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2018 Event Highlights in Baden-Baden

Before and after the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting, the town hosts to an impressive array of events featuring everything from a prestigious cultural programme in the Festspielhaus, top-class horse racing and world famous art in the Museum Frieder Burda and the Staatliche Kunsthalle. Click here and discover.

Easter Festival
24 March to 2 April, FESTIVAL HALL BADEN-BADEN

Under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic will be visiting Baden-Baden for the sixth time. And this is also Sir Simon Rattle’s last time. The entire city will serve as the stage again this year: Wagner’s opera ‘Parsifal’ and symphony concerts will be held at Festival Hall. All of Baden-Baden’s stages will be used to host the many classical concerts and chamber operas.

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International horse races Baden-Baden/Iffezheim
Spring Meeting – 30 May to 3 JuneGreat Festival Week – 25 August to 2 SeptemberSales & Racing Festival – 19 and 21 October

Racing fever in Iffezheim – exhilarating atmosphere, exciting thrills and intoxicating anticipation. There’s no better way to describe a visit to the international horse racing track in Baden-Baden/Iffezheim. Guests can set their pulses racing at the international horse races three times a year, sharing their excitement in joyous expectation of winning with all the other racing enthusiasts.

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Philharmonic Castle Concerts
8 and 9 June, NEUWEIER CASTLE

The Philharmonic Castle Concerts are held at the beautifully situated historic Neuweier Castle, surrounded by the vineyards of Baden-Baden’s Rebland. The Baden-Baden Philharmonic musicians will entertain you with their high-calibre classical music in the castle’s beautiful, romantic inner courtyard.

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International Vintage Car Meeting
13 to 15 July, KURGARTEN + LICHTENTALER ALLEE

Every year, more than 350 classic cars of all brands transform Kurgarten and Lichtentaler Allee into an outdoor museum of automotive history. In the evening, nostalgic garden party with laser illumination, hot air balloons lighting up the night, jazz concerts, fashion shows and a whole lot more.

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Long Night of Museums
28 July, LICHTENTALER ALLEE

From 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., museums along the Museum Mile of Lichtentaler Allee – Museum Frieder Burda, “Staatliche Kunsthalle”, LA8 (museum of art and technology of the 19th century) and Baden-Baden Museum – offer free admission to the latest exhibitions, special tours, music and many other attractions for young and old.

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Grand Prix Ball
1 September, KURHAUS

The social event in association with the international horse races. Experience an elegant ball and the 2018 Galloper of the Year award ceremony in the glamorous Bénazet Hall of the famous Kurhaus Baden-Baden. Be a part of the action when Baden-Baden rolls out the red carpet for the international horse races, with figures from the worlds of horse racing, media, politics and business flocking to the town.

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World Dance Gala
3 November, KURHAUS

With the unique combination of an exclusive gala ball and a fascinating dancesport show featuring world champions, the World Dance Gala presents an exciting ball night and attractive shows with world champion couples and formations currently involved in the dance scene. The international dancesport elite get together for a rendezvous of world champions on the parquet of Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

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Baden-Baden Christmas Market
29 November 2018 to 06 January 2019, CENTRE

Surrounded by the mountains of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden’s traditional Christmas Market is a winter wonderland like no other with its many atmospheric attractions. The smell of mulled wine and gingerbread accompanies visitors as they browse the stands decorated for Christmas, with Kurhaus at the beginning of Lichtentaler Allee offering an illuminated backdrop. A well-selected programme of live performances under the endless sky are a treat for young and old alike.

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