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Sales & Racing Festival
October 17-19, 2014This year’s Sales & Racing Festival at the International Galopp Racing Track at Baden-Baden Iffezheim – the last and final race of this year’s season – guarantees once again a sparkly atmosphere, excitement, suspenseful moments and, of course, the craziest hats. The highlight of the first day is the Ferdinand Leisten Memorial – a 1,400 meter race for 2-year-old horses, followed by 1,600 meter race on Saturday with the presentation of the Winter Queen, and ending with the Fall Auction.
40/10 Forty Years of Collection –
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Museum Frieder Burda the museum presents an outstanding jubilee exhibition in co-operation with the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden untilOctober 26, 2014. You will see selected works from the past 40 years of the ever-growing collection of Frieder Burda in both exhibition houses.
40/10 Changing Images
In the exhibition “40/10 Changing Images” you will be introduced to additional pieces of the private collection of Frieder Burda. Besides works by a number of younger artists, such as Karin Kneffel, Neo Rauch, Axel Hütte, Corinne Wasmuth, Marc Desgrandchamp and Markus Oehlen, the great classics, including – among others – Richter, Picasso and Beckmann will not be missing.
*The Museum Frieder Burda was designed by the well-known New York architect Richard Meier.
A Culinary Exhibit at the Kurhaus
The culinary exhibit “fine” will once again take place in the elegant facilities of the Kurhaus. Here you will find 100 hand-picked regional, national and international presenters on the topic of food, drinks and lifestyle. Besides the culinary and wine presentations you will find exhibits on fashion, jewelry, accessories and interior home design, as well as gift ideas. Once again, products of masterful craftsmanship will be shown at the Bel-Étage in the Kurhaus.
World Dance Gala
The World Dance Gala invites you to a rendezvous at the Kurhaus where you can enjoy a unique combination of exclusive ballroom dancing and a fascinating show with the dance world elite. Among other world champion finalists, you will meet Domen Krapez and Monica Nigro. Markus Brock, a charming, entertaining and knowledgeable MC will lead the evening and invite you and all guests of the World Dance Gala to the dance parquet with inspiring melodies by the Erich Erber Show Orchestra.
Ice-Skating Rink on Augustaplatz
The ice-skating rink on Augustaplatz – in the center of Baden-Baden – invites young and old to show their talents on the shiny ice. Skates in all sizes are available to rent. To get in the right mood, hot and cold drinks as well as snacks are available.
Baden-Baden Christmas Market
The Black Forest Mountains are the backdrop of the Baden-Baden Christmas Market, located in front of the illuminated Kurhaus, inviting guests from around the world for a special taste of the Christmas spirit.
A daily live program on the open-air stage, which changes daily, will entertain you with different performers, bands, choirs and other artists. Take a stroll along “Church Window Alley” and “Fairytale Alley,” or visit a live nativity scene with donkeys and lambs. Another highlight of our Christmas Market is the arrival of Saint Nicholas in a hot-air balloon on December 6.
Some 100 plus beautifully decorated stalls will tempt you with their arts and crafts as well as many culinary delights. A glass of Glühwein (mulled wine) will get you into the holiday spirit and inspire you to find that unique gift for that special someone. If you have not found what you are looking for at the Christmas stalls, you may find it in the elegant Kurhaus Colonnades or in any of our exquisite stores and boutiques in glittering Old Town.
Festive Program for the Holidays
Europe’s second largest concert hall, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, invites you to many special performances starting with Hélè Grimaud, the great French Concert Pianist with sonatas by Liszt, Ravel, Debussy and more (November 22) followed by special concerts, such as Bach Mass in B minor, directed by Thomas Hengelbrock (December 7) and legendary ballet classics. This season, the popular Mariinsky-Ballet of St. Petersburg will enchant the audience with “Swan Lake” (December 22-23) and the “Nutcracker” (December 25-26). To close the year, the Festspielhaus will entertain you with a glamorous New Year’s Eve performance with soprano Angela Gheorghui, one of the biggest stars on the opera scene (December 31).
The New Year’s Eve Dinner-Ball
To ring out the old year in an incomparable atmosphere, the world- renown Baden-Baden Kurhaus promises a glittering and surprising Ball Night. Entertaining shows, including choreographic pieces by Latin American Dance with European Champions, Oxana Lebedev & Illia Russo, as well as many surprises, will guarantee an ever-changing program.
Markus Priester, MC, in his charming and professional demeanor will guide the audience to the dance parquet to swing to the sounds of the Jack Million Band – in the great Glenn Miller style – and the Casino Band Baden-Baden.
Guests will be spoiled by an exquisite four-course gala dinner. A grandiose midnight show with soul singer Valerie Scott will guarantee an exciting start to the new year.
3 days/2 nights includes:
• Buffet breakfast and resort tax in one of our top 3-star hotels
$199 per person, double occupancy
For River Cruise Clients, Our Special
Baden-Baden is two hours away by rail from the Frankfurt Airport and less than two hours by rail from Basel, Switzerland – not to mention that Baden-Baden is one of the most authentic spa resorts in the world.
Relax in the thermal waters of the Caracalla Spa, spend an evening at what Marlene Dietrich called “The most beautiful casino in the world,” sail in a hot-air balloon over the Rhine Valley, take in a world-class performance at the Festspielhaus, challenge your golf score at one of the nearby champion golf courses, or just stroll through our beautiful parks and gardens and enjoy the crisp Black Forest air.
The 4-day/3-night package, including a daily breakfast buffet, all taxes and service charges, a 3-hour visit at the Caracalla Therme, a visit at the Casino Baden-Baden, and a visit to the Museum Frieder Burda starts at $579 per person, double occupancy at one of our top 4-star hotels, and $679 at a 5-star hotel.
Incentives – Meetings – Conferences
Baden-Baden is well prepared to guarantee the success of high-end, high-profile and customized meetings, conferences or symposiums. We have handled Heads of Government and their entourages (2009 NATO Summit Conference), International Olympic Committees, medical congresses and many other high-powered meetings.
Dear Travel Professional,
The golden fall season presents Baden-Baden with the last rays of sunshine and the spectacle of the fall foliage in our parks and gardens of Lichtentaler Allee.
Our social and cultural calendar is full of exciting activities such as the final International Galopp Race of the season, and the 10-year anniversary of the Museum Frieder Burda and its special exhibit of works, from Karin Kneffel to Picasso. The Festspielhaus (Europe’s second largest concert hall) offers a full program, from the French pianist Hélène Grimaud to the London Philharmonic Orchestra with works by Brahms, Schubert and Strauss among many other performances.
A glance at the calendar will tell us that a few weeks later the first snowflakes may fall across Baden-Baden. It’s an ideal time for extended walks through our parks and gardens to enjoy the crisp and crystal clear Black Forest air.
On Monday, November 24 the traditional Baden-Baden Christmas Market will be opened by a festive act accompanied by a children’s choir, the sounds of trumpets and much more. The Christmas Market will take place in front of the illuminated Kurhaus and will stay open until December 30. Here, young and old will be able to listen to daily live performances from the open-air stage. Over 100 festively decorated stalls will welcome guests from around the world with their creative artwork and local culinary specialties.
Please join our national and international guests during this pre-holiday time with so many special activities, and get inspired by our exclusive stores and boutiques in our elegant Old Town, offering that unique gift for your loved ones at home.
I would be honored and delighted to welcome you to cheerful, sparkling Baden-Baden and wish you a peaceful pre-holiday season.
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