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Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7221 3013101
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Stunning performing arts venue...with stunning performers

A visit to Baden-Baden is not complete without a visit to the stellar Festspielhaus, a modern... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2015
Frankfurt, Germany
Must be Outdoors

A great stop to a hectic travel. Nice time to immerse and loosen the shoelaces. Try the local... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Ed J
Manila, Philippines
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The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to the same acting troupe since 1918.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7221 3013101
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

A visit to Baden-Baden is not complete without a visit to the stellar Festspielhaus, a modern 2500-seat theater nicely grafted onto the rear of what was once the Baden-Baden Bahnhof. The grandiose edifice of the old station holds reception and ticketing spaces, and gives way...More

Thank groundrod
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A great stop to a hectic travel. Nice time to immerse and loosen the shoelaces. Try the local flavor and feel the weather into the skin regardless of the time of year

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 17 April 2015

In Baden Baden for the Easter Festival I had booked tickets which at somewhere like Glyndebourne or Covent Garden would be fine, but in the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus were not fine. Very high up and on the side of the theatre where you had to lean...More

3  Thank phd2
Reviewed 27 September 2014

A short walk from the centre of the town. Good auditorium with good acoustics. Easy to book - we did it online and collected the tickets before the concert, no problem. Very comfortable seats. Serves swanky bites to eat and posh drinks, but rather expensive.

1  Thank mcfb82
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The auditorium, built on the site of the old railway-station, parts of which it incorporates, is an architectural marvel. The artists -- at least at the summer festival -- are usually the Marinsky ensemble from St. Petersburg, under star conductor Valery Gergiev. The programmes are...More

2  Thank AlmaGreve
Reviewed 29 July 2014

It is one of the best festivals. Everything is very professional, world stars. It is very large, but all havea very good view. Their programs are ver, very good.

1  Thank enare
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The 06 06 2014 we attended my wife and your servant the wonderful opera "Faust" from the French composer Gounod in the Festspielhaus of Baden Baden. With Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo and Erwin Schrott, it was delightful, a sans faute from the start to the...More

Thank willbear75
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We attended a performance of Bach's St. John's Passion directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic. Staging was thought provoking, as is typical for Sellars. Berlin Philharmonic still plays with precision. It was such a pleasure to see...More

Thank ameliacat91302
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The Theater is small and charming, the Festspielhaus (previously the railway station) is huge and used for concerts and operas as opposed to plays. In the latter it is wise not to book seats under the balcony, as acoustic deteriorates with distance.

3  Thank 8291em
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I watched this Puccini opera on the Berlin Phiharmonic digital website last night from Baden Baden and thought the production was one of the worse I have ever seen. If it was not for the reasonable singing I would of turned it off long before...More

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