On July 24, 2021, the International World Heritage Committee inscribed ‘The Great Spa Towns of Europe’, including Baden-Baden, on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. I was amazed walking through the city of Baden-Baden at all the beautiful almost stately, elegant architecture everywhere. It is a beautiful old city, and walking through it you can easily see why it is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. If you love history and visiting museums, combined with luxury and a few fabulous spa and wellness sessions, this is the place to go.
Walking down Lichtentaler Strabe or Sophienstrabe brings you to Leopold square (Leopoldsplatz) with its magnificent Lindt building. In my opinion, it looks old but it is beautiful. Even the shop fronts in the city look elegant. (PS: A stop at the Lindt shop is awesome.)
While talking about elegance, you can take a horse-drawn carriage tour through town. It is one of the best ways to explore the town. We found them near the tourist information center in the Kurhaus Colonnades.
You can easily explore the city on foot, by bike or as mentioned by carriage.
When you arrive in Baden-Baden, stop at the Tourist Information Center and get your map of the city, and easy directions as well as friendly help to make your visit memorable.
Located in: Kurhaus Kolonnaden | Address: Kaiserallee 1, 76530 Baden-Baden, Germany.
Baden-Baden is beautiful make no mistake, but it is also a bit expensive. I think tourism is aimed at the more mature and wealthy traveler. So in answer to the question ‘is Baden-Baden expensive’, my answer would be, yes.
If you can afford a bit of luxury, why not book at one of these beautiful hotels: