This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Baden-Baden. To help you make friends with Baden-Baden before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Baden-Baden is a small German town tucked into the foothills of the Black Forest. Even though it is small in terms of size and population, it has gained great fame throughout Germany and even worldwide for its marvelous opera house.
Baden-Baden hostels are centrally located because the city is rather small. Public transportation is available but might not be as comprehensive as it would be in a larger place. The closest airport is located in Karlsruhe, but you should look into taking a train since there are not many scheduled flights into Karlsruhe.
There are many good reasons to come stay in Baden-Baden hostels, the most obvious being the famous Festspielhaus (opera house). It has its reputation for showing cutting-edge productions of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung but also holds performances of other operas, ballets and classic concerts throughout the year. Make sure to get your show tickets well in advance since shows sell out quickly.
Baden-Baden hostels are also close to a spa garden and a casino for your entertainment. Art enthusiasts come for the Sammlung Frieder Burda, one of Germany’s most extensive collections of modern art which is really worth a visit. Other attractions include two castles which are open to the public, the ruins of a Roman bath, and the Paradies which is an Italian Renaissance garden that will fascinate you with its beautiful landscape and many trick fountains.
Written by local enthusiast for Baden-Baden hostelsMona