October at its best
Days are sunny and warm, nights are refreshing, and the first chestnuts dropped on the boulevard. With this wonderful beginning of autumn, we look forward to a beautiful season.
As always, everything in Baden-Baden revolves around pleasure. What did you expect? Pleasurable walks, the FINE gourmet fair, cultural delicacies and relaxing thermal baths leave no doubt that we will be spoiled by the golden October.
THE WORLD OF JOHN NEUMEIER
September 29 – October 10
Can there be a more beautiful transition into autumn than with John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet Ensemble? The dance festival took place for the first time in 2022 and thrilled the audience in different locations.
The festival kicks off on 29.09./30.09./1.10. with DONA VOBIS PACEM with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. On September 30, Neumeier will let the popular Ballet Workshop take the stage to explain his stage pieces and plans with many danced details. The charismatic artist knows how to captivate his fan base with this event, which has long since become a cult. On Sunday you can experience him live in conversation.
On October 7 and 8, Kammerballetten will give a guest performance at the Theater Baden-Baden. Kammerballetten works with the most important international dancers and choreographers and combines the intimacy of classical chamber music with the topicality of modern ballets.
At the Kurhaus on October 3, experience the Bundesjugendballett with “BJB Songbook – What We Call Growing Up.” A colorful dance collage of pop songs of various musical styles by Imogen Heap, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman and others.
On October 6-7-8, the traditional piece “Sleeping Beauty” by Tchaikovsky in Petipa’s original choreography will pull the story into the present, but retain its detached dreamy style.
October 8. Social Dance Project – the artists go to students and then show their joint work in the Festspielhaus.
October 9. With “Absprung III,” John Neumeier introduces his ballet school and leads through the evening. An important part of the training: Learning the choreographic tools of the trade. Students will present their work, some of which has already won awards.
FINE GENUSSMESSE. A GOURMET FAIR
October 27 – 29
This weekend will engage all your senses. The Kurhaus smells of delicious specialties, various wine merchants present their best drops and besides you get inspired with interior, fashion or travel. How nice the way to the hotel is so short.
This is how the joie de vivre tastes:
Organic products, chocolate & pâtisserie, chutneys, honey, jams, wines, fine spirits, gin, port, rum, whiskey, oils, pasta, ham, salami, cheese, coffee, drinking chocolate, pistachios, nuts & seeds, delicacies from the Black Forest, tartufi, dates & date products, truffles, suckling pig, Thai cooking boxes, spices, vinegars, smoked salmon, sparkling wine, champagne.
How we get inspired: Fashion, scarves, cashmere, cosmetics, lifestyle products, capes, scarves, hats, country fashion, jewelry and watches, furnishings, decorations, espresso machines, books, vintage luxury bags, luggage.
A little tip by the way: Why not indulge yourself with a Sunday evening in Baden-Baden and spend the night at a lower price in your favorite room.
October in the Geroldsauer Mühle. Entrance to the National park Black Forest
The largest silver fir building, named Geroldsauer Mühle, is the beautiful gateway to the Black Forest National Park and, especially now in autumn, a great address to stop over for a hearty meal, to celebrate a Wirtshaus Wiesn Fest or even Halloween with Beats & Wine. For these special occasions we arranged a Black Forest Package.
Fortunately the bus departs directly at Leopoldsplatz and stops in front of the mill. Ou can use the Mill as well as a stopover during a beautiful autumnal hike and sit in the large beer garden when the weather is sunny. The large silver fir building attracts at the latest in the evening in cozy parlors with fireplace where you will be spoiled with excellent regional delicacies.
The mill market has a large selection of regional delicacies, wine and spirits. Right at the entrance you might like to discover atmospheric decorations for your home. For your orientation please tap here
Beats & HalloWINE Party
in cooperation with the winery Nägelsförst & DJ MR. BOCXX.
Tuesday, October 31, 18:00 – 22:00.
Maybe you are in the mood for a great party with excellent wine. Then you’ve come to the right place. If the weather is fine, the party will take place in the beer garden.
NICOLAS PARTY Museum Frieder Burda
04.11.2023 – 03.03.2024
For the exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda, Nicolas Party paints the large walls of the Museum Frieder Burda with colorful and illusionistic murals. His art work that is supposed to endure just for a certain time span. It might seem a bit irritating, but that´s part of his art concept.
Richard Meier’s architecture, otherwise characterized by its white surfaces and clear geometric forms, will be transformed into a color-intensive atmospheric spatial experience.
Nicolas Party is under the art historical influences of the Middle Ages, Italian pastel painting to painterly positions of the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Golden autumn in Baden-Baden
Light mists lie over the valleys until the sun breaks through and provides pleasant temperatures. Every day the forests become more colorful and the views more fantastic. You experience the most beautiful panoramic route on the multi-award-winning circular trail (Panoramaweg) around Baden-Baden. It´s possible to divide it into smaller stages.
If you want to start walking directly from our Hotel am Sophienpark in the city center, please keep going in the direction of the Neues Schloss and then hike up the Hungerberg to the Altes Schloss. Here you should take your time for the historic building, because the impressions and views are spectacular. In the inner courtyard, a large wind harp sounds almost spherically in the castle window when the breeze is right.
If you want to keep the tour short, please take the Battert circular route or follow the panoramic path to the Merkur valley station. From here you could take the mountain funicular up and arrive at a good restaurant with a fantastic view terrace. For a description of the way please tap here.
Little preview to the upcoming months
Days are getting short and all the more we are looking forward to beautiful highlights. We want to make you curious and draw your attention to a few special events. At the end of November, the film industry meets for the Televisionale Film- & Serienfestival and almost at the same time the wonderful Christkindelsmarkt opens its doors. At the latest now we are looking forward to the first snowflakes in the Black Forest.