Refurbishing the pump room's covered walkway
The covered walkway of the pump room was thoroughly refurbished in 2012 and 2013. The walls and ceiling of the covered walkway made from terracotta, sandstone and marble elements were cleaned and refastened. Furthermore, the 14 large legend pictures were restored. The project cost about €600,000.
Renovating the cloakroom area
In 2012, enclosures were built for the cloakrooms in the entrance hall in accordance with current fire safety regulations; these facilities were also given a new look in the course of the construction work. The old and rather impractical cloakroom stands were replaced with new models to make work much easier for the cloakroom staff. The lighting is now also friendlier.
New seating for the Weinbrennersaal
Although the old green-and-white theatre-style seating still looked attractive, the chairs were not particularly comfortable to sit on; furthermore, they couldn't be stacked, thus practically ruling out any flexible seating arrangements in the Weinbrennersaal. After searching intensively for a suitable solution, the decision was finally taken in favour of comfortable chairs covered with dark red fabric. Concert audiences since December 2013 have enjoyed the improved comfort; furthermore, at long last the magnificent Weinbrennersaal can now be increasingly used for congresses and festive occasions.
The new conservatory
In 2014, the Kurhaus Baden-Baden was given a new, attractive function area: between April and October 2014, a new conservatory was built between the Bénazetsaal and the Runder Saal according to plans that had already been drawn up during the redesign of the Bénazetsaal in 2011. The project cost about €1.6 million.
Russian Culture Days
Since 2012, the "Russian Culture Days in Baden-Baden" have been held in April to honour the close cultural and historical relations between Germany and Russia, already delighting many guests from Germany, Russia and from all over Europe in the last two years. Foundations have been laid in the legendary spa and cultural city Baden-Baden for a new cultural platform to promote political and cultural dialogue between Germany and Russia, while enhancing good relations between the two countries in the long term. Today this issue is more relevant than ever.
FINE ART Baden-Baden
In 2013 and 2014, a success story began with the FINE ART Kurhaus Baden-Baden. Parallel to the first Easter Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the trade-fair for art, antiques and design has captivated visitors.
In 2017, the finance ministers and central bank heads of the G20 countries met for a summit meeting in Baden-Baden. 64 delegations with 600 delegation members were expected.
Outstanding festive evenings
Special highlights among the many evening events include the following in particular: Gala Evening during the Schaeffler Symposium (2014), Festive Evening organised by DeKa Bank (2012), the European Dance Award with the presentation of the Golden Colibri (since 2013) and the eight evening events of the MIKI Group, each attended by around 500-600 Japanese guests of Biodroga from Baden-Baden (2014).