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How to spend a wellness weekend in Baden-Baden, Germany

If, by wellness, you mean local, sustainable meals, yoga at your hotel, massages galore and a bit of forest bathing, then you’ll never want to leave Germany’s wellbeing capital, Baden-Baden.

Open your hotel curtains and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d woken up in France rather than a small German town a couple of hours south of Frankfurt. You’ll find whitewashed villas with colourful wooden shutters, art nouveau architecture and old-world thermal spas, which give off a sense of faded royalty. In fact, the polished little town on the edge of the Black Forest has long drawn celebrities and royals for its famously curative thermal waters – pumped from 2km (1.2mi) below ground and used as the basis of preventative medicine, cardiovascular therapy and super-deluxe spa treatments for centuries.

The Black Forest is a place of legend itself, once inspiring the Brothers Grimm to write their darkest fairy tales. But there’s nothing to fear on a wellness break here, when the restaurants are this good, the hotels are this luxurious and the air is as clear as can be…

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