerhard Richter and Jackso…
Viewpoint in Baden-Baden

Mt Merkur

Though modest in height, 668m Mt Merkur commands wide-screen 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 funicular…
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 on a tour of the well-preserved ruins of their bath…
Church in Baden-Baden


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…
Cafe in Baden-Baden

Kaffeehaus Baden-Baden

The aroma of freshly roasted coffee fills this artsy cafe, a laid-back spot for espresso and a slice of tart. Its shop sells organic preserves and handmade ceramics.
French in Baden-Baden

La Provence

Housed in the Neues Schloss wine cellar, the vaulted ceilings, art-nouveau mirrors and sense of humour at La Provence complement the French cuisine. Specialities like garlicky escargots and chateaubriand with truffl…
Church in Baden-Baden

Russische Kirche

Beautiful, if a little incongrous, Baden-Baden's Byzantine-style 1882 Russian Church is topped with a brilliantly golden onion dome and lavishly adorned with frescos.
Landmark in Baden-Baden


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 frescos of local legends. Baden-Ba…
International in Baden-Baden


A summertime favourite, this pink villa’s tree-shaded patio is the place to sip excellent wines while tucking into choice steaks. Other menu faves include delicious burgers, homemade pastas and 'Rizzi-style sushi'.