Art, culture and top-class events

Ever fancied a trip to a world-famous casino or a glamorous evening at Europe’s second largest opera house? From the Kurhaus to the Stadttheater and the Festspielhaus concert hall, Baden-Baden has a wealth of historic buildings and cultural highlights. Attractions and events, which include Baden-Baden Summer Nights and international horse races, and attract upscale clientele to the spa resort all year round. Looking for inspiration? Check out our 12 tips for cultural highlights and events.

Casino 

With a history stretching back over almost two hundred years, the Casino is one the city’s most recognisable architectural landmarks. Whether you’re a fan of roulette, blackjack or poker, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable evening in the historic casino’s one-of-a-kind belle époque atmosphere.

Kurhaus

The traditional Kurhaus, which also houses the famous casino, regularly hosts important events, such as the Baden-Baden Television Film Festival. Built in 1766 in the neo-classical style, the building has since become the heart of Baden-Baden and one of the town’s main landmarks.

Trinkhalle

The Trinkhalle (pump house) was built in the mid-19th century and is located in the gardens at Baden-Baden’s Kurhaus. It is supported by 16 Corinthian pillars. Visitors to the hall can marvel at 14 frescoes by Jakob Götzenberger. 

Festspielhaus

The Baden-Baden Festspielhaus concert hall opened its doors in 1988 and can seat 2,500 people, making it the second largest opera house in Europe. Visitors will enjoy regular concerts by leading orchestras, such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, and world-renowned international orchestras from the USA, UK and Italy. 

Theatre

The city theatre was built in the style of the Paris Opera House and hosts performances from Shakespeare to Kleist, modern day classics and French guest performances.

The famous Lichtentaler Allee promenade & Stadtkirche (church)

Lichtentaler Allee, a 2.3-kilometre-long boulevard through one of the town's parks, has become a popular spot for a leisurely stroll. The Stadtkirche church is another of Baden-Baden’s many attractions.

Baden-Baden museum

History enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the Baden-Baden Museum on Lichtentaler Allee. The museum traces the town’s history, from its Roman roots to present day.

Frieder Burda museum

Miró, Beckmann, Picasso: the collection at the Frieder Burda Museum focuses primarily on modern art and is classed as one of the most important and highly respected private art collections in Europe.

Stiftskirche (church)

The Romanesque-style basilica is the oldest building in Baden-Baden’s historic old town.

International horse racing 

For the past 150 years, the Iffezheim racing track and its famous horse races have been attracting large crowds from across the globe.

Philharmonic concerts at the palace

Classical music enthusiasts can spend an evening enjoying one of the Philharmonischen Schlosskonzerte – a series of concerts by Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra held in the inner courtyard at the historic Schloss Neuweier during the summer months.

Mr. M's Jazz Club

No jazz connoisseur will be disappointed by an evening in the unique atmosphere at Marc Marshall's Mr. M’s Jazz Club, which regularly hosts concerts by world-class artists from the jazz scene.

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