Baden-Baden, a small but mighty meetings destination
Baden-Baden is unique:
Small yet cosmopolitan, cosy yet chic. The world-famous Black Forest spa resort combines beautiful scenery, exceptional event venues and first-class entertainment and cultural offers, setting the scene for conference and incentive programmes with a difference.
Traditional spa town with a thriving congress business
With just over 50,000 inhabitants, Baden-Baden is compact and features a stunningly elegant town centre. Getting around here is a delight: Conference venues, hotels, shops, restaurants, museums – everything is in walking distance, making for an extremely convenient set-up that does away with a lot of hassle that comes with big city infrastructures.
Traditionally a spa town with a long history of attracting international visitors, Baden-Baden is also home to national and international companies of different sectors.
Transport & Location
Transport and Location
Located in Germany’s southwest and close to France as well as Switzerland, Baden-Baden can easily be reached by car, train and plane.
The local train station is serviced by high-speed ICE trains providing international connections. Stuttgart, Heidelberg or Basle are a mere 1,5 hours away.
A number of international airports are conveniently located such as Frankfurt (106 miles), Stuttgart (62 miles) or Basle (100 miles). A direct train service gets travellers to Frankfurt aiport in 1,5 hours. The local Baden Airpark airport offers connections to major cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, London or Rome.
Some of Baden-Baden’s standout features provide special locations for meetings and congresses: The elegant, alabaster-white Kurhaus, set in a charming park, houses not only a beautiful casino but also provides a variety of meeting spaces. The town’s main conference venue, the light and airy Congress Hall is right by the magnificent Lichtentaler Allee gardens and in walking distance to all major hotels, with some of them also being first-rate venues:
The splendid Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa epitomises the exclusive spirit of Baden-Baden and the grand hotel which was opened in 1872 features elegant meeting rooms and charming parkland surroundings. As a former Capuchin monastery, the Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel adds a dose of historical charm to events held in the property’s state-of-the-art meeting rooms while the Dorint Maison Messmer Baden-Baden attractively combines tradition and modernity and is perfectly located right next to the Kurhaus and casino.
Things to see & do
Things to see & do
Take your guests on a tour of Baden-Baden Casino, the most beautiful in the world, as Marlene Dietrich once famously said. With a history dating back over 250 years and modelled on French royal palaces, its exquisite rooms are simply stunning. To explore the origins of the town as one of the most famous spa resorts worldwide, don’t miss the 2,000 year-old bath ruins right in the town centre to relive ancient Roman bathing culture and learn about Baden-Baden’s thermal spring water.
To see why Baden-Baden is also high on the list of any art lover, head to Lichtentaler Allee for the Museum Frieder Burda, a stunning naturally lit building designed by New York architect Richard Meier.
The collection features classical modern art, late works by Pablo Picasso, American abstract expressionism and a top-notch core of German post-war artists such as Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. Baden-Baden is also home to Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall: The Festspielhaus with is world acclaimed acoustics offers a diverse agenda of musical performances featuring top international artists and an evening at the Festpielhaus is the perfect add-on for any event.
Visiting Iffezheim Racecourse is another Baden-Baden favourite, as are outings in the surrounding picturesque Black Forest and the vineyard landscape of the Rebland. Not to be missed: Foodies will enjoy local culinary specialities, influenced by the proximity to France and Switzerland, Baden-Baden‘s gourmet restaurants as well as the fine patisserie on offer in the town’s wonderful cafés.