Welcome to the historic heart of Baden-Baden
The Kurhaus Baden-Baden: architectural masterpiece, the heart of Baden-Baden and its landmark all over the world. Or simply: a piece of cultural lifestyle. Join us on a tour through the building with all its possibilities and available services.
History & architecture
Kurhaus Baden-Baden has attracted day-trippers, spa and congress guests, revellers, gamblers and sociable locals since back in the 18th century.
The history of Baden-Baden's Kurhaus dates back to 1766, when it was built for the margrave and for spa guests.
Friedrich Weinbrenner designed and constructed the conversation house fronted by the striking columns which are still in existence today.
New halls were added to extend the conversation house, offering a suitable setting for many international, illustrious guests.
Besides various extensions to the premises, the first half of the 20th century was a turbulent period for the Kurhaus.
At long last, the Kurhaus was once again able to fulfil its original raison-d'être, which is to be the heart of the city, attracting many notables and celebrities.
Following further modernisation, the Kurhaus started to accommodate increasing numbers of congress guests as well as social events.
From January to August 2011, the Bénazetsaal was given a new, completely modernised appearance while preserving the historical setting.
Customers and guests are impressed with the new Bénazetsaal, bringing new attractive event highlights to the Kurhaus. At the same time, more refurbishment and construction work is in progress, with the current focus in 2014 on a new conservatory.
In 2018, the Kurhaus colonnades celebrated its 150th anniversary. The festival weekend took participants and visitors back in time.