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Best of Baden-Baden - Stadtführung

1. Best of Baden-Baden - Stadtführung

Discover the Best of Baden-Baden, a picturesque city nestled at the foot of the Black Forest in South Germany. Enjoy the unique flair, history and sights of the modern spa and cultural city which we once called the "Summer Capital of Europe". Start your exciting discovery tour by meeting your guide at the Tourist Information. See the museum mile and find yourself in front of the famous Casino Baden-Baden. Explore the spa district, see the Roman-Irish Friedrichsbad and the iconic Caracalla Therme while learning why the city flourished as a bathing town and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of "Great Spa Towns of Europe" Walk through the Old Town, and see the market square and the town hall.

Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

2. Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

A longtime favorite with discerning travelers, Baden-Baden is an elegant spa town nestled among verdant hills. You can discover attractions such as its opulent casino before crossing the border to France to visit Strasbourg’s charming Old Town district, topped by its majestic cathedral. Grand palaces and luxurious villas stand proudly in the beautifully landscaped parks of Baden-Baden, as you stroll down noble avenues and learn why a sophisticated clientele has been coming here for centuries. See the famous Kurhaus spa resort and have a look at the city’s famous casino. Continue onward for a scenic photo stop at Mummelsee Lake, before progressing on to Strasbourg in France through the mysterious Black Forest. Admire the sky-high Strasbourg Cathedral, with impressive Gothic interiors that are sure to take your breath away. Enjoy your leisure time exploring the streets of the UNESCO-protected historical city centre of Strasbourg. Peruse its delightful boutiques and cafés or take a ride on the little train through the historical city center before returning to Frankfurt.

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

3. From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

The romantic old city of Heidelberg and the famed spa town of Baden-Baden form the setting for this day trip across southeastern Germany. See the remains of a famous Renaissance castle, explore the enchanting woodland of the Black Forest, and get a firsthand look at the region's iconic sights. Your day starts with a ride south to Heidelberg, a picturesque city on the river Neckar. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world. Then, take a walk in the city's medieval town center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. In the afternoon, your tour continues to Baden-Baden, one of Europe's most beautiful health resorts and best-preserved spas. When you arrive, pay a visit to the elegant Kurhaus, where you can check out the immaculate gardens and parks around the stylish casino. Next, take a tour through the enchanting coniferous woods of the Black Forest and visit the Mummelsee, a glacial lake among the mountains that was left behind by the last Ice Age. Take some free time to relax amid this beautiful scenery and check out the locally crafted cuckoo clocks, which carry on a tradition that began here in the woods, before you set out for the return trip north to Frankfurt.

Geister, Grafen und Gerüchte Eventführung mit Aperitif

4. Geister, Grafen und Gerüchte Eventführung mit Aperitif

He conjures up the dark past of Solms Castle, discovers mermaids in the pond and arsenic in the thermal water, meets Romy Schneider in the spa complex and grave robbers in the Stourdza Chapel. And he explains what the Mummel King is doing in the Trinkhalle and what the Grey Lady has lost in the Old Castle. In the end, it's clear: "The whole world is a stage" and Baden- Baden provides a magical backdrop while superstition directs. "I will tell them that Hollywood is the only place in the world that reminded me to some extent of Baden-Baden." (A. Paquet) Surefootedness required. The tour takes place in all weathers. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately. Minimum number of participants: 12 persons If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour will be carried out at the discretion of Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus.

Baden-Baden: Outdoor-Escape-Game, walk & adventure

5. Baden-Baden: Outdoor-Escape-Game, walk & adventure

"Discover Baden-Baden in a fun and interactive way. This fictional crime case is called ""Bestseller"" and is about a missing author and his unpublished bestseller (book). Follow an in-app game through the city as you solve clues and get closer to figuring out a criminal case. Wander through the heart of the city at your own pace and alongside friends or family. This activity can be played in German language. Start in the center of the area. The address you will see on your booking reservation. From there, your smartphone will guide and lead you. You will design and decide your own route through the area. Hear about a fictional crime case and try to solve it while getting to know the city. Crack an exciting case about a former police officer who now writes books. Walk through the area and solve some puzzles and other tasks. At various locations, get access to some audio files or reports that have to do with this crime case about the missing author. This is more than a basic walking trip; it's an amazing race full of exciting content and a challenge for you as a team. The duration will be 2-3 hours, depending on your own speed and if you go on foot or by bike. Enjoy extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished your booked event. There will not be any historical or dull media about the places that you will see or visit. Decide on most of your walking route as you go. Explore and enjoy the area while you concentrate on solving this tricky fictional crime case. Fun guaranteed!"

Welterbe Baden-Baden Themen-Stadtführung

6. Welterbe Baden-Baden Themen-Stadtführung

Join this themed tour and learn why Baden-Baden was curated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Great Spas of Europe", along with ten other European spa towns in 2021. Start your trail to a World Heritage walk by meeting your guide at the Tourist Information. In this themed tour, you will learn interesting facts about the criteria defined in the context of the application, the tangible and intangible heritage of the city: Baden-Baden looks back on a rich cultural history since antiquity. Its heyday as the "summer capital of Europe" in the 19th century is still reflected in the cityscape today. During this time, Baden-Baden was one of the world's leading European spa towns. This was reflected, among other things, in its specific urban development, which can still be experienced today as a special type of city.

Weihnachtsmarkt-Führung Baden-Baden

7. Weihnachtsmarkt-Führung Baden-Baden

Surrounded by the mountains of the Black Forest, the traditional Christkindelsmarkt Baden-Baden with its numerous atmospheric attractions will take you to a winter fairy tale of a special kind. During the approx. 2 hour tour with our qualified guide you will discover traditional handicrafts, many culinary delicacies and great photo motifs. Learn more about the traditional customs and history of the Christkindelmarkt Baden-Baden. Tour Highlights: 1. Culinary Variety: Enjoy original Hungarian tree cake while learning about the history of this treat. 2. Hot chestnuts: Warm up and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. 3. Arts and Crafts: Admire life-size nativity figures carved with chainsaws. Learn about the centuries-old tradition of woodcarving. 4. Enchanting Nativity Scenes: Discover the variety of handmade nativity scenes in the ambulatory and how they were created. 5. Indulgent moments: feast on Dinelle bread baked in a wood-fired oven and taste a jury-awarded mulled wine. 6. Handmade glass items: Learn more about the art of stained glass. 7. Sweet seduction: taste nougat from Provence, a sweet delicacy with a fascinating manufacturing history. 8. Organic Glow Gin: Learn more about distillation and the art of gin making from the experts. Enjoy a tasting of mulled gin. => Unforgettable Finish: End the tour in front of the picturesque concert shell - with a surprise that comes from the heart and a memory to take home.

Chin Chin - ein edler Tropfen Themen-Stadtführung

8. Chin Chin - ein edler Tropfen Themen-Stadtführung

The guided tour takes you via the Trinkhalle, where Mark Twain already tasted a glass of water, to the Florentinerberg, from whose depths 800,000 litres of hot thermal water gush to the surface every day. Find out how foam parties are held on Leopoldsplatz, what the thermal water farce is all about and how water is used in anecdotes and legends in and around Baden-Baden! You will discover that the tour is anything but watery. The history of the world's smallest city is also a history of thermal water. Duration approx. 60 minutes Please keep in mind that the tour is in German only

Licht an - der Tanz beginnt! Themen-Stadtführung

9. Licht an - der Tanz beginnt! Themen-Stadtführung

This themed tour will literally shed light on the history of Baden-Baden. After you have experienced live how the candelabras in front of the Kurhaus are lit up, you will start the tour through the Kurpark past the Trinkhalle, which Max Beckmann painted from his hotel room in the Europäischer Hof. Let the light come on and find out why Heinz Rühmann was allowed to drive along in front of the Kurhaus in a Mercedes convertible, what world record was set in the Kurpark and what the King of France has to do with gambling in Baden-Baden. End the excursion in front of the concert shell, where you will finally feel as illuminated as the candelabra in your back.

Baden-Baden: Wanderung mit dem Schwarzwald-Guide

10. Baden-Baden: Wanderung mit dem Schwarzwald-Guide

Lace up your hiking boots and come along to Baden-Baden, a picturesque city nestled at the foot of the Black Forest in South Germany. Start your hiking adventure by meeting your experienced hiking guide at the Tourist-Information Kurhaus-Kolonnaden. Walk through forests, meadows, and other exciting vantage points. Marvel at the beautiful nature that surrounds the city, and stop for a well-deserved break. On the way, we may surprise you with something typical from the Black Forest.

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based on 31 reviews

This ended up being an extremely wonderful tour, and our guide Thomas was phenomenal. He provided a treasure trove of little facts and information regarding Frankfurt and the surrounding areas, as well as at our three stops. He was happy to answer additional questions, and work around our schedule when we requested some additional time in the Black Forest. We absolutely loved Heidelberg and the Black Forest, although we decided we could have done without Baden-Baden (it was an adorable town, but we thought it would be a better stop if you intended on spending some time shopping). Regardless, we would most definitely recommend this tour.

Peter wax terrific, we learned alot about the fascinating town of Baden Baden and charming town of strasbourg