Baden-Baden in the Black Forest of Germany is one of my very favourite spas in Europe. I like it so much I spend part of my honeymoon there. It’s grand, it’s historical and the waters are oh, so hot and healing. Plus, with so many atmospheric old-world hotels lining the streets, it’s simply gorgeous.
And the most stunning property in all of Baden-Baden has to be Brenners Park, a historic hotel that has seen many of the world’s top celebrities and politicians.
Baden-Baden two famous bathhouses
The waters are the big draw, and you’ll want to check out at least one of the two great bathhouses Friedrichsbad or Caracalla Therme.
If you crave some upscale spa treatments to go with your thermal water bathing, however, head for the lavish Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa. Oozing elegance and glam, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and a scenic location near the tree-lined Lichtentaler Allee, Brenners Park has hosted a steady stream of international A-listers, from Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama to celebrity beauties Victoria Beckham and German supermodel Heidi Klum.
Brenners Park wellness facilities
The wellness facilities at Brenners Park include two health and beauty spas plus a medical spa that offers everything from aesthetic dermatology (get rid of those wrinkles and unwanted hair in style!) to aesthetic dentistry (for instant pearly whites). And now, with a large new development, they’ll have one of the largest spas in Germany.
Indulge at Brenners Park
Soothe your senses with an eastern-inspired treatment such as Shiatsu or the unique bathing ritual, Seiketsu. Or opt for a Kinsen facial that incorporates both Eastern and Western massage techniques into an intensive skincare ritual.
Relax in the secluded Brenners Park tradition
For the ultimate in rarefied seculsion, book the Spa Suite, a private sanctuary with its own whirlpool, terrace, Japanese blossom steam bath and spa butler.
Splurging at Brenners
For a serious indulgence, get your energy flowing with the Futuresse Treament, ‘The Secret of the Lotus,’ a 220-minute program offered by Brenners Park that starts with a lotus ceremony and includes cleansing, silk peeling with regeneration pearls, caviar mask, mystic lotus massage and milk bath, ending with champagne and snacks – shouldn’t life always be that way?
A wide selection of top products are used at Brenners Park, such as the Asian-inspired Kenebo products, Futuresse, Sisley, Skinceuticals and Brenner’s exclusive private label, Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa – Spirit of Jaipur.
Located at the northern edge of the Black Forest, scenic Baden-Baden is a favourite German destination for spa lovers and sightseers. Besides soaking and spa treatments, there is a lot to do: gamble at the world famous casino where Dostoyevsky lost his money, hike in the pine forest, shop at the upscale boutiques and visit the Festspielhaus (Festival Hall) to enjoy concerts, opera and dance performances.
Getting to Baden-Baden
Though it’s tucked away in the forest, Baden-Baden is not hard to get to. Trains from Frankfurt leave right from the airport, or from downtown, and from there it’s easy 90-minute journey to Baden-Baden. FYI: The train station does not let you off in the spa centre. You’ll need to take a bus or a cab for the short ride. Buses leave from right outside the station.
Getting to Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa
Brenner’s Park is located at Schillerstr. 4/6, Baden-Baden, 76530 Germany. Tel: 1 877 885 2513. Visit their website for info.
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