Approximately 10 hours 30 minutesStart time
Start time: 0930h (09:30am)
Duration: Approximately 10 hours 30 minutes
Please make your way to Wiesenhüttenstr. 39, 60329 Frankfurt (close to Central Station/opposite to Hotel Savoy.
Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier.
Hotel pick up/drop off service is available for Frankfurt Hotels (payable direct at approx euro 5 per person each way). To request pick-up/drop-off, call the tour operator office on the number given on your confirmation voucher prior to the tour date.
The tour ends at the starting point.
Nestled among wooded hills, Baden-Baden was the 19th century playground of Europe’s royalty and aristocracy, who came to gamble in the famous Casino and luxuriate in the thermal baths. Today the town is as stylish as ever and you too can experience the delights that lured the nobility 150 years ago.
See the Kurhaus resort, a Belle Epoque marvel of elegance with immaculate gardens and stylish boutiques along the colonnade. If time permits, visit the Casino that Marlene Dietrich once declared was “the most beautiful casino in the world”.
Your flexible tour gives you a number of choices: stay in Baden-Baden and either bliss out in the thermal baths or take your chance in the Casino; or continue with your guide to visit the Black Forest and Lake Mummelsee.
To join the Baden-Baden & Black Forest Day Tour From Frankfurt you should make your way to the tour office at Wiesenhüttenstr. 39, 60329 Frankfurt. Hotel pick-up can be arranged for an extra charge (approx euro 5.00 per person).
The tour takes you along the motorway drive to Baden-Baden, one of Europe´s most beautiful health resorts and best preserved spas. The Kurhaus resort in Baden Baden still retains its Belle Epoque elegance. Built between 1821 and 1824, the Kurhaus has stylish banqueting rooms and suites. Today it comprises a spa resort, Casino, and conference complex.
If time allows, you will visit the Casino, the oldest and most beautiful in Germany, outside gambling hours (no dress code applies). It was in 1853 that a Parisian, Jacques Bénazet, persuaded the sleepy little Black Forest spa of Baden Baden to build gambling rooms to enliven its evenings. Kaiser Wilhelm I and his chancellor, Bismarck, the Russian novelist Dostoyevsky, the Aga Khan, and Marlene Dietrich all patronized the place.
After seeing the Casino, you have three choices: continue the trip to the Black Forest; stay at the Thermal Bath (additional charges), or gamble at the Casino. If you decide to stay at the Thermal Baths or Casino, you will miss the tour to the Black Forest but you will be picked up by the guide at 1800h (6:00pm).
A visit to the Thermal Baths is a luxurious and thoroughly relaxing experience. Choose from the Roman-Irish Bath (Friedrichsbad) or the Baths of Caracalla (Caracalla Therme) and enjoy various combinations of indoor pools, outdoor pools, steamy pools, waterfalls, neck showers, Jacuzzis, hot springs, cold pools, lounge chairs, and saunas.
If you wish to gamble at the Casino, you should make sure you are complying with the dress code. Jeans are allowed, but you must wear a jacket and tie, and sneakers are not permitted. The minimum stake is euro 2; maximum, euro 7,000. Passports are necessary as proof of identity.
Those not staying at the Thermal Bath or Casino will take a round trip tour through the coniferous woods of the Black Forest up to the famous “Mummelsee” lake, a popular beauty spot. The Mummelsee is 17 meters (55 feet) deep and legend says its dark waters are inhabited by a water sprite or “Nix” and the “King of the Mummelsee”.
A snack is provided for you to take at a suitable place and time during the day.
Your tour ends back at the starting point at Wiesenhüttenstr. 39. Hotel drop-off can be arranged for an extra charge (approx €5 per person).
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
You need to bring your passport if you plan to gamble at the Casino. Smart jeans are allowed in the Casino, but gentlemen wishing to gamble must wear a jacket and tie, and sneakers are not permitted. The Casino opens for gambling at 1400h (2:00pm).
Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to staff upon boarding.