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Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7221 3013101
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Excellent opera house

Our first visit to see a wonderful performance of Tristan & Isolde. Great acoustics, comfortable... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2016
via mobile
A fantastic concert hall and restaurant

The Festspielhaus is in the original train station building, but with a modern auditorium built on... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2016
Somerset, UK
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The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to the same acting troupe since 1918.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7221 3013101
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Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to see a wonderful performance of Tristan & Isolde. Great acoustics, comfortable seats, excellent sight lines (but we did have good seats in the stalls), helpful and friendly foyer and bar staff. And a good number of ladies loos so no queuing...More

2  Thank LMSP
Reviewed January 18, 2016

The Festspielhaus is in the original train station building, but with a modern auditorium built on behind the interesting 19th Century facade. This is one of the leading concert halls in Germany, & the only one funded entirely privately, and it attracts international stars of...More

Thank Judi4jam
Reviewed December 26, 2015

A visit to Baden-Baden is not complete without a visit to the stellar Festspielhaus, a modern 2500-seat theater nicely grafted onto the rear of what was once the Baden-Baden Bahnhof. The grandiose edifice of the old station holds reception and ticketing spaces, and gives way...More

Thank groundrod
Reviewed October 26, 2015

A great stop to a hectic travel. Nice time to immerse and loosen the shoelaces. Try the local flavor and feel the weather into the skin regardless of the time of year

Thank Ed J
Reviewed April 17, 2015

In Baden Baden for the Easter Festival I had booked tickets which at somewhere like Glyndebourne or Covent Garden would be fine, but in the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus were not fine. Very high up and on the side of the theatre where you had to lean...More

3  Thank phd2
Reviewed September 27, 2014

A short walk from the centre of the town. Good auditorium with good acoustics. Easy to book - we did it online and collected the tickets before the concert, no problem. Very comfortable seats. Serves swanky bites to eat and posh drinks, but rather expensive.

1  Thank mcfb82
Reviewed September 2, 2014

The auditorium, built on the site of the old railway-station, parts of which it incorporates, is an architectural marvel. The artists -- at least at the summer festival -- are usually the Marinsky ensemble from St. Petersburg, under star conductor Valery Gergiev. The programmes are...More

2  Thank AlmaGreve
Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is one of the best festivals. Everything is very professional, world stars. It is very large, but all havea very good view. Their programs are ver, very good.

1  Thank enare
Reviewed June 11, 2014

The 06 06 2014 we attended my wife and your servant the wonderful opera "Faust" from the French composer Gounod in the Festspielhaus of Baden Baden. With Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo and Erwin Schrott, it was delightful, a sans faute from the start to the...More

Thank willbear75
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We attended a performance of Bach's St. John's Passion directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic. Staging was thought provoking, as is typical for Sellars. Berlin Philharmonic still plays with precision. It was such a pleasure to see...More

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