Beautifully located in the sun drenched southwest corner of Germany at the foothills of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden is an elegant thermal spa resort and international cultural metropolis.

The Caracalla Spa and the Roman-Iris Bath as well as the exquisite spa-hotels are conducive to unique wellness and various spa treatments. In the picturesque streets of the historical “Old Town” elegant fashion boutiques and exclusive jew-ellery and antiques stores guarantee first class shopping. Extensive parks and gardens, the world famous “Lichtentaler Allee” – a three kilometre long oasis of tranquillity and relaxation – invites you to take in the natural splendors during long walks or a jog.

Enjoy a visit at the outstanding Museum Frieder Burda built by renowned New York architect Richard Meier or let yourself captivate from the music at the “Festspielhaus”, Europe’s second largest opera and concert house. Treat yourself in one of the excellent gourmet restaurants or try one the small cosy pubs with their famous regional dishes. Later at night the world famous casino present a perfect setting to round an unforgettable day off.

Do not miss the Race Week in Iffezheim – taking place three times a year with the “Spring Meeting”, “the Grand Week” and “the Sales & Racing Festival” – is the epitome of flatracing and glamour, exciting galloping thoroughbreds and high society beauties, fun and suspense right up to the finish line, a busy funfair and champagne party all rolled into one.

So what is it that makes Baden-Baden special? Perhaps that hardly somewhere else can be found the sophistication and flair of major city presented with in such a charming, small town setting. More information www.baden-baden.com

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