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5th June 2022

World Heritage Day Programme

Fancy a trip back in time to the Belle Époque?

For the first time, Baden-Baden is celebrating its World Heritage Site as part of the Great Spa Towns of Europe.
There will be a big celebration with an exciting programme on the 5th of June 2022.

✓ Free visits & guided tours ★ Theatre ♥ Costumes
♫ Dance & Music → and much more ...

Übersichtskarte Welterbefest

Baden-Baden's World Heritage Site extends over the entire city. This includes a core zone with the historic city centre & five city quarters, as well as a buffer zone with spa landscape. They are each highlighted on the map - and they are all the stage for this year's World Heritage Day festival.

Programme Old Town with Spa Quarter

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The historic spa quarter in the old town of Baden-Baden is where the thermal springs originate. The Romans already bathed here. The ancient Roman ruins still bear witness to this. Over the centuries, the town developed around the springs. The thermal springs were catalysts for the specific spatial urban development of the town. In the 19th century, the old town was revitalised by the construction of the Friedrichsbad.

10:00 - 17:00 h
Free entry to the Roman Bath Ruins & Tasting from the Roman kitchen, for a small fee (): Spiced wine, cheese and cider roll
Free entry
10:00 - 17:00 h
every hour on the hour
Guided tours of the Roman Bath Ruins, limited number of participants, Carasana Bäderbetriebe, registration under: 07221/ 2759-43, caracallashop@carasana.de Free guided tour
11:00 & 14:00 h Roman Baden-Baden around the Friedrichsbad Spa, Marktplatz/Höllengasse Free guided tour
12:00 - 18:00 h Insight into the gallery system, thermal water protection and management , Friedrichstollen Free entry
12:00 - 18:00 h Geology, Hydrology & Thermal Spring Protection, Location: Renaissance Hall Friedrichsbad Spa Exhibition
12:00 - 18:00 h Dive in. Art for the Spa City, exhibition by The European Spa, location: KneippVital Friedrichsbad Spa Exhibition
14:00 & 15:30 h The ban on gambling as an impetus for the rediscovery of bathing, location: entrance Friedrichsbad Spa Free guided tour
11:00 - 17:00 h Access to the spring of origin - ground floor Old Steam Bath Free entry
11:00 - 17:00 h EISEN - exhibition  Exhibition
15:00 h EISEN - guided tour Free guided tour
11:00 - 17:00 h scultura 22 - exhibition Exhibition
16:00 h scultura 22 - guided tour Free guided tour

 

15:00 & 16:30 h Free guided construction site tour Stiftskirche* Note: Dean Michael Teipel, sturdy shoes, no fear of heights,
Meeting place: entrance of the collegiate church

*limited number of participants, registration: www.ogy.de/stiftskirche1 (15 h), www.ogy.de/stiftskirche2 (16.30 h)

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Programme New Spa District

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The “new” spa quarter was laid out in the first half of the 19th century – west of the former old town walls, on the other side of river Oos. Here, in the open floodplain landscape, the new centre comprising of the architectural ensemble of the Kurhaus, Casino, Concert Shell, Pump Room, Theatre and Colonnades was created.

12:00 h Opening of the World Heritage Day with Ms Nicole Razavi MdL, Ministry for Regional Development and Housing and Mayor Margret Mergen Opening
12:15 h World Heritage! And now? with Minister Nicole Razavi MdL and Mayor Margret Mergen Panel discussion
13:15 h The World Heritage in Baden-Baden or A Game for the Title, World Heritage Children's Theatre Play, Hector Children's Academy Theater
14:30 - 16:30 h Historical Dance Tea with the Baden-Baden Salon Orchestra Dance & Music
17:00 h Award ceremony photo competition #meinwelterbe Baden³, Robert-Schumann-School Award ceremony
18:00 h A festival comes to an end - with Mayor Margret Mergen Finale
18:15 h Final concert Movies & Music, Philharmonie Baden-Baden Music

At the Tourist Information Office you can get all the information about the World Heritage Site and programme from 10:00 - 18:00. In the souvenir shop you can take the memory of this beautiful day home with you: many items related to the World Heritage in Baden-Baden, such as a World Heritage piccolo and World Heritage bags, can be purchased there. 

10.00 - 18:00 h
every half hour
World Heritage short guided tour in German Free guided Tour
10:00 - 18:00 Uhr
every full hour
World Heritage short guided tour in English Free guided Tour
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Kurhaus Kolonnaden Baden-Baden
10:00 - 14:00 h Free tour of the casino's gaming rooms, explanation and demonstration of the historic Klondyke (horse roulette) with croupiers. Free tour
10:00 - 13:00 h
every hour on the hour
Geführte Casino-Besichtigung  Free guided Casino tour 
12:00 - 14:00 h Welterbe Lunch, Reservation: 07221-30 24 691, info@the-grill-baden-baden.de, 15-30 € Casino-Restaurant „The Grill“
12:00 - 18:00 h Info point Kurhaus Baden-Baden as event location | Entrance Kurhaus Info point
13:30 & 14:30 h The former Konversationshaus: Landmark of the spa town | Staircase Kurhaus Free guided tour

 

10:00 - 18:00 h The Seven Wonders of the World Baden-Württemberg Open-Air Exhibition
10:00 - 18:00 h Photo competition #meinwelterbe Baden³ of the Robert Schumann School Open-Air Exhibition
10:00 - 18:00 h On the way to UNESCO World Heritage, Freundeskreis Lichtentaler Allee e.V. Open-Air Exhibition
10:00 - 18:00 The Guest is King or Our World Heritage in Baden-Baden, World Heritage Children's Movie by the Hector Children's Academy World Heritage Children's Movie
10:00 - 18:00 h State Monument Preservation Baden-Württemberg Info-Point
10:00 - 18:00 h Karlovy Vary, Partnership Association City of Baden-Baden Info-Point
10:00 - 18:00 h Baden-Baden Philharmonic Info-Point
14:00 & 16:00 h The Seven Wonders of the World Baden-Württemberg with Denise Beilharz, Ministry for State Development and Housing BW Free guided tour through the exhibition

Experience the 19th century up close in the Kurgarten from 12 - 18 h!

Historical costume and dance groups from Switzerland, Bensheim, Ladenburg and the region stroll through the Kurgarten, stilt walkers, trolley and penny-farthing riders and a historical barrel organ player provide entertainment, a photographer with a historical camera and instant photos and a historical stand of hats enliven the Kurgarten.

13:30 & 16:30 h Shadow theatre Cinderella in the Kurhaus Colonnade  Performance
15:00 & 18:00 h Storytelling Theatre The Running Machine, Mayer's Little Bicycle Theatre in the Kurgarten Performance
10:00 - 18:00 h World Heritage Info Point, Information on the World Heritage Site and Programme Info-Point
10:00 - 18:00 h Experience World Heritage in the Summer Capital of Europe Open-Air Exhibition
10:00 - 18:00 h The Reinhard Fieser Bridge: A monument is being renovated Open-Air Exhibition
14:00 & 16:00 h The entrance to the "new" spa district yesterday and today Free guided tour
10:30 - 22 h The Theatre Baden-Baden Information stand
10:00 & 12:00 h BADEN IM APPLAUS, Theatre tour with Max Ruhbaum, tickets: www.ogy.de/applaus   Theatre tour ()
15:00 h JUGEND OHNE GOTT, tickets: www.ogy.de/jugendgott Performance ()
20:30 h DISCOTOPIEN at Stage in the Theatre Courtyard, tickets: www.ogy.de/discotopien  Performance ()
10:00 - 18:00 h Ulrike Ottinger -  free admission to the art exhibition Exhibition
from 18:00 h Ulrike Ottinger - Audiobook evening Audiobook evening
10:00 - 18:00 h Margaret und Christine Wertheim. VALUE AND TRANSFORMATION OF CORALS, tickets: www.ogy.de/museumfriederburda Art exhibition(€)
10:00 - 18:00 h The Studio of the Seas, art programme for children, youths and adults in the LA8 Workshop 
10:00 - 18:00 h Free Chess for Everyone, Simultaneous Tournament with Grandmaster and Free Chess Game, Courtyard of LA8 Chess

Programme Gardens, Parks and Green Spaces

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The gardens, parks and green spaces in the inner town, including the famous Lichtentaler Allee, extend along the river Oos. All spa-specific buildings and facilities in Baden-Baden are embedded in the urban context of carefully main tained gardens, parks and green spaces.

10:00 h The history of the Lichtentaler Allee Free guided tour
14:00 & 17:00 h From Lichtentaler Allee to UNESCO World Heritage Site Free guided tour
15:00 & 16:00 h The Green Salon of Baden-Baden Free guided tour
10:00 - 18:00 h With the carriage through Lichtentaler Allee, tickets: www.ogy.de/kutschfahrt   Tour (€)
10:00 - 18:00 h Ride with the City Bahn Baden-Baden through Lichtentaler Allee, tickets: www.ogy.de/citybahn   Tour (€)

 TiP:

An audio guide - provided by the Freundeskreis Lichtentaler Allee e.V. - offers an excellent opportunity to obtain exciting information about Lichtentaler Allee, the heart of Baden-Baden's UNESCO World Heritage Site, using your smartphone. The service is available in German and English:

www.ogy.de/allee

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10:00 - 18:00 h Romanticism & Roulette: The World Spa in the 19th Century, free admission to the City Museum exhibition  Free entry
11:00, 14:00 & 16:00 h Free guided tours of the exhibition Romanticism & Roulette: The World Spa in the 19th Century Free guided tour
15:00 h Off to the bath: On the trail of the World Heritage Site with Leo, Froggy and Kläffer, family guided tour, limited number of participants, registration: anmeldung.stadtmuseum@baden-baden.de Free guided tour
12:00 - 18:00 h Free game of petanque for everyone, game with French music, German-French Society Baden-Baden Games
15:00 h Religious Diversity: The Romanian Orthodox Chapel, guided tour with Father Ionut Bogdan Stavarachi, limited number of participants, registration: www.ogy.de/stourdza  Free guided tour

Programme Town Extensions

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The town extensions represent the expansion of the urban settlement in Baden-Baden outside the old town and the new spa district to accommodate the spa-specific services. Here, for example, new hotels were built to accommodate the spa guests.

10:00 - 18:00 h World Heritage Anniversary Drink on the Minerva Terrace, Fritz & Felix Bar, 10 & 14 € Drink ()
11:00 & 13:00 h 150 years of Brenners. The tradition of a grand hotel
Guided tours with limited number of participants.
Registration: www.ogy.de/brenners1 (11 h), www.ogy.de/brenners2 (13 h)
Free guided tour
13:00 - 18:00 h Exhibition Muße Literature Museum Free entry
14:00 h Curator's tour with Dr. Regine Nohejl, limited number of participants, registration: 07221/932260, stadtbibliothek@baden-baden.de Free guided tour
16:00 h Guided tour with Angela Hahn and Udo Barth with focus on
- The beginnings of bathing culture and bathing literature, recovery and satirical views, soul-seekers and travellers (Angela Hahn)
- Russian poets and writers in Baden-Baden in the 19th century, connected with the city's music and salon culture (Udo Barth)
limited number of participants, registration: 07221/932260, stadtbibliothek@baden-baden.de
Free guided tour

Tip:
Let yourself be taken on a sound journey through the European spas "The European Spa". The podcast series "A very short history of the European Spa" in Englishwww.ogy.de/european-spa 

17:00 h

Presence Whitsun Festival Baden-Baden: Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the SWR Symphony Orchestra.

Violin Concerto by Esa-Pekka Salonen and "Die Walküre", First Act by Richard Wagner, Tickets: www.ogy.de/presence

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Programme Villa Areas

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The villa quarters, with park-like gardens, spread out on both sides of the slopes of the Oos valley. Seasonal as well as all-year-round accommodation were built here for spa guests. Churches of various denominations for the towns numerous international guests are also located in the villa areas of Baden-Baden.

11:00 h The Beutig & Quettig villa area: historical development and significance for the World Heritage Site - meeting point in front of the City Museum Free guided tour
13:00 h Anglican Church | Religious diversity in Baden-Baden: the Anglican Church. The church It is located at Frühlingsstraße4, on Gausplatz, at the corner of Bertholdstraße / Ludwig-Wilhelm-Straße in Baden-Baden's city centre.  Free guided tour
14:30 h Russian Orthodox Church | Religious Diversity in Baden-Baden: The Russian Orthodox Church
The Russian Church is located at Lichtentaler Straße 76 in Baden-Baden.
Free guided tour
13:00 & 16:00 h The water art facility Paradies at Annaberg Free guided tour
14:00 h The Annaberg Villa District: Historical Development and Significance for the World Heritage Site Free guided tour
14:00 & 15:00 h The Palais Biron: Typically Baden-Baden | Guided tour with limited number of participants, registration: www.ogy.de/biron1 (14 h), www.ogy.de/biron2 (15 h) Free guided tour

Programme Medieval Monastery and Lichtental

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The Lichtenthal Monastery looks back on 775 years of history with uninterrupted use by the Cistercian nuns. In the 19th century, the Monastery was – and still remains – one of the popular excursion destinations in Baden-Baden for the spa guests. In the immediate vicinity of the Monastery is the Brahms House, where the famous composer Johannes Brahms lived and worked for a long time.

14:30 & 16:30 h 750 Years of Monastic Tradition - Then and Now - with the Sisters of the Cistercian Abbey Programme 
16:30 - 17:00 h Singing in the monastery courtyard - historical songs in choir with moderation, choral society Hercynia Baden-Lichtenthal e.V. Performance
10:00 - 18:00 h Brahms´House, Exhibition and former living quarters of Johannes Brahms Free entry

Programme Spa Landscape

Historisches Gemälde der Seufzerallee
Historisches Gemälde der Seufzerallee - © Stadt Baden-Baden

Since the beginning of the 19th century, the steep wooded slopes around the urban settlement in Baden-Baden have been developed and provided with paths, vantage points, cafes and restaurants for recreation for spa guests close to the town. The spa landscape has an important therapeutic role and at the same time offers numerous possibilities for recreation and diversion.

14:30 h World Heritage Hiking Trail Hasensprung - Inauguration of the historic hiking trail with Alexander Uhlig Inauguration
14:30 & 16:30 h Guided World Heritage Walks (1.5 hrs) Free guided walk
17:00 h Hike Schafberg-Eckhöfe (1.5 hrs.)
Wine tour and tasting with Heinz Knapp, Weingut Knapp, registration: www.ogy.de/rundweg
Free guided hike