Some places are so good they really did have to ‘name it twice’.
Baden-Baden deserves such double-barreled recognition.
A world-renowned spa town in the Black Forest, and a favoured hangout for European Royals and VIPs in the know, this lux German treasure is the featured highlight destination in the new 2017 Germany LGBT travel campaign. And those lovely people over at the German National Tourist Office have a competition to win your own trip to Baden-Baden. Details are below.
As a superb city break for you (solo or with that special boy/girl by your side) — Baden-Baden more than delivers.
Here are some things to think about when adding this luxurious German spa town to your 2017 holiday wishlist.
Mark Twain was just one of the many illustrious people to have discovered how thrillingly refreshing is a visit to the Baden-Baden Friedrichsbad Spa.
Since 1877, this place has been helping make bodies of every shape, size, colour, creed, identity and orientation feel fully relaxed and simply wonderful.
You start in the single-sex dressing rooms, wandering your way slowly through a series of stunningly beautiful bathing rooms, thermal baths and relaxation spaces. The Spa provides separate bathing for men and for women — and to really relax you bathe au naturel (of course).
They say that after 10 minutes you forget time and after 20 minutes, the world. We predict you will leave viewing Friedrichsbad Spa as a temple of German relaxation and wellness. You may well fancy a return visit during your holiday. You wouldn’t be the first to double up on bathing bliss at Baden-Baden’s Friedrichsbad.
Baden-Baden indulges a passion for relaxation.
Spend an hour or two among the elegance of shopping in the Old Town.
Baden-Baden is home to one of the world’s beautiful destination casinos — designed in the time when a European casino floor meant dressing up. Striking a pose. Staking a place at the tables, having a flutter or making one’s fortune.
Forget Vegas — think Bond, glamour and style.
From black tie to drag fab, be yourself and be gorgeous while you make your own statement of fashion intent on the casino floor of Baden-Baden. Dress up and be fabulous. Baden-Baden casino sprinkles a holiday with European luxury and old-school glamour.
Your tastebuds are the only part of your body not likely to be relaxing.
Dining is an essential part of the local scene that will become inextricably linked with your visit to Baden-Baden.
Try local Baden Württemberg specialities, like smoked trout, delicious mushrooms or a sinfully rich Black Forest Gateau.
Wines from the nearby Rebland region can complement your dining moments in Baden-Baden. If the mood strikes, you can pop across to the vineyard region just a few minutes away, for personal indulgence tastings. Try the culinary triangle of three nearby Baden wine villages of Varnhalt, Steinbach with Umweg and Neuweier. Or do as the locals do and try the potent Kirsch Schnapps.
Natural beauty is literally ‘on-tap’ in Baden-Baden. As well as Friedrichsbad Spa in town, enjoy spectacular views from Florentine Hill and the beauty of a stroll along Lichtentaler Allee.
Nestled right next to the legendary Black Forest and the perfect starting point for an excursion into the Black Forest National Park — you can mix and match urban and nature experiences to your heart’s content.
If you enjoy the wilds, try the stunning walking trails minutes by car or bus from Baden-Baden.
Have your camera ready — breathtaking scenery is yours for the taking.
Our friends at the German National Tourist Office are pleased to welcome their LGBT guests to Germany in 2017. For a chance to win a free trip to Baden-Baden, CLICK here. It takes less than a minute to enter: you and a friend might soon be winging your way to Spa, Luxury, Nature and Dining heaven in beautiful Baden-Baden. Enter now.