Caracalla Spa Baden-Baden

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The Caracalla Spa is a spa with thermal water in the spa town of Baden-Baden on the western edge of the Black Forest. It is a modern spa, built in the 1980s. There are several pools, including a year-round outdoor pool, with different water temperatures. The water in the Caracalla Spa has a special healing effect. Even in ancient times, the thermal waters of Baden-Baden were said to have a health-promoting effect. Caracalla was a Roman emperor who lived in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

In addition to the baths, the Caracalla Spa also has a sauna included in the entrance fee. It is a modern and large sauna area. The bathing pools are very large. There are nudist steam baths and steam baths for guests wearing swimwear.

Admission prices Caracalla Therme 2024: Admission costs 24 euros for 120 minutes. If you want to stay for 3 hours, you only pay 4 euros more admission (28 euros), a day ticket costs 36 euros. That sounds like a lot at first, but the price is more than justified. Some city pools with saunas don’t cost much less, but don’t offer as much – especially no thermal water. For guests who visit the Caracalla Therme often, there are various discounts on the regular admission prices. Groups of over 10 people also pay slightly less admission. (as of October 2023).

Opening hours Caracalla Therme 2024: The spa has very long opening hours. Every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Boxing Day from 8 am to 10 pm. The thermal baths close 2 hours earlier on New Year’s Eve.

Extras at the Caracalla Therme: For some time now, the spa has offered an extensive wellness programme (massages and much more). These offers naturally cost extra and can also be booked on site.

Tip: On the first floor of the Caracalla Therme, there are three large water dispensers from which hot water flows from three different thermal springs in Baden-Baden. You can get there without paying admission by going up the stairs on the right past the cash desk. You can drink the hot mineral water there free of charge (take a cup or bottle with you). It is important to follow the instructions, for example that you should not drink more than 1/8 litre (125 ml).

Directly in front of the Caracalla Spa is Baden-Baden’s interesting little hospital church. It is the oldest church in the city (see picture below). It was built in the 15th century.

Caracalla Therme water

The water at the Caracalla Therme in Baden-Baden is drawn from the local mineral springs, which have been known for centuries for their healing properties. Rich in minerals, the water at Caracalla Therme is said to have a range of therapeutic properties, making it a favourite destination for those seeking relaxation and wellness.

The thermal water at the Caracalla thermal baths is known for its warm temperatures, which are usually between 68 and 74 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for bathing and relaxing. The water is rich in minerals such as sodium, chloride, sulphate and bicarbonate, which are said to have a positive effect on the skin, muscles and general health.

The mineral-rich waters of Caracalla Terme are utilised in a number of thermal pools and thermal baths, where visitors can immerse themselves in the water and enjoy the healing effects. Many believe that immersion in this mineral-rich water helps to reduce stress, relieve muscle pain and increase well-being.

It is important to note that the specific mineral composition of the water can vary from spring to spring and from pool to pool within a complex. If you suffer from certain health problems or symptoms, you should consult a doctor before using the hot tub or taking advantage of the therapeutic effects of the water.