31th International Oldtimer Meeting
Very interesting oldtimer show in front of the Kurhaus. Many beautiful and well preserved cars. You can watch a wide range of different models and brands. Some car owners even wear clothes of the same era as their cars are. For more details see
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This drinking hall was especially built for mineral cures by Friedrich Hübsch in the 19th century. A hallway of 90 meters length with Corinthian pillars and 14 frescos ddecorate this monumental building.
A marble bust of Emperor (Kaiser) Wilhelm 1st in front of the Trinkhalle reminds of him and his wife Augusta being frequent guests in Baden-Baden for 40 years.
The healing water from the Friedrichsquelle inside the building is served together with Nuremberg healing water.
The rooms are now used as information center with one of the 2 tourist information, a ticket agency, a souvenir shop and a reader’s cafe with domestic and international press.
Opening hours : daily from 10 am to 6.30 pm.
Trinkhalle: Water tasting!
Unfortunately there is no category "water tasting" among the themes...
The Trinkhalle (drinking hall) hosts the tourist information office and one of Baden-Baden's thermal springs, the Friedrichsquelle. Hot spring water is constantly running from the tap and may be taken for free. Bring a bottle or a cup, or get a plastic cup for 20 cents there.
It is recommended not to drink more than 400 ml of this water per day. Well, I assume you won't want more. The taste is strange, rather salty. Give it a try, though - this is one of the things one simply HAS to do when in Baden-Baden...
The 19th century hall was built as a shady refuge where people could walk up and down, talk, watch and be watched while sipping their water.
The paintings on the walls show scenes from old regional legends and fairy tales.
The relief in the gable above the main entrance (photo 5) shows the healing powers of Baden-Baden's springs. From left to right, sick and old people are brought to the spring, which is impersonated by the nymph in the centre who is giving water to a little child and his mother. On the right side, healthy and happy young people are dancing and playing with their children.
baden baden is nice, the england team stayed here, we didnt stay here but did stop off for food, beer and to go mountain biking. its very hilly and of course foresty here. we actually stayed in schulsee much further south in the black forest, a real nice spot on a lake.