For over 145 years, the beautiful Friedrichsbad has been one of Baden-Baden's landmarks. The building, built in Renaissance style, was considered the most modern bathhouse in Europe when it opened in 1877 and has lost none of its charm and atmosphere ever since. Already the entrance hall and the stairway to the Friedrichsbad give an idea of the extraordinary bathing experience to come. Between impressive shower fittings, hand-painted majolica tiles and the splendid domed hall, the historic bath house provides an unforgettable insight into centuries-old bathing traditions.
To begin with, a unique shower experience awaits the bather: pure thermal water gushes out of the huge shower heads and flows over the body. Afterwards, you will sit comfortably on warm wooden beds in the hot air room (54 degrees) and later in the hot air room (68 degrees). The heavenly patterns of the tiles are an eye-catcher and make you forget about everyday life.
Then comes the soap and brush massage, in which, after a new shower, you are first coated with soap and massaged with a brush. This can be booked as an option. Please note that the soap brush massage is not possible due to the current Corona situation. This is an optimal preparation for the bath in the healing thermal water. After about ten minutes, the thermal steam baths are introduced, which further warm the body at 45 and 47 degrees. A warm mist settles pleasantly on the skin.
In the first thermal pool, you relax at 36 degrees and let your mind wander. Next comes the 34-degree bubble bath - the cool thermal water massages comfortably against the back. Completely relaxed, you move on to the famous domed room, where you spend a few minutes in the circular exercise pool (28 degrees), before letting the coolness of the plunge pool (18 degrees) take effect. On the way out, an employee waits with pre-warmed sheets for drying. Various body creams are available to moisturise the skin.
Finally, you can relax with a cup of tea in the reading and relaxation room and let the Friedrichsbad wellness experience work on you one last time.
You don't need to bring anything with you for a relaxing day. In the textile-free bath, guests are provided with bathing shoes and towels, hair and body shampoo, and a treating body lotion.
The alternation of hot and dry air, combined with steam baths, exercise baths and thermal bubble baths, is a proven recipe for recuperation, increasing the immune system and training the blood circulation.