Information on the coronavirus disease
On this page we are trying to keep you up to date with the developments and situation in Baden-Baden. Due to the daily changing situation we ask for your understanding if we are not always able to do so. Additionally, we try to update the information on our website regarding opening times and events step by step.
Nationwide measures to contain the corona pandemic
The following measures are expected to apply until 31 January 2021.
Staying outside your own home between 8pm and 5am is only allowed for valid reasons. An overview of valid reasons can be found in our FAQs.
#2 Contact restrictions
Maximum of one household and one other person in private and public space. Children of the two households up to and including the age of 14 years are not counted.
#3 Travelling and overnight stays
Overnight stays are not permitted for touristic reasons. Private travel and inter-regional tourist trips should be avoided at all costs.
If you are travelling to Baden-Baden on business, for medical or other special reasons and if you are looking for a place to stay, many of our hotels will be happy to accommodate you for this purpose. Find the right accommodation here.
#4 Art and culture
The following cultural and leisure facilities in Baden-Baden are closed:
Restaurants and other gastronomic establishments such as bars and cafés remain closed. However, delivery and collection of food is still allowed! The delivery service can also be used during the curfew.
Find out here which of your favourite restaurants offer pick-up and delivery services: https://www.wirhaltenzusammen-bw.de/ort/b/baden-baden#/
#6 Thermal baths and well-being
The operation of all swimming and leisure pools, thermal baths and saunas is prohibited. This includes the Caracalla Spa and the Friedrichsbad as well as all other swimming pools in and around Baden-Baden.
With a few exceptions, retail shops are closed until 31 January 2021. Details can be found in our FAQs.
Events that serve entertainment purposes are prohibited. If you have any questions regarding your booked event, please contact the respective organiser.
FAQs concerning the coronavirus disease
The Federal Government and State Governments have consulted on further measures to stop the diffuse and exponential spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
The results are summarised below.
The Federal Government calls for avoiding private travel and visits of family and friends. This also applies to domestic and supra-regional tourist trips.
Since accommodation is only permitted for necessary and non-touristic purposes, our accommodation facilities are not allowed to accept private travellers as guests until further notice.
Travellers should only travel for business, medical or other necessary reasons. These "necessary reasons" include, for example, visiting relatives in need of assistance.
All travellers to Germany have to register online prior to their entry on the website www.einreiseanmeldung.de, if they have stayed in a risk area within the last 10 days prior to their entry to Germany. Also they must be able to present proof of this registration when entering Germany. The registration is not necesssary if you only passed through a risk area without a stopover.
The wearing of a face mask is compulsory
- at weekly markets
- in the pedestrian zone
- in business and work premises
- in retail shops
- in car parks of the retail trade
- in local public transport
- in taxis
- in queues and waiting areas
- when the minimum distance is not observed
Private gatherings are now only possible within one's own household and at a maximum of one other person who does not belong to one's own household. Children of the two households up to and including the age of 14 years are not counted.
Staying outside your own home between 8 pm and 5 am is only permitted for valid reasons.
These valid reasons are in particular:
- carrying out professional activities
- use of medical and veterinary services
- accompanying persons in need of support and minors
- accompanying dying persons and people in acute life-threatening conditions
- acts of caring for animals, such as walking them
- attendance at schools, day-care centres and academic events
- gatherings for the purpose of maintaining work, services or business, public safety and order or social welfare
Delivery services may also carry out their activities during this period.
Citizens should avoid private travel and visits of family and friends. That also applies within Germany and to supra-regional tourist excursions.
Overnight stays are only permitted for necessary and non-touristic reasons. Hotels and other accommodation establishments may welcome business travellers.
Please contact the intended accommodation in advance to find out whether it is available at the desired time. You can find an overview of the accommodation here.
Unfortunately, our beloved restaurants and cafés as well as bars and clubs have to close. Nevertheless, you don't have to go without your favourite dishes: Delivery and pick-up of food remains permitted! Restaurant delivery services can also be used after 8 pm, as this falls under the professional activity exception.
Our restaurateurs are looking forward to every order and to continuing to spoil you with culinary delights. You can find a current overview of the pick-up and delivery services here.
With a few exceptions, retail shops will have to close until 31 January 2021.
The exceptions include:
- pick-up and delivery services
- pharmacies and medical supply stores
- banks and savings banks
- specialist baby markets
- grocery shops, beverage and weekly markets
- opticians, hearing aid acousticians
- post offices
- health food shops
- dry cleaners, launderettes
- petrol stations, garages, bicycle repair shops
- pet supplies, feed stores
- Christmas tree sales
- newspaper sales
Personal care service businesses must close due to physical proximity. Medically necessary treatments can be carried out under consideration of the restrictions.
Art and cultural institutions remain closed.
In addition to the Baden-Baden museums, this also affects the following cultural institutions:
For detailed information, please refer to the website of the respective institution.
Events that serve the purpose of entertainment are prohibited. If you have any questions regarding your booked event, please contact the respective organiser. For the return or exchange of already booked tickets, please contact the organiser or your booking office.
With the decision of the federal government, both of our tourist information offices will have to close.
Our colleagues will be happy to answer any questions you may have by telephone or email.
Tourist Information Office
Mon to Fri 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
Phone +49 7221 275 200
Further information on the coronavirus disease in Germany
Due to the dynamically developing situation, you will find up-to-date information on the following pages: