If you have clients visiting the German spa town of Baden-Baden while on a river cruise (or any other kind of tour), here are some upcoming events they should see:
International Horse Racing/"The Big Week”/Park Events and the Grand Prix Ball
This is the major sporting and social event at the International Racecourse Iffezheim. "The Big Week” runs through September 6. We look forward to sporting highlights, fancy hat creations and the thrill of the finish line.
The Kurpark event, meanwhile, is a 10-day open-air party that runs through September 2. Daily live music performed by 30 artists and ensembles and cuisine from local and Mediterranean cuisine to the most exotic specialties.
And "The Galloper of the Year” will be honored in the newly designed Benazet hall of the Kurhaus during the Grand Prix Ball on September 1, in the presence of numerous personalities from the horse racing sports and the political, business and society elite.
SWR3 New Pop Festival
SWR is Germany's 2nd largest broadcasting organization
From September 13 to 15, Baden-Baden will once again be "SWR3 New Pop City.” Within the trend festival of pop music, young international artists will perform at the Festspielhaus and the Kurhaus. Artists including Macy Gray, Alanis Morissette, The Fugees, Faithless, Hurts, Anastacia, Maroon 5, Katie Melua, James Morrison, ZAZ and Caro Emerald have all performance at SWR3 New Pop Festival, which led to their breakthrough in Germany and throughout Europe. This year, newcomers Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs and Michael Kiwanuka will all perform in Baden-Baden.
Special Exhibit at Museum Frieder Burda
The major summer exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda, running through November 4, displays works of the two French artists Fernand Leger (1881 - 1955) and Henri Laurens (1885 - 1954) whose works of art had a decisive influence in the first half of the 20th century. The presentation includes some 90 pieces, including many of them rarely shown on loan from the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The Frieder Burda exhibition combines Fernand Leger and Henri Laurens for the first time in a "Tete-a-Tete" of classical modernism. Simultaneously, there will be an exhibit by the French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel in the gallery of the museum.
Baden-Baden Christmas Market
November 26 - December 30, 2012
The "Christkindel Market” is located in front of the Kurhaus with festively decorated stalls running parallel to the exclusive colonnade boutiques. It is one of the region's largest Christmas markets, with 100 stalls selling arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and local delicacies. There is also a daily live program on the open-air stage with star performers and choirs. Kids can watch a live nativity scene with donkeys and lambs, a children's "bake-it-yourself” bakery and a merry-go-round.