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    Super Experience

    We had a terrific stay--the room and bathroom were beautifully appointed and the breakfast was gorgeous. Of special note was the wonderful welcome and assistance of two
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    Lovely hotel, centrally situated in Baden Baden

    We spent a night at the Merkur in Baden Baden as part of a trip celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The hotel is centrally situated and
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    Very helpful and friendly quality of service, nice comfortable rooms, and good breakfast (includes freshly cooked eggs on request). Its location is very convenient
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    We stayed in this fantastic hotel for 2 nights and had a great time. The nice gentleman, Matthias, has given us a lot help, including taking the luggages and guiding the
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    We had aan excellent stay in Hotel Merkur in Baden-Baden. everything was
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    Wonderful Hotel

    We enjoyed our stay and were delighted with the cleanliness, hospitality and the position of the hotel which is centrally locaated. Thank you for the enjoyable
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    My husband and I had a wonderful stay. The hotel has a relaxing atmosphere. The staff is very friendly. I would stay here again if I am ever in Baden-Baden.
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The old castle in Baden-Baden

Discover one of Germany's most beautiful towns

old castle

If you like castles then the old castle ruins are for you!

The former seat of the Margrave of Baden is now an imposing ruin. The once significant castle was built between the 12th and 15th century and was destroyed by fire at the end of the 16th century.

The important section of the castle is Bernhardsbau (built around 1400) whose ground floor columns with the coat of arms borne by angels once supported the huge arch. In its heyday the castle had 100 rooms.

From the tower of the old castle you have a great view over Baden-Baden and can see the Rhine plain and the Vosges mountains in the distance. It's also worth visiting the castle bailey. The view from the castle and the tower is priceless.

old castle

There is a large aeolian harp in the ruins of the old castle's hall. The harp, which was installed in 1999, is 4.1m high and has 120 strings. It was designed and built by local musician and harp builder Rüdiger Oppermann, who has declared it the largest aeolian harp in Europe. The nylon strings are tuned to C and G. There used to be a small aeolian harp in the old castle's hall between 1851-1920.

Today the old castle is a popular destination and a starting point for walking tours around Baden-Baden and along the Battert mountain.

You can reach the old castle from the Hotel MERKUR on bus line 208 in around 7 minutes.

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Distance from Hotel MERKUR: about 2km

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