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Planning a short break to Baden Baden? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Baden Baden. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Baden Baden. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Spielbank

Kaiserallee 1. This is the oldest casino in Germany and has been a favourite amongst people from all over the world for 200 years. The casino was built in the style of an elegant French chateau, and jackets and ties for men, as well as evening wear for women are mandatory.

The gambling rooms are open to be viewed by guided tour from 09h00 - 12h00 daily, and the cost is $4.80. If you want to gamble later as well, a full day ticket costs $3.80.

Friedrichsbad

Romerplatz 1. The Friedrichsbad, or Old Baths as it is also known, was built between 1869 - 1877 under the order of Grand Duke Friedrich von Baden. They follow the Roman-Irish method, which takes around 2 hours to complete the whole program, this includes a shower; two saunas 55°C - 70°C; a brush massage soaping; thermal steam baths; and three freshwater baths ranging from warm to 15°C. Other therapy on offer include massage; electrotherapy; and hydrotherapy. Admission is $25 without soap-brush massage and $35 with soap-brush massage.

Lichtentaler Allee

On the banks of the river Oos. This is one of the most famous parks in the world and is visited by many tourists every year. The park was designed as an English garden in 1850 and covers 40 hectares. The park has over 300 different types of trees; bushes and plants. This is a great place to go and take a break from your hectic sightseeing schedule amongst the beauty of nature.

Stiftskirche

Market Place, downtown Baden-Baden. The monastery church is one of the top landmarks in Baden-Baden's old city. The church was first built as a Romanian Basilica, but has undergone many architectural changes since then. Today it has a late Gothic style from the 19th century, with a late gothic sacred chamber and a 5,6 meter crucifix, which is one of it's main attractions. The church is open daily from 08h00 - 18h00.

Hotel Belle Epoque

Maria-Viktoria Strasse 2b. This is one of the best hotels in Baden-Baden, and is housed in a Neo-Renaissance villa surrounded by it's own park. It is centrally located in the quiet residential district of Baden-Baden and is very close to almost all of the attractions in town. The hotel has a restaurant; lounge; bar; and also offers horseback riding; skiing; tennis; and cycling. The rooms have a wide range of facilities, including minibar; TV; telephone; internet access; telephone; fireplace; jacuzzi; and a full bathroom.

Skiing

Cross country skiing in the Black Forest is one of the most breathtaking activities in Baden-Baden during the winter. You can ski through snow-covered forests and stop to admire the amazing views over the hills and valleys. The Mehliskopf is the longest downhill trail in the northern Black Forest, and in case of snow shartages, snow machines used to maintain good skiing conditions. The opening hours are daily from 09h00 - 22h00 and weekends from 08h00 and floodlights come on from 17h30.

Zum Alde Gott

Weinstrasse 10. This is one of the best and most popular restaurants in Baden-Baden and is housed in an old wine cellar. Wilfried Serr is the top chef in the Baden-Baden area and serves the best selection of Badische cuisine in town. The restaurant is famous for it's wild game dishes when in season, and the Black Forest trout or the sea bass is excellent too. Reservations are required as it is very popular and seating is limited. Prices are quite reasonable, well worth the unforgettable dinig experience.

Kurhaus

Kaiserallee 1. This is Baden-Baden's most famous landmark, and is one of the most beautiful buildings in town. Originally it was a Promanade House and was the place to see and be seen, and is now the hub of the town's social scene, where many important cultural events and large-scale media events are held. The Kurhaus also contains beautiful spa gardens filled with shops. From the steps of the Kurhaus you can take in the view of the Stiftskirche; the New Palace; Old Palace; and the Battert Cliffs.

For more information visit: www.kurhaus-baden-baden.de/

Brenner's Park Hotel & Spa

Schillerstrasse 4-6. This is one of the best hotels in the world, situated in a large private park facing the River Oos and Lichtentaler Allee. The spa facilities at the hotel, which are the best in Baden-Baden, are the top attractions of the hotel. The hotel has a range of other facilities including two restaurants; bar; lounge; pool; fitness center; sauna; solarium; salon; and massage facilities. The rooms have a wide range of facilities including minibar; TV; telephone; internet access; telephone; and a full bathroom.

For more information visit the hotel's website: www.brenners.com/

Hot Air Ballooning

Dr. Rudolf-Eberle Straße 5. Baden-Baden is home to the largest fleet of hot air baloons in Europe, and with good reason

The area between the Black Forest and the Vosges mountains is beautiful and ballooning over the area is one of the top attractions with tourists from all over the world. Balloon trips start at sunrise and the wind decides which of the amazing sights you will see, there are forests; lakes; rivers; vineyards; and pitturesque towns tobe seen.

Tours are run by Ballooning 2000 Baden-Baden.

for more information visit: www.ballooning2000.de/

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