May 01, 2014

Whitsun Festival in Baden-Baden

The Whitsun Festival (Pfingstfestspiele) is held at the Baden-Baden Festival Theatre, one of Europe's leading venues for classical music. This series of concerts, operas and other works, on this year from 6 to 14 June, is a highlight of the festival season, with performances by internationally acclaimed orchestras and soloists. The main attraction of this year's programme is a new production of Gounod's opera Faust starring Erwin Schrott.

Whether you're coming for the Whitsun Festival or at any other time of year, the historical spa town of Baden-Baden is great for a relaxing stay – thanks to its thermal baths, its beautiful old quarter and its many restaurants serving international and regional cuisine.