Your first visit
What are the opening times of the Caracalla Spa?
Monday - Sunday
8am to 10pm
Closed on 24/25 December
31 December 8am - 8pm (admission until: 6.30pm)
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How much is the admission fee?
1,5-hour visit: 15,00 €
2-hour visit: 16,00 €
3-hour visit: 19,00 €
Day ticket: 23,00 €
Caracalla Spa & Sauna
1,5-hour visit: 19,00 €
2-hour visitn: 20,00 €
3-hour visit: 23,00 €
Day ticket: 27,00 €
More information can be found in the section Opening times & Prices. Gift vouchers can be purchased around the clock in our online shop.
What do I have to bring along?
Your bag should definitely be packed with the following things: swimwear for the bathing area of the Caracalla Spa, towels for the bathing and sauna area, bathing shoes, possibly a bathrobe and everything you need for showering.
If you forget something, that's no problem: you can buy everything in our Caracalla Shop. There you can also rent towels (€6 rental fee / €15 deposit). The showers in the Caracalla Spa are also equipped with soap dispensers and hairdryers are provided for you.
May I take photographs?
You are more than welcome to record your visit to us by taking pictures of yourself and your loved ones. In view of other visitors, however, it is not allowed to take photographs in the bathing area and sauna complex.
Is the sauna area included in the admission charge?
For visiting the sauna area you pay 4,- Euro per person. You can book the Caracalla Spa with sauna area directly at the entrance.
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Is the sauna area a nudist area?
Yes, bathing clothes are not worn in the sauna area.
Where can I park my car?
There is an underground car park with 250 spaces underneath the Caracalla Spa. Users of our facilities pay a reduced rate of €0.50 per hour for the first two hours. Each further hour costs €1. VIP customers and ArenaVita members park free of charge for the first three hours when using our facilities. Discounts are booked directly from the chip.
Visitors to Baden-Baden with camper vans can make use of the local authority-run camper van site. By means of public transport (bus route 201 from the Wörthstrasse bus stop), you will be able to reach the Caracalla Spa or Friedrichsbad in a matter of minutes.
Directions / Parking >>
How do I get to the Caracalla Spa?
The Caracalla Spa is located in the heart of the town at Römerplatz 1 in Baden-Baden.
Take the A5 motorway exit to Baden-Baden / then the B500 road direction to Baden-Baden / follow the blue spa signs / At the traffic light in front of "Festspielhaus" (theatre) you turn left and follow the road / When you drove through the "Schlossbergtunnel" (tunnel) turn right into the Rotenbachtalstraße / The access to the parking garage "Bädergarage" with 250 spaces resides at the right site and directly underneath the Caracalla Spa and Friedrichsbad.
Important: If you are using a SAT NAV to help find your way to us, please enter "Rotenbachtalstrasse 4, 76530 Baden-Baden" as your destination and then follow the signs to the "Bädergarage" parking garage.
Start at Leopoldsplatz (main town square in Baden-Baden) / go down Sophienstraße (street) / Caracalla Spa and Friedrichsbad are about 500 meters down the street on the left-hand side. The Friedrichsbad is 50 meters on the left-hand site.
ICE/EC/IR (intercity) trains and all regional trains stop at Baden-Baden railway station. The main routes are Basel/Hamburg, Basel/Rhineland, Basel/Berlin and Paris/Vienna via Stuttgart and Munich. Buses travel regularly from the railway station to the town centre. Bus route 205 will bring you directly to the Caracalla Spa (and only 2 minutes by foot to the Friedrichsbad), while routes 201 and 216 will bring you to the nearby Leopoldsplatz square.
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Can I bring my child with me?
Children between the ages of 7 and 14 years are allowed into the spa when accompanied by an adult and are required to pay the full entrance fee. The sauna area may be used by children under 14 if accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 7 are not allowed to enter.
Are there additional offers?
In the bathing and sauna area high quality solariums are available which guarantee healthy tanning.
A visit to the Caracalla Spa can be ideally combined with a training session in the ArenaVita Premium Fitness Club or with the beauty and wellness treatments in CaraVitalis.
Are there any restaurants?
In our SpaRestaurant you can treat your taste buds from inside the bathing area, or from outside the spa.
In the Caracalla Spa's sauna area, you can relax and refresh yourself between stints in the sauna at the Sauna Bar. Hot and cold drinks satisfy the thirst while little nibbles offer a quick energy boost.
Which effects does the thermal water have?
Baden-Baden's thermal water rises from a depth of 2000 metres and thanks to being highly mineralised, with approx. 3000 milligrams of minerals per litre, it ranks among Germany's most mineral-rich waters. With temperatures of between 32° and 68°C, it regenerates and stimulates the entire body enhancing your wellbeing and aiding relaxation.
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Can I take my glasses into the sauna complex?
You can of course take your glasses with you to the sauna area. You will find plenty of storage space in front of every sauna. Due to the high temperatures in the saunas and the humidity in the steam bath, we recommend that you take off your glasses before using the sauna in order to avoid damage.