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  • The Concert Shell in front of the Kurhaus
    The Concert Shell in front of the...
    by Kathrin_E
  • The Oos
    The Oos
    by nhcram
  • Ingrid and the water fountain
    Ingrid and the water fountain
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    Asslan v Haus Schiran in Baden-Baden

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jan 22, 2014

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    Favorite thing: We got opportunities to visit Baden-Baden in August-September of 1999, 2002 and 2004. Those were the trips to the German Shepherd Bundessiegerzuchtschau in Karlsruhe with our Asslan v Haus Schiran. Those were our first, fourth and sixth trip to Germany with Asslan and I planned our last trip with four nights in Baden-Baden to see its sights.
    That’s why we can tell that thank to Asslan we visited Baden-Baden three times.
    Our visits in many European cities have never happened if our dog Asslan v Haus Schiran and his participating in dog-shows in Germany.

    You can watch my 59 sec Video Asslan v Haus Schiran in Baden-Baden out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Things to do for free

    by Kathrin_E Updated Jan 26, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Baden-Baden is a posh spa and thus well known for being ... not cheap. Budget travelers, check prices carefully.
    There are, however, enough things that can be done for free to keep you busy for a day. I've described most of these activities in separate tips, so here is just a short list:

    ~ Walking through the Kurpark

    ~ The afternoon concerts in the 'concert shell' in front of the Kurhaus

    ~ People-watching and window-shopping in Kurhauskolonnaden and town

    ~ Drinking the healing waters in the Trinkhalle or at the Fettquelle next to Friedrichsbad (bring an empty bottle or a cup)

    ~ A walk along Lichtentaler Allee to see the beautiful parks and gardens, hotels and villas

    ~ Gönneranlage gardens

    ~ The churches

    ~ Courtyard and church of Lichtenthal monastery

    ~ Strolling through the old town up to the terrace at the New Palace for the view

    ~ Hike up to castle Hohenbaden, visiting the ruin is also free

    ~ Lots of hiking trails in the surrounding forests

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    Mark Twain On Baden-Baden

    by Kathrin_E Written Jan 17, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Mark Twain travelled the Black Forest in the 1870 and wrote a book about it, which is 50% travel report and 50% fiction, but 100% entertaining and hilarious: "A Tramp Abroad". I recommend it to all visitors to this region.
    Here is Mark Twain's opinion on Baden-Baden:

    "Baden-Baden sits in the lap of the hills, and the natural and artificial beauties of the surroundings are combined effectively and charmingly. The level strip of ground which stretches through and beyond the town is laid out in handsome pleasure grounds, shaded by noble trees and adorned at intervals with lofty and sparkling fountain-jets. Thrice a day a fine band makes music in the public promenade before the Conversation House, and in the afternoon and evening that locality is populous with fashionably dressed people of both sexes, who march back and forth past the great music-stand and look very much bored, though they make a show of feeling otherwise. It seems like a rather aimless and stupid existence. A good many of these people are there for a real purpose, however; they are racked with rheumatism, and they are there to stew it out in the hot baths. These invalids looked melancholy enough, limping about on their canes and crutches, and apparently brooding over all sorts of cheerless things. People say that Germany, with her damp stone houses, is the home of rheumatism. If that is so, Providence must have foreseen that it would be so, and therefore filled the land with the healing baths. Perhaps no other country is so generously supplied with medicinal springs as Germany. Some of these baths are good for one ailment, some for another; and again, peculiar ailments are conquered by combining the individual virtues of several different baths. For instance, for some forms of disease, the patient drinks the native hot water of Baden-Baden, with a spoonful of salt from the Carlsbad springs dissolved in it. That is not a dose to be forgotten right away. (...)

    It is an inane town, filled with sham, and petty fraud, and snobbery, but the baths are good. I spoke with many people, and they were all agreed in that. I had the twinges of rheumatism unceasingly during three years, but the last one departed after a fortnight's bathing there, and I have never had one since. I fully believe I left my rheumatism in Baden-Baden. Baden-Baden is welcome to it. It was little, but it was all I had to give. I would have preferred to leave something that was catching, but it was not in my power.

    There are several hot springs there, and during two thousand years they have poured forth a never-diminishing abundance of the healing water. This water is conducted in pipe to the numerous bath-houses, and is reduced to an endurable temperature by the addition of cold water. The new Friederichsbad is a very large and beautiful building, and in it one may have any sort of bath that has ever been invented, and with all the additions of herbs and drugs that his ailment may need or that the physician of the establishment may consider a useful thing to put into the water."

    (A Tramp Abroad, Chapter XXI)

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    31th International Oldtimer Meeting

    by Nelie Updated Sep 12, 2008

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: For more details see
    www.oldtimer-meeting.de
    Next Show will take place from :
    10. -12.07.2009

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    Internet and Email

    by Nelie Updated Sep 12, 2008

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    Favorite thing: In case you urgently have to check your email account you could visit the Library . There your find several computers and for a low fee you have access to the internet.

    Fondest memory: Address:
    Stadbibliothek Baden-Baden
    Lange Str. 43 (Shopping lane)
    76530 Baden-Baden

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
    Thursday 1:00 p. m to 7:00 p. m.
    Saturday 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m.
    Closed on Monday and Sunday

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    General Info

    by Redang Updated Oct 14, 2005

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    Baden Baden (Germany)

    Favorite thing: Tourist Office
    Solmsstraße 1
    76530 Baden-Baden

    - Tel.: +49 (0) 7221 / 275200
    - Fax: +49 (0) 7221 / 275202

    Internet:
    - www.baden-baden.de (different languages)
    - www.alemania-turismo.com/pages/city_baden_baden.html (spanish)

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    Staatliche Kunsthalle

    by Nelie Updated Aug 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Lichtentaler Allee 8a, Tel.: +49 (0)7221-300763

    Open daily except Monday from 11am to 6pm, Wednesday 11am to 8pm. Admission is 5 €, students 3 €, visitors' card holders 4 €..

    Fondest memory: www.kunsthalle-baden-baden.de

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    Safe to drink?

    by nhcram Written Aug 31, 2008

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    Ingrid and the water fountain

    Favorite thing: At the top of the town near the old market place is this lovely water feature. There were no signs that you could not drink the water but we didn't risk it!

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    River running through it

    by nhcram Written Aug 31, 2008

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    The Oos

    Favorite thing: The river Oos runs through the town and is very well maintained. It is very picturesque with the little bridges crossing it.

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    downtown

    by fabrice Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: you are in germany , so nobody bothers you in the street , no beggars, no dealers; unfortunately I live in France

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    Bernharduskirche

    by Nelie Updated Oct 9, 2003

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    Bernharduskirche

    Favorite thing: Especially in Advent it is nice to go into this church. Because you can watch an extraordinary and lovely decorated crib.

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    Walking throug the streets of Baden-Baden

    by Nelie Written Oct 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Do not only go the shopping lane up and down. It is really worth to leave the main street.

    In Baden-Baden are many picturesque corners and no one is like the other

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    Augusta Platz

    by Nelie Updated Aug 28, 2003

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    How far is it to...?

    Favorite thing: Just beside the fontaine you find a mosaic of a star which shows the direction and the distance from Baden-Baden to big cities of the world.

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    One of my favourite spots...

    by Nelie Updated Jun 29, 2003

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    Favorite thing: ...is that bench in Gönneranlage
    It is wonderful to sit on the bench reading a book, listening to the sparkling water of the fountain or just day dreaming

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    Oos River

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 14, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Baden-Baden is also known as the green town. Avenue of trees, an English garden, covering 40 hectares, as well as numerous parks and meadows flourish here.

    Fondest memory: Lichtentaler Allee - an avenue of oak trees

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