I visited Baden-Baden in 2013. Located in the Black Forest, it became fashionable as a resort town in the 19th century due to its thermal baths. Today it is still considered to be a spa town, and boasts a casino. I didn't have an opportunity to visit the Black Forest proper, and would like to return one day to enjoy its beauty, and also visit Freiburg, to its south. Here are some photos of Baden-Baden.
We headed out early one crisp Bavarian morning in February. Brrr... It was cold.
Looking south along the river Oos.
Trinkhalle (Baden-Baden's "Pump Room" for its baths.)
Looking across the park from the corinthian outer portico of the Trinkhalle.
Quaint market in Baden-Baden. Great place to purchase Spaetzle!
From there, we walked up a winding cobblestone street to the Stiftskirche.
Elevated clay pots near the Stiftskirche. I have no idea. Wish I did! I do know that Baden means "bath" in German. In this area are some old Roman bath houses.
From high up, looking across the park. The Friedrichsbad (Roman-Irish baths) is in the foreground to the left. I wish we had time to take in the healing thermal waters of these baths!
Another shot of the Friedrichsbad, just up from the Stiftskirche, all located on a lovely hill.
Back in town, after descending numerous steps from the Friedrichsbad, taking in lunch at the Lowenbrau.
Taking an after lunch stroll through the zentrum.
We found our way to Leopoldsplatz, a lovely square in the heart of the altstadt. Here, the main street is Lichtentaler Strauss.
Replete with lovely flower shops.
Strolling along Lichtentalerstrauss, near Augustaplatz, one can enjoy a wonderful view of the Evangelische Stadtkirche.