Baden-Baden’s Friedrichsbad opened in 1877 as the most modern bathing house in Europe.
You can navigate 17 rooms through the warm air room (54 degrees), the hot air room (68 degrees) and the sequence of thermal waters from 28 to 47 degrees. Each and every room is pretty gorgeous, most with the original tiling, the pièce de résistance being the famous domed room.
Sadly the press office didn’t have any snaps of my personal favourite space – the first relaxation room. A lonely, dark wood paneled round room with around 30 odd beds. Here you wait for the assistant to come and wrap you up like a baby in thick felt blankets. I’m rather glad I accidently circumvented the binding experience and just got to appreciate the David Lynch-esque space all alone.
Traditionally men and women bathe separately in the Friedrichsbad. On the separate bathing days men and women meet in the domed hall of the
Friedrichsbad (stage 10-11).
Separate days are Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and public holidays and Feb 14th couples can use all of the 17 stages together.
Friedrichsbad, CARASANA Bäderbetriebe GmbH, Römerplatz 1 76530 Baden-Baden, Germany.