I’ve honestly never before included this many pictures in one post, yet everywhere I turned my head there it was a beautiful corner of Baden-Baden deserving love from our Sony lens. The city has been known in antiquity, popular among the Roman’s for its natural springs. As a matter of fact there are 2000 years old Roman bath ruins in the Carasana spa complex, sadly we run out of time for visiting. It comes without a surprise that Baden-Baden is a spa town nowadays, popular casinos and golf fields. Well-dressed people, luxurious Maserati in each corner, this picturesque city facilitates luxurious lifestyle.
Of benefit, Baden-Baden is a small city, there is no need for public transportation. Your most comfortable shoes on, a coffee-to-go in hand walk through the narrow roads, mingle with the tourists and locals. Don’t be surprised of hearing French and German, due to the geographical location (Strasbourg only 1h drive away) people are naturally bilingual. Of notice if you can’t recognize the German language, do not be surprised like me, people speak in a very strange dialect this side of Germany.
Inhabitants of Baden-Baden are blessed with good weather above all due to the geographic location as well. We visited in Easter and spring was in full bloom in comparison to Bavaria where we currently live. I could walk for hours to and end the professionally trimmed and designed parks. I will not apologize for the hundreds of flower pictures I took, for your sake I’ve included only a few in my post.
We were so happy to be able to attend the Baden-Baden philharmonic orchestra but I would have been just as happy with an outdoor concert. I firmly believe live music sounds better when outdoors. You may see fragments from our day prior to the concert (here). I was so inspired by the city, short videos were compiled and the first video was uploaded on our Youtube channel.
Walking the 90m long Trinkhalle enjoy the frescos depicting scenes myths of the area as well as and life music from local artists. Trinkhalle is part of a spa complex built in 1839, at the moment it hosts tourist information as well as a very beautiful bar. If I may suggest, have a try of the local Riesling wine, tastes divine!
It would be a shame to not take advantage of the amazing spring waters. We spend a whole afternoon in Carasana spa, I would highly recommend visiting Friedrichsbad if nude spa is your cup of tea of course. Water quality, in general, is excellent in the area, my hair felt so soft I skipped conditioner during our stay.
A short drive from Baden-Baden, you must visit the Eberstein castle. A gourmet restaurant, as well as a hotel, is hosted within the castle complex. It’s surrounded by wine fields, gardens, and truly breath-taking views. I already know where to stay on our next Baden-Baden visit.
Baden-Baden isn’t a city for crazy nightlife and youthful life adventures. Life is crafted around relaxation and well-being. It’s the perfect town for a romantic getaway, much-needed break from hectic city life and why not finding yourself. In a way inhabitants exude calmness and relaxation, you will not hear loud voices or meet rude people. Everyone we met had been extremely kind and helpful. I understand few visitors would consider it dull and boring but I loved it. A 3-day stay felt like a week; extremely exuberant for body and soul.