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Where in the world: Europe  /  Germany  /  Baden-Wurttemberg  /  Baden-Baden

Top 15 things to do in Baden-Baden

1. Lichtentaler Allee

Lichtentaler Allee is home to a 2.3 km (1.4 mi) path along the west bank of the river Oos. This historic park features a variety of trees, plants, benches, and charming bridges. The park's path reportedly hails back to 1655, when people traveled between the town market and the Lichtenthal monastery. For an artistic sidestep, the park's museum houses the Frieder Burda collection of contemporary art.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $715 › Learn more about Lichtentaler Allee

2. Spas

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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3. Friedrichsbad

Pamper yourself at Friedrichsbad, a luxurious, Roman-inspired oasis. You can choose from several thermal pools, open-air baths, saunas, and spa services. Take a tranquil swim in the dome-covered thermal pool, or unwind with a warm air bath before a refreshing soap-and-brush massage. No matter what you select, rest assured that the spa follows a 17-step bathing tradition. The bathhouse allows no clothing. Keeping with tradition, men and women bathe separately. Check online for mixed-gender bathing days.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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4. Baden-Baden, Black Forest and Strasbourg Day Trip from Frankfurt

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See two countries in one day on your Black Forest and Strasbourg day trip from Frankfurt! Traveling by luxury coach, you'll visit the spa town of Baden-Baden in Germany's Black Forest and the continental city of Strasbourg in Alsace, France. With an expert guide on hand and dedicated time for independent sightseeing, this day trip is a must-do for anyone wishing to explore parts of both Germany and France while in Europe.
Suggested duration: 10 hours
Tours from $324 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Museum Frieder Burda

More than 1,000 pieces of art grace the walls of the ultra-modern Museum Frieder Burda, named after the printing tycoon Frieder Burda. All of the pieces on display are from the personal collection of Burda, who wanted the public to have access to the remarkable work he had enjoyed over the years. The open gallery spaces are inviting and harmonize with the garden outside with the help of large windows. Take your time viewing the painting, prints, and sculptures in this serene environment.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $407 › Learn more about Museum Frieder Burda

6. MerkurBergbahn

Climb aboard MerkurBergbahn, a funicular railway built in 1913 that carries passengers up Mount Merkur. At the top, walk along the pathways through the forest, or let children burn some energy on the playground. A short hike leads to an observation deck for views over the Black Forest--and a popular launching point for paragliding.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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7. Merkur

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. Heidelberg old Town Tour.

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Take a 2 hour guided tour of the Heidelberg Old Town & learn about it's famous Castle.  Please note on this door we do NOT go inside the Castle. (That is only on the 2.5hrs Heidelberg Tour)See all the main sites of the Old Town & learn about their History; This is a walking tour with a difference, giving you an engaging overview of Heidelberg's long & eventful history and helping you to get the best out of your time here. Learn about art, food and architecture while discovering the city's secret sites. ** The exact itinerary of this tour is not fixed and can vary depending on the group size,  interests of the group & weather considerations. The aim is that everyone has a good time. Longer or shorter tours avaliable on request.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $38 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Hohenbaden Old Castle

Enjoy a hike to Hohenbaden Old Castle, castle ruins built on a hill in the Black Forest. Dating from the 12th century, the ruins today offer wonderful views of surrounding nature and of the structure itself. You can drive to the top or hike through the trees to the site. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even climb the castle for the best views.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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10. Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank remains one of the best-known casinos in Europe. See the lavishly decorated rooms and halls and see for yourself if this is still "the most beautiful casino in the world," as Marlene Dietrich once called it.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $312 › Learn more about Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

11. Mummelsee

Lying on the Black Forest Hochstrasse scenic route, is one of the few cirque lakes in the Black Forest remaining from the Ice Age. The lake is 1,032 m (3,385 ft) above sea level, and its surrounding mountains offer excellent hiking opportunities. The highest mountain, Hornisgrinde, features a lookout tower at the top--the hike up takes about one hour. You also can take a stroll around the lake or rent a paddleboat. A number of picnic spots, as well as a hotel and a restaurant with lakeside terraces, provide plenty of places to rest.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $176 › Learn more about Mummelsee

12. Heidelberg Tour with winetasting.

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Learn all about the fascinating history of Heidelberg while touring the beautiful Old Town & the famous Castle. Then enjoy tasting some excellent local wines in the Castle's own wine cellar.
Suggested duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Tours from $132 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Panoramaweg

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $715 › Learn more about Panoramaweg

14. Geroldsau Waterfall

The Geroldsau Waterfall (German: Geroldsauer Wasserfall) is a roughly six-metre-high waterfall on the Grobbach stream south of the Baden-Baden quarter of Geroldsau in the Northern Black Forest.

The Grobbach rises on the rainy western slopes of the northern Black Forest at a height of about 800 m above NN on the Black Forest High Road near Plättig/Bühlerhöhe. It flows northwards and merges before the waterfall with the Harzbach, which, together with its two tributaries, drains the northwestern slopes of the Badener Höhe. At the waterfall the Grobbach has an average flow rate of 0.56 m³/s. It drops here from about 291 m above NHN down to about 285 m. into a small rock bowl. After about a kilometre the V-shaped valley widens into the broad valley bottom of Geroldsau. At its confluence with the Oos in Lichtental the Grobbach is bigger and longer than the Oos.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $858 › Learn more about Geroldsau Waterfall

15. Virtual Tour of Heidelberg

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A chance to travel to Heidelberg virtually from the comfort of your own home. But still learn all about it‘s history, enjoy a virtual walking tour of all the main sites with informative & engaging commentary. We will visit: - the famous Heidelberg Castle. - take an extensive tour of the beautifully preserved Old Town - stand on the iconic Old Bridge & enjoy the wonderful views. - learn & tour the world renowned Heidelberg University. - see all the main attractions of the town. Tours can also be customized to suit any specific requests you might have. Eg; ~ ‚ Famous people of Heidelberg / The in depth history of Heidelberg.Understanding the German people. ~ Explore highlights of the whole region ~ The Black Forest, Alsace or learn about the different German wine regions. ( ideal for planning future trips).
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Tours from $71 › More about this tour at viator.com ›