Family Quality Time
Baden-Baden is a perfect destination for a family city trip, due to its manageable size you can reach everything afoot. Below you will find some family-friendly leisure ideas and excursion tips around Baden-Baden.
Cable Railway - Merkurbergbahn & City Train
The Merkurberg cable car takes you to the 668-meter summit of Baden-Baden’s local mountain, the Merkur, in just a few minutes. On top of the Merkur summit there is the restaurant “Merkurstüble”, a sunbathing lawn with deck chairs and a playground with a giant slide. You can take the elevator up to the Merkur tower for free and enjoy the view or watch the paragliders take off.
The Merkurbergbahn is about 30 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
The city train is a convenient way to explore the city. The Merkur mountain stop is particularly recommendable. Here you can ride the Merkurberg cable car or visit the wild animal enclosure.
1.Forest playground at the Hungerberg (about 900 meters from the hotel)
2. Playground Pflutterloch on the Engelswiese (about 450 meters from the hotel)
3. Playground Gagarin downtown (about 400 meters from the hotel)
4. Playground with restaurant Wallstreet in the Hamilton
5. Jungle playground Lichtentaler Allee
Scavenger Hunt with Actionbound App (in German)
2 free, exciting and at the same time very informative tours of Baden-Baden with interactive tasks (in German language). A great way to make the city tour exciting for children.
Let yourself be enchanted by a carriage ride through Baden-Baden. The only difficulty you will face, is choosing between 15, 30 or 60 minute rides.
Caracalla Thermal Bath & Outdoor Pools
Baden-Baden offers not only Caracalla Spa and Friedrichsbath but also 2 beautiful outdoor swimming pools. The Bertholdbad is within walking distance. The Hardbergbad is a little further (travel time about 10 minutes). Please note that children under 7 years of age are not allowed to visit the Caracalla Spa and under 14 years of age the Friedrichsbad.
Beginner's hiking ideas
Exploring Florentiner Mountain, marveling at redwood trees, discovering the Stone of Wisdom near the playground, visiting Paradise. All these short hikes are convenient to reach from the hotel and are suitable for strollers. Contact the reception for an excursion plan customized for you and your family.
Museums & Events
There is always something going on in Baden-Baden. Most museums also have events especially for children. In the online calendar of the city of Baden-Baden you can sort the events by date and category.
Mehliskopf: Bobsled run, archery and ropes course
The recreational center Mehliskopf offers different recreational activities: Archery, a ropes course, a bobsled run, and especially the big kids among us can whiz down the mountain on special downhill carts. Skiing, tobogganing or snowshoeing can be done here in winter. The bobsled run is open all year round and the sleds can be ridden by two people. Mehliskopf is about 30 minutes drive away.
And if it ever rains, the indoor climbing center in Baden-Baden is a wonderful alternative.
You may only climb if you have the necessary knowledge and experience regarding the securing and climbing techniques to be used when climbing, unless an experienced climber accompanies you and takes responsibility for you.
The leisure and theme park Europapark in Rust is located about 1 driving hour away from the hotel Rathausglöckel. New and worth recommending is the indoor water world Rulantica.
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