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Great Spa Towns of Europe

The Friedrichsbad

Bathing tradition for over 145 years
The Renaissance-style building was considered the most modern bathhouse in Europe when it opened in 1877 - and its fascination has not changed to this day. Even the entrance hall and the staircase to the Friedrichsbad give an idea of an extraordinary bathing experience. The antique ambience of the bathing temple provides an unforgettable insight into centuries-old bathing traditions between impressive shower fittings, hand-painted majolica tiles and the magnificent domed hall. Treat yourself to a very special luxury with a visit to the Friedrichsbad and embark on a fascinating journey to inner harmony and complete relaxation!
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Thermal water

Thermal water

Roman bath ruins

Roman bath ruins
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Great Spa Towns of Europe

UNESCO World Heritage Site

On July 24, 2021, Baden-Baden shone in the spotlight when it was awarded the coveted place on the World Heritage List at the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee - and not without reason. As a jewel among the "Great Spa Towns of Europe", the city was included in this select circle, a recognition for spa towns of immense historical value that experienced their heyday from the late 18th to the early 20th century.

The Friedrichsbad - a true showpiece among the outstanding attributes that earned Baden-Baden the title of "most important spa town in Europe" as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is a symbol of this town's extraordinary history and influence. It stands out as a place where history and well-being seamlessly merge, representing a central part of Baden-Baden's rich heritage.

From the gambling ban

to the bathing temple
The Friedrichsbad in Baden-Baden was built as a result of a law passed by the North German Confederation in 1868. This law prohibited gambling, which jeopardized the income from the casino. To avoid economic ruin, Baden-Baden modernized its outdated spa and bathing facilities. The town had hot mineral springs and financial resources. District building inspector Carl Dernfeld oversaw the project, which included modern spa facilities and sophisticated architecture. Following the demolition of an old town quarter on the historic site of the Florentinerberg, where the Romans had already built their thermal baths, the most important German thermal baths of the second half of the 19th century were built between 1869 and 1877 - the Friedrichsbad.
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Unique fascination
A masterpiece of architecture
The portraits & sculptures
Colorful ceramics
Origin of modern fitness
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Roman bath ruins

Museum of Ancient Bathing Culture
Below the Friedrichsbad is an impressive testimony to Roman bathing culture: the ruins of the Roman "Soldiers' Baths". It is one of the best preserved and most impressive Roman bathing facilities in Baden-Württemberg. Immerse yourself in the world of a bygone era and experience more than 2,000 years of history up close.
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