Standing the test of time in Germany’s summer capital

Nestled amidst the vibrant and rich Black Forest, there exists a sanctuary so far removed from the chaos and pollution of city life that you can actually hear the gentle babble of the River Oos from your room. In the world where detox and wellness have become indispensable to travel and lifestyle, look no further.

An urban oasis, the 148-year-old Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is your go-to place if you seek to detoxify your mind and body in the renowned German spa town of Baden-Baden. A harmonic combination of elegance, tradition and innovative future concepts are the hallmarks of this city resort.

From long walks in the forest to aesthetic medical procedures, the resort guarantees that you’ll be rejuvenated and glowing by the time you get back.

Classic age-old spa town location
The hotel on Lichtentaler Allee in Baden-Baden is located on the Lichtentaler Allee along the banks of the river Oos in the centre of Baden Baden. The royal spa town in Germany was founded by the Romans, in honour of its healing springs. Such is Baden-Baden’s reputation for its life-giving waters that royalty, aristocracy and other members of the world elite flock to the fringes of the Black Forest to soak in its hot springs.

Old is gold
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa opened in 1872. The hotel is known to have pioneered the growth of wellness when it introduced an advanced spa concept in 1983. Over the years, it has hosted numerous dignitaries from around the world. Starting from the early days to host the Shah of Persia, King of Siam and a young King Edward VII; today, its welcomed statesmen and Presidents and popular figures, including the Dalai Lama, Princess Diana, Frank Sinatra and so on.

Culinary affair
The hotel has three restaurants, Mediterranean dishes in the Rive Gauche (situated in the park), Austrian-influenced Brenners Restaurant dining room and The Wintergarten with large windows overlooking the gardens offering dishes drawing on Black Forest ingredients. With its modern, urban lifestyle and special culinary experience, the most recent addition to the dining offerings, Fritz & Felix, appeals to both a local and international clientele.

Time to detox
Ranging across various wellness genres from general medicine, dentistry, fitness and wellness  to physiotherapy and gynaecology, health is topmost priority in the beautiful resort. The House of Wellbeing Villa Stéphanie features rooms and suites in a contemporary style and a state-of-the-art spa with connecting medical care facilities. A special focus is also laid on topic of digital detox . Hence, all rooms are equipped with a special metal mesh that shields against harmful rays from smartphones and the like. The entire room can even be disconnected from the power supply using a button in the bedside table.

What’s new post lockdown reopening
After reopening in June this year, the hotel has geared up its offerings for the post-Covid leisure and luxury traveller. Visitors can set off on a tour with a local driver in the hotel’s VW Samba ‘Oskar’, or self-drive in VW Beetle ‘Herbie’ through the charming driving routes, complete with a signature Brenners picnic basket. There are also 10,062 hectares of gently hilly Black Forest National Park to be explored, with a varied countryside landscape that is home to 10,000 animal species; 1,060 of hiking trails, including vineyards with their own wine trails; 630km of cycling tours; and 10 lakes.
There is a new outdoor Minerva terrace to allow for social distancing during your leisurely time, overlooking the peaceful River Oos.

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By: Megha Paul
Writer at EuropeanLife Media