Unwind in Baden-Baden, a historic spa town fringed by the pine-scented Black Forest in southwestern Germany. The elegance of Belle Époque comes alive with a contemporary pulse, thanks to palatial dwellings, colonnaded public buildings, ornamental gardens by the babbling Oos, hilltop castles, and opera galas. Indulge in the curative thermal waters of the dozen hot springs and mineral-rich spas. An age-old playground of the elite, Baden-Baden entertains with its impressive cultural calendar that includes equestrian sports, avant-garde art, Michelin-star dining, and the lure of the most beautiful casino in the world! Highlights of the old town include its baroque-inspired architecture and the Paradies – an ornamental garden complex with cascading hot springs and fountains. Aerial views of Baden-Baden are best enjoyed during hot-air balloon rides, paragliding adventures, and the funicular railway to Merkur Mountain peak.