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Friedrichsbad

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Roemerplatz 1, 76530, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany
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Discover a true wellness town, infused with spa culture: Baden-Baden. Experience the amalgam of the Roman era and the aristocratic 18th Century influence in architecture. A place friendly for celebrities in the old era has long claimed the throne as the “Summer Capital of Europe”. Enjoy the spas, cafes and the whole atmosphere in the winsome street of Baden-Baden. With this tour you will understand and learn many stories surrounding this city!
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Gar wrote a review May 2020
County Galway, Ireland2 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited this wonderful place this day last year (May 20th 2019) The first couple of minutes can be daunting, but you get used to it quickly. I went on a very wet Monday afternoon. The baths were operating on the female side only due to refurbishment works on the male side, but it wasn't very crowded. Had a lovely chat with a Mexican lady about stautes and architecture details of the baths while in the warm bath. Something I was not expecting and made the trip for memorable 😊 We did a couple of the stations together and don't miss the relaxation area where you can lay on benches and have different teas. The sleeping room is also a highlight. I had the soap and brush massage and cream service. An amazing experience. When you finally leave the baths, you feel like you're walking on air and my skin felt amazing for days after. I hope all the wonderful staff have been well during the crisis and I hope to get back soon!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Inspire744945 wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany6 contributions2 helpful votes
This must be the crown jewel of German spa culture. The Friedrichsbad is reminiscent of the ancient Roman bath, which was at the site 2000 years ago. The water has healing qualities, and comes out of the volcanic rocks with high pressure and temperature. The traditional-style spa course has 17 stations, which take around three hours if you follow the suggested intervals. No clothes, no slippers. Everything is very clean. You start off with what must be the biggest shower on earth, with a temperature adjustment lever the size of a baseball bat. You stand under the shower for a few minutes, with the slightly sulphuric, mineral-rich water raining down on you. Then you are guided into a "hot-air bath", and you can relax in a beautifully decorated tiled chamber with floor heating until you break out into a light sweat. Then follows a whole-body soap-brush (choice of soft or hard) and a short whole-body massage, administered by the professionals on staff, then another shower and some sweating in what is called the "only geothermal steam bath in the world", with delicious steam coming right out of what looks like rocks and flowing over a series of pipes. Here, you are encouraged to hose yourself (or each other) off with ice cold water - a very nice temperature shock, which ramps up your circulation. You reach the central temple-like pool, with cool water, to vigorously move around. Then follows an ice-cold dipping pool, showers and whole-body skin care massage (optional) and rest.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LVV298484 wrote a review Feb 2020
Moscow, Russia98 contributions104 helpful votes
Visited this place for the first time and had big expectations. It was something legendary for me. But now I am a bit confused. Yes, it was good as an excursion and an interesting experience. It was a way to see how it was 100 years ago, as the place is authentic and they preserve it carefully. Beautiful old interiors. However the overall impression is that you do not feel really comfortable and relaxed. But next time I will certainly go to Caracalla as the pools and saunas are much better there, for me. We took the full package with massage and I was not really happy with massage also. It was very quick and simple. I would certainly suggest some improvement, at least some small things that could make it more cozy and pampering.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Robert wrote a review Jan 2020
Austin, Texas38 contributions39 helpful votes
For Americans (or non-Europeans) that are open-minded, this was a treat. It took about 2-3 minutes to feel comfortable with the "textile-free" environment. Everyone looks different without clothes. Everyone doesn't care. The staff is very aware of this and does everything to make yours a pleasurable stay. Once you disrobe in a co-ed locker area, you wrap yourself in a large towel (seemed more like a rubber-lined towel to me) and headed to the showers. You must wear shower shoes provided at least through the brush-bath explained later. After that, there are no towels. Then you go through a total of 17 individual stations ranging from hot (and hotter) rooms to various water baths of different depths. none are deep. Some are more shallow than I expected. There is an icy plunge pool that is VERY cold we opted to not do. The time you spend at each station is up to you. Do not miss the brush bath where a person uses a soft brush with soap all over you (except private areas). There are multiple showers areas throughout the experience. In the end, you are pampered in a very quiet room and cocooned in a warm blanket and allowed to sleep and rest. This is a bit of a detailed review, but people not familiar with the German spa experience should have an open mind and try this.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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IZQ wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China25 contributions29 helpful votes
I enjoyed every moment of this journey back in time. The building and facilities feel like the belle epoch from a movie, but that’s the point. It’s unique and magical. I read the “terrible” and “poor” rated reviews before I went and now that I have experienced Friedrichsbad for myself, I think there are two themes for those who didn’t like it: 1. It’s not modern, like a luxury spa back home. Correct. It’s very different. You can find luxury spas in most 5 star hotels, so I hope they don’t change Friedrichsbad. 2. The nudity is too strictly enforced. Probably correct too, but that’s how it’s done here, and I think Germans do sound a bit harsher than they mean to. It’s just the tone of their language - less room for charm. They also have different views of rules. It gives them great satisfaction culturally to bond over rules. The nudity is part of the experience of letting go of your insecurities and societal pressures. It makes you see yourself in perspective. Get over yourself. I hope people enjoy it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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