Baden Baden Racing

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The southern part of Germany has a long held reputation as a beautiful scenic tourist destination. Comprised of the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, the region is characterised by mountains, lakes, and forest and by a unique identity and culture distinct from the northern parts of the country.
In Baden-Württemberg lie the famous Black Forest and the popular spa town of Baden Baden.

Baden Baden Racing, inside rail The town has many attractions other than the natural springs, including a casino and the finest luxury hotels. The ideal setting for Germany’s most exclusive and important horseracing venue, Baden Baden racing takes place in the village of Iffezheim, close by.

Baden Baden gets its repeated name as the bath town within the bath region and has been renowned as a spa town for more than 2000 years. Always associated as a town which attracts the rich and famous for their holidays, the casino is over 200 years old and provided the inspiration for Dostoyevsky’s ‘The Gambler’. Dostoyevsky famously lost a fortune at the casino, and literally his shirt, and may have been better spending his time and his money at Baden Baden racing, which itself dates back to 1858.

Iffezheim is Germany’s premier racecourse and stages three Baden Baden racing festivals each year. The first if these is the six day Spring Festival which is held at the end of May to early June. The main event is Great Festival Week, a further six-day festival in August-September. This attracts capacity crowds in excess of 20,000, especially for the showpiece of German horseracing, the Grosser Mercedes-Benz Preis Von Baden, which attracts the best horses from Europe and beyond. The final meeting of the season is the Sales & Racing Festival, held over three days in October.

Admission options for enjoying Baden Baden racing are numerous. The Sattelplatzcarte, general admission option allows access to most of the public areas of the course including the paddock and there are bench and other seating areas throughout. The racing can be watched for free within the Iffezheimer Tribuene and the Kincsem-Turm.

Reserved seating provides for many more options. The new stand at the course, the Benazet-Tribuene, opened in 2004 and provides some excellent up-close race views from within the Club-Terrasse.

The Badener-Club Restaurant is situated on the first floor and is perfect for stylish race day dining.
Baden Baden Racing, winner

Tables seat 6 persons, ideal for a group or family day out but also for any individual or couple wishing to enjoy fine dining, with great race views. Other areas include the Wintergarden, a beautiful spot just to walk around and soak up the race day ambience, and the Gontard-Garden, where the latest fashions take centre stage.

Baden Baden Racing, photo finish The old grandstand, or Gross Sattelplatz-Tribuene, is still a favourite at Baden Baden racing and is sold out very quickly so early booking is essential. Offering the best overall views of the course and beyond to the Black Forest, this is the stand of choice for regular racegoers.

An alternative is the Wein-Terrasse. An area right at the edge of the track is the Logenplaetze and behind this area is the Numerierter Platz. Corporate hospitality options are also available within the Champion’s Club, where a superb all-inclusive buffet is served along with all drinks in a wonderful race day environment.