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The 5th HEPPA/SOLARIS Workshop

Venue - What to do in Baden-Baden

 

Museums:

The Baden-Baden Museum: Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden

The State Art Gallery: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

The Museum Frieder Burda: One of Germany's most extensive collections of modern art

The Museum of 19th Century Art &Technology (LA8):
Museum für Kunst und Technik des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Lichtentaler Allee  (the museum combines temporary exhibitions on arts and technics of the "long" 19th century, situated in Lichtentaler Allee 8)

The Fabergé Museum

 

Sights:

Kurhaus (with casino):
The Kurgarten (spa garden) at the Kurhaus annually hosts Baden-Baden Summer Nights, an outdoor event featuring live classical music concerts.

The Casino:
The Spielbank casino is more than 200 years old and the oldest of its type in Germany. Dostoyevsky have written The Gambler after he lost his money and even his shirt here. The rooms were designed in the style of a French château.

Friedrichsbad:
The Roman-Irish Bath

Caracalla Spa:
The springs of Baden-Baden have been known for more than 2,000 years, and their composition resembles that of the Roman baths of the 3rd century. The water at the baths of "Caracalla-Therme" spa is rich in sodium chloride, and comes from artesian wells 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) under the Florentiner Mountain.

Lichtentaler Allee

Old Castle "Hohenbaden", built in 1102, a ruin since the 15th century

New Castle (Neues Schloss), 15th century, former residence of the margraves of Baden and later of the grand dukes of Baden.

The famous Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the second largest festival hall in Europe

Ruins of Roman baths, ca. 2000 years old, excavated in 1847

Stiftskirche, a church including the tombs of fourteen margraves of Baden

"The Paradise" (Paradies), an Italian style Renaissance garden with lots of trick fountains

Mount Merkur with Merkurbergbahn funicular railway and observation tower

Fremersberg Tower: There is an 18-hole golf course in Fremersberg

Stourdza Chapel on the Michaelsberg, a Romanian chapel with a gilded dome which was erected over the tomb of prince Michel Stourdza's son

Rose Society Garden

 

The old towns of Heidelberg, Freiburg , Strassburg and Colmar are only about one hour (by car or train) away and are really worth seeing. For train connections see http://www.bahn.de/i/view/DEU/en/index.shtml .