In the south west of Germany at the foothills of the Black Forest sits the delightful spa town of Baden-Baden. Located on the edge of the river Oos, the town was built on a number of thermal springs which visitors can immerse themselves in and benefit from its invigorating and energising waters. Aside from the popular thermal baths, this destination is filled with other fantastic sights and things to do, the ideal location for a short or long-term luxury travel break.
ROMAN BATH RUINS
As a town that has a rich history of thermal spa waters it comes as no surprise to discover that Baden-Baden also features Roman Bath Ruins. These extremely well preserved ruins have been around for over 2000 years and remain a sight to behold. The remains are open for the public to take guided and audio tours around if you want to learn all about its intriguing historical significance.
For those interested in Baden-Baden’s rich history, take a trip to the Baden-Baden Museum (Stadmuseum) and you will discover and uncover everything you need to know about the town’s captivating past. Apart from the Roman Baths and spa-related history pieces, the museum showcases many types of artwork, sculptures and other unique monuments.
For jewellery lovers, this unique museum truly is a must-visit on your trip. Hosted by Russian jewellery firm Fabergé, the collection boasts over 700 sparkling items that include the famous Rothschild Easter Egg and a huge array of precious stones and other Fabergé- inspired masterpieces.
Germany’s oldest casino is steeped in over 250 years of history and is a particularly extravagant and beautifully finished venue. Once a favourite hangout for Baden-Baden’s rich and elite, nowadays the casino is open all year round for the general public to enjoy and try their luck on a game of roulette or at the blackjack tables. The venue comes complete with a special outdoor baccarat terrace and round-the-clock bar.
If museums, casinos and ancient ruins aren’t your thing then you may be able to find solace in the Lichtentaler Allee park and arboretum. Home to hundreds and hundreds of varieties of trees and flowers, this stunning location runs along an old mid- 17th century footpath; a great way to take in the natural sites that surrounds this quaint and luxurious little German town.