Since Roman times, Baden-Baden was one of the centres of wellness and health, due to its famous hot springs. Every day, 800 litres of thermal water flow from the twelve natural springs in the city. Today, tourists visit Baden-Baden not only for the many health spas spread throughout the city, but also for its many museums and historical sites, and for the natural beauty around the city. Hotels in Baden-Baden are the ideal place for successful business and to unwind in a wholesome holiday.
Visit Baden-Baden & stay at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Baden-Baden
The Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport
Baden-Baden is linked to the Federal Motorway Bundesautobahn A5, between the Federal State of Hesse and the city of Frankfurt and the Swiss border. Hotels in Baden-Baden can be also easily reached by train and the Baden-Baden Bahnhof is also served by the ICE Trains to Basel and Mannheim. The Baden Airpark (Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport) is located only 10 km from the city centre. The Airport is the second-largest airport in Baden-Württemberg.
Business in Baden-Baden
In the last several decades, Baden-Baden has turned from a leisure centre to an important business centre, especially for media companies. One can easily mix business and pleasure in hotels in Baden-Baden which are close to those companies. The centre of the public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk is located in Baden-Baden, as well as several publishing houses (including the prestigious Nomos Verlag) and media-research companies such as Media Control. L’Tur, one of Germany’s largest last-minute travel agencies, is also located within a few minutes from hotels in Baden-Baden.
Shopping in Baden-Baden
Today, Baden-Baden is a synonym of luxury goods and indeed, around Leopoldplatz and on Lange Strasse, one can find shops by major designers and jewellers. The Shopping Centre “Cité”, near the train station, is nicknamed by locals “The UFO”, because of its shape, and includes German high street shops as well as many delicatessen. Vineyards around the city sell their wines directly to thirsty customers.
Sightseeing near the Leonardo Hotels in Baden-Baden
The Merkur and the Funicular in Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden is surrounded by breathtaking nature, and is located at the edges of the Schwarzwald. The Merkurbergbahn, a funicular, leads you to the top of the Merkur Mountain, and provides stunning views of the vicinity.
The Kurhaus (literally: “Health House”) provides all types of “cures” for the soul – the complex includes spa and thermal baths, as well as one of the world’s most famous casinos, a concert hall, fine dining, confectionary and even a prayer hall. The Baden-Baden Casino was once labelled by Marlene Dietrich as “the most beautiful casino in the world”. Today, it still attracts many celebrities. The Kurhaus halls serve as a focal point for important events, including the Baden-Baden Television Film Festival and Baden-Baden International Old-Timer Meeting.
The Russian Church of Baden-Baden
The Russian Church of Baden-Baden, a beautiful late 19th-Century germ of Russian Orthodox architecture, is located just across the park from the Leonardo Royal Hotel in Baden-Baden. The Church is dedicated to “The only Russian city outside of Russia”, as Baden-Baden was named by the media.
The Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
The Kunsthalle is one of the most famous museums in Baden-Baden, making the city an important centre of arts and culture. Fine Art exhibitions, from classical through modern and contemporary ones, are presented in the hall, with never a dull moment. Next to the Kunsthalle, art aficionados will find the Frieder Burda Museum, exhibiting the vast art collection of its patron.
Cuisine of Baden-Baden & Baden-Baden Hotels
Baden-Baden is located in the heart of the Ortenau wine region. Grape varieties grown in this area include Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Pinot noir. Many small local vineyards around Baden-Baden offer wines directly to the consumer. One of the traditional dishes associated with Baden-Baden is the Rehrücken Baden-Baden , a roasted saddle of venison in wine stock, served with pears, blackcurrants, and Spätzle noodles as a side dish.