Welcome to Baden


Baden's pièce de résistance is a sprawling public bath facility undergoing an impressive transformation (http://projekt.thermalbaden.ch). At the time of writing the reopening date had been pushed back from 2017 to 2019.

Until it opens, the pretty town, with some excellent museums, makes for a nice excursion from nearby Zürich, but connoisseurs of luxury hotels or lovers of natural thermal pools might find better bang for their buck elsewhere.


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$261 Day Trips & Excursions

Black Forest and Strasbourg Day Trip from Frankfurt

Leave the city of Frankfurt behind, and travel to the southwest corner of Germany. You'll head to the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest (Schwarzwald) to discover the sunny region of deep-green woodland that covers the mountains in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The first stop on your day trip will be in Baden-Baden, a chic Black Forest spa town, for sightseeing with your expert guide. Elegant and sophisticated, Baden-Baden offers a delightful townscape of tree-lined avenues, grand buildings and boutiques alongside its legendary thermal baths. See the famous Kurhaus Casino (if open) before traveling through the dark Black Forest woods to visit Lake Mummelsee.In the afternoon, your trip will continue west to the cosmopolitan city of Strasbourg, on the French side of the France-Germany border. Officially the capital city of the French Alsace region and home to the European Parliament, Strasbourg is a unique European city with notable influences from both Germany and France. After an introduction to this fascinating city from your guide, you'll have time to spend at leisure for independent sightseeing. See Strasbourg's famous Gothic Cathedral, browse the shops, enjoy a romantic boat ride on the canals or visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of La Petite France − Strasbourg's historical town center.

$237.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Black Forest and Baden-Baden Day Trip from Frankfurt

Leave the city of Frankfurt behind, and travel to the southwest corner of Germany by luxury coach. You'll head to the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest (Schwarzwald) to discover the sunny region of deep-green woodland that covers the mountains in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg.The first stop on your day trip will be in Baden-Baden, a chic Black Forest spa town, for sightseeing with your expert guide. Visit the famous Belle Epoque Kurhaus Casino, one of the oldest and most beautiful gambling houses in Europe. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic casino (if open), admire the extravagant interior furnishings and soak in the château-like atmosphere.Your day trip continues with a scenic round-trip tour through the vast, deep-green woods of the Black Forest, known for being the inspiration for traditional cuckoo clocks and the delicious Black Forest cake. Marvel at the unspoiled nature and stop at the idyllic Lake Mummelsee, which has become the subject of several legends about mermaids and a mysterious underwater castle. Before returning to Frankfurt, enjoy some free time to explore typical Black Forest shops and immerse yourself in the beautiful natural setting that inspired the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

$264.48 Day Trips & Excursions

Heidelberg, Rothenburg, Black Forest Tour from Frankfurt

Leave Frankfurt and travel southwest to Heidelberg in the northern Baden-Württemberg region – roughly an hour away. The romantic city is perhaps best known for Heidelberg Castle, a vast set of ruins that tower above the medieval center. Referred to as ‘the Schloss’ by locals, the castle is a quintessential fairytale fortress with Gothic-Renaissance architecture, lavish grounds and heart-stopping views. Head inside and explore the ruins with your guide, walking through its large courtyard and along the terrace. Take in the sweeping views, and then admire some of the castle’s artifacts, like the wine barrel that is said to be the largest in the world.After your castle tour, travel down the hill, and then stretch your legs on a walking tour of the Old Town, seeing attractions like the Old Bridge, the 18th-century Karlstor gate and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Hear of Heidelberg’s prestigious reputation as a university town, and learn about day-to-day life in the town as you walk around. As your walking tour finishes, chat to your guide about places to eat in town, and then enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense).Hop back on board your air-conditioned coach and travel east to the town of Rothenburg. Following the banks for the River Neckar, your route includes a stretch of the famous German Castle Road, before reaching Rothenburg at the end of the Romantic Road.Often considered the best-preserved medieval town in the country, Rothenburg is a feast for the eyes with winding cobbled lanes lined by half-timbered houses, all beautifully encircled by old city walls. See its best bits on your walking tour, taking in the handsome street scenery as well as key attractions like the Renaissance town hall and St Jacob’s Church. Head inside the 500-year-old place of worship to see its biggest draw, the wood-carved Holy Bloody Altar, and learn about Riemenschneider (an acclaimed German woodcarver) who created it.Head back to your coach, and then relax on your journey north to Frankfurt. Your tour then finishes back at the start point in the early evening.

$287.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Heidelberg, Nuremberg 1-Day Sightseeing Tour from Frankfurt

Leave central Frankfurt and travel south to Heidelberg in the northern Baden-Württemberg region – roughly an hour away. Straddling the River Neckar, the romantic city is framed by dense woodlands that seemingly try to hide its star attraction – Heidelberg Castle. Referred to as ‘the Schloss’ by locals, the castle is the epitome of a fairytale fortress with palatial Gothic-Renaissance architecture, lavish grounds and heart-stopping views. Head inside and explore the ruins with your guide, walking through its large courtyard and along the terrace. Drink in the sweeping views, and then admire some of the castle’s artifacts, like the wine barrel that is said to be the largest in the world.After your castle tour, travel down the hill, and then stretch your legs on a walking tour of the Old Town, seeing attractions like the Old Bridge, the 18th-century Karlstor gate and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Hear of Heidelberg’s prestigious reputation as a university town, and learn about day-to-day life in the town while walking around. As your walking tour finishes, chat to your guide about places to eat in town, and then enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense).Meet your guide back on your coach, and then travel east to Nuremberg – Bavaria’s handsome second city. Sit back and relax on your journey, hearing about the city's complex history, from the burden of its Nazi legacies and the Nuremburg Trials to its prosperity as a European trade and commerce center. The city is as visually colorful as its past, with distinctive red-roofed buildings stretching around Imperial Nuremberg Castle (Kaiserburg). See the sights on your walking tour of Nuremberg's Old Town, stopping for photos by the original city walls and the Castle Quarter with its half-timbered houses.How you spend the rest of your time in the city is up to you. Perhaps pay a visit to Albrecht Dürer's House (a museum dedicated to the works of Northern Renaissance artist from Nuremberg). Alternatively, stroll around the streets perhaps visiting one of the town’s legendary sausage stands or browsing the shops. All meals are at your own expense.

$591.60 Private & Custom Tours

Stasbourg to Baden-Baden and lack Forest Private Full-Day Trip

Leave your centrally located Strasbourg hotel in your private minivan, accompanied by your guide. Settle in as you drive north to the elegant spa town of Baden-Baden against the edge of Germany’s Black Forest.Skirting the River Oos, this genteel town is famed for the thermal springs that first drew the Romans, and later a rush of royals, dignitaries and visitors, among them Queen Victoria and Bismarck, in the 19th century. After roughly an hour’s drive, arrive for a guided walking tour of Baden-Baden's handsome streets, full of colonnaded buildings and grand villas set against a mountain backdrop.As you walk, check out the main sights, including the splendid Kurhaus, home to the famous casino, the glorious Lichtentaler Allee gardens and the cobbled market square. Then, enjoy free time to explore on your own and perhaps take a break for lunch (own expense) before continuing your tour.In the afternoon, your itinerary is flexible, enabling you to choose between a journey along the famous German Wine Route or a scenic circuit through the Black Forest. On the Wine Route, expect to spend the afternoon tracing this fabled 50-mile (85-km) road that winds past the vine-coated hillsides, castles and medieval villages of Germany’s wine-growing Palatinate region. Alternatively, drive deeper into the Black Forest to admire its dense forests, rolling hills and pretty hamlets.Later, enjoy the drive back to Strasbourg where your tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

$287.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Black Forest Tour from Frankfurt

Leave central Frankfurt and travel south to Heidelberg in the northern Baden-Württemberg region – roughly an hour away. Straddling the River Neckar, the romantic city is framed by dense woodlands that seemingly try to hide its star attraction – Heidelberg Castle. Referred to as the 'schloss’ by locals, the castle is the epitome of a fairytale fortress with palatial Gothic-Renaissance architecture, lavish grounds and heart-stopping views. Head inside and explore the ruins with your guide, walking through its large courtyard and along the terrace. Drink in the sweeping views, and then admire some of the castle’s artifacts, like the wine barrel that is said to be the largest in the world.After your castle tour, travel down the hill, and then stretch your legs on a walking tour of the Old Town, seeing attractions like the Old Bridge, the 18th-century Karlstor gate and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Learn of Heidelberg’s erudite reputation as a university town, and hear about day-to-day life in the town as you walk around. Your guide will recommend some of the best local eateries and then leave you to enjoy lunch (own expense).Board your coach and travel further south to Baden-Baden, a historical spa town in the heart of the Black Forest. Explore the town on your walking tour, passing its manicured parks and thermal bath houses. The town's headline attraction is Baden-Baden Kurhaus – home to one of the oldest casinos in Europe – so head inside for a tour.Venture further into the Black Forest by coach to visit Lake Mummelsee, and then spend time at leisure at a town nearby. The region is famous for its production of traditional German cuckoo clocks, so perhaps browse the shops for souvenirs to take home. Then, head back to Frankfurt by coach, finishing your tour at the start point.