Baden-Baden, Germany
Baden Baden is a picturesque bathing town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on the western foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos River, in the region of Karlsruhe. It is best known for its thermal springs, which been known for more than 2,000 years, and resemble that of the Roman baths of the 3rd century. The water at the baths of "Caracalla-Therme" spa is rich in sodium chloride, and comes from artesian wells 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) under the Florentiner Mountain.

The city also offers many options for sports enthusiasts. Golf and tennis are both popular in the area. Horse racing fans enjoy the international racing season each August at nearby Iffezheim. The countryside is ideal for hiking and mountain climbing. In the winter Baden-Baden is a skiing destination.

Other popular attractions include The Spielbank casino, the Frieder Burda Museum, Brahms House, Lichtental Monastery, the Faberge Museum and the Castle Hohenbaden.

Things to See & Do

* Römerplatz - heart of the bath quarter
* The Kurgarten (spa garden)
* The Casino
* The “Old Castle”
* Faberge Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 140.18 km²
Population – 54,500 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The river port at Baden Baden is approximately 10 km from the city centre.

Travel Links - The railway station is a 15 minutes' bus ride from the town center. It is served by Deutsche Bahn running north–south along the Rhine (Mannheim–Basel) and east–west (Munich–Stuttgart–Strasbourg–Paris). On arrival, catch the frequent bus 201 to the town center (direction Lichtental/Oberbeuern; get off at Leopoldplatz).

The airport Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (Baden-Airpark) is located only 10km from the city. The airport is served by low-cost carrier Ryanair, which offers cheap flights to several European destinations.