People are very different. We read different books, watch different films and have, of course, very different plans for our holidays and vacations. Some of us enjoy campaigning; somebody dreams of a parachute jump and some people have such a calm temper, that they surely will prefer beautiful music near the fireplace to extreme sport. That is why we don't choose the same places for our holydays.
But, there is one city on the map of Europe, which everybody will be happy to visit. The variety and the quality of entertainment in Baden Baden will content even the most exquisite taste. Neither gentle romantic poet, nor the one, who is fond of sport or games of hazard will ever regret, that he decided to come here. So, welcome to Baden-Baden. Outwardly, the city does not give an impression of "Summer Capital of Europe". When approach it, you won't feel devout trembling or rapture, which takes your breathe away. There are neither magnificent palaces nor cathedrals, which hide there tops in the clouds there. The city is peaceful and stately.
Nevertheless, it is the very city, where people come to love and die, where you can win million in one night or lose everything you have. The life of Baden-Baden looks like the life of an old noble, who knows his own worth. Nowadays this German city is in its fullest flower. Even Paris and Vienna may be jealous of the scale, brilliance and variety of cultural events and entertainment in Baden Baden. The hotels of the city are world-famed. You will never be bored in Baden-Baden.
If you prefer calm and quiet rest, Baden-Baden has a lot of resources for you to entertain yourself. You can go to the Mermaid Lake, visit the Ludwigsburg castle, which will certainly impress you with his fountains and flowerbeds. Other places to visit are the exhibitions of flowers and cars. Mountain Merkur is the place, which enjoys wide popularity. You can get there by train. A beautiful view to the city opens from the top of the mountain. The Black Forest with its dark, almost black pine-trees, splendid green meadows, waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes will also leave indelible impression in your soul.
The famous Lichtentaler Alley runs along the river Oos. Some time it was the favourite promenade place of European aristocracy, artists and diplomats. Walk along it and you will feel quiet rustle of fans and slow talk of nobles as in reality. Maybe, while walking along the alley, you will feel an inspiration and after your coming home you will write a brilliant pierce of music or great picture, which will live through the ages.
If you are a venturesome person, this city will be the best place for your rest, because the greatest sight of Baden-Baden is its casino. Baden Baden casino is the oldest and, perhaps, the most beautiful one in Europe. Built in the beginning of the XIX century in the style of an old French castle, it attracts unreserved admiration even nowadays. More than 600 thousand people visit the casino during the year. From six in the evening till six in the morning all world celebrities come here to try their luck. Every night people leave an untold wealth here, but the casino is never empty. Casino is the most popular entertainment in Baden Baden. But Baden Baden nightlife is not concentrated only on poker and blackjack. There are also many restaurants and clubs there, where you can dance, meet different people and have a good time.
There is also another famous place in Baden-Baden for the people, who are fond of sport and excitement. The horse races in Iffezheim take their place twice a year: at the height of spring and at the beginning of September. The races are accompanied by different fashion shows and contests. Baden-Baden is the city of new opportunities. Even if you have already been here, you will always find something new in it.
So do not be afraid of doing something unusual and unexpected. Do you enjoy reading? Learn how to ski. Are you fond of casino games? Go to the opera theatre or to the English park near the Lichtentaler Alley. In such way you will discover yourself. Potentials for entertainment in Baden Baden are so different, that you will necessarily find something for your heart and soul.
Anyway, rich or not, cheerful or peaceful, fond of races or classical music, you will be delighted with your holidays in Baden-Baden and you will surely want to come here again. The Summer Capital of Europe is waiting for you