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Kurhaus: Germany, which is hard to imagine


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Kurhaus: Germany, which is hard to imagine


In most people's minds, Germany is a country that comes to mind with ancient castles, medieval architectural monuments, some of the best automotive industry in the world, excellent medicine, excellent wine and enticing gastronomy. Few people know that in Germany there are places - a real Mecca for gambling tourists. In Baden-Baden it is the Kurhaus, which at one time saw many representatives of the golden youth of the 19th century. Kurhaus must visit the tourist who dreams to see the unusual, unconventional Germany. Impressions of this place will last a long time!

Everything you need to know about Kurhaus

Everything you need to know about Kurhaus

The Kurhaus is an entertainment center built in 1824 by Friedrich Weinbrenner. The man came to Germany after the decree banning gambling establishments in Paris, and Baden-Baden became a new hotspot.

Initially the center consisted of one building, later several more were added and a promenade park was arranged. Today the institution is a casino with conference rooms in one wing and concert venues in the other.

The Kurhaus often turns out to be the site of important events:

  • In 1925, a chess tournament was held here.
  • From September 23 to 28, 1981. - Olympic Congress, convened by the International Olympic Committee.
  • In 2009. - NATO summit.
  • Regular concerts and music festivals Paganini, Brahms, Strauss, Liszt, Schumann are held here. Performing on the stage of the Kurhaus is considered prestigious for celebrities.

Tourist Note

Tourist Note

You can visit the building:

  • By purchasing a concert ticket.
  • Adult tourists (over 21 years old) can access the casino, which consists of 2 parts: a roulette and a hall with slot machines.
  • Every day outside of casino hours as part of a guided tour that lasts 40 minutes: this is the only option when you are allowed in the building with a child.

Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

  • Entrance to the casino costs 5 euros.
  • Dress code - a strict dress code: for women - evening or semi-evening dress, for men - business dress, tuxedo, suit and tie.
  • Money spent in slot machines is non-refundable.
  • Marlene Dietrich calls the Courhaus "the most beautiful casino in the world."
  • It was here that Dostoyevsky lost his fortune and that of his wife, after which she made him promise that Fyodor Mikhailovich would never go near a roulette wheel again.

 

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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