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“Comfort and style” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Ranked #8 of 49 things to do in Baden-Baden
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Owner description: The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to the same acting troupe since 1918.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Ossett, United Kingdom
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“Comfort and style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2006

I spent about 14 hours at the Festspielhaus this month, at the Mariinksy theatre's 'Ring Cycle'.

Severe problems with the production (poor singers) but the theatre is a treat!

Very comfortable seats, good sightlines, great air-conditioning, lovely, big, open spaces to mill around in during the intervals (both inside and out). Most impressive was that, despite the theatre seating, I think, around 2,500, there was never a time when we waited behind more that 2 people for an interval drink and pretzel.

On the way out, every lady is given a rose at the door.

A superb facility!

Thank Ailidh
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“Fantastic building - well worth an hour for the tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2006

The FestSpielHaus is a fascinating building. Fronted by the old station building which is now the foyer and box office, the actual opera house itself is a modern glass and brick building opened in the late 1990's.
I went on the backstage tour, and despite being all in German (you have to think ahead or have a large party for an English tour), it was fascinating going back stage and seeing all the machinery required for a modern opera house. I have not been on a tour like this anywhere else.
Well worth the €7 and just over an hour.

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