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Where is Baden Baden?


As per common misconception, Baden-Baden has the reputation for being the hangout place for the elite. But don’t be put off just yet, because it isn’t true. The beautiful town is nestled in the wooded Valley and can be equally enjoyed by all without having to gamble or spend additional money. Baden-Baden is the one of the greatest spa towns in the world. Upon reading this one fact, many of you would like to know where is Baden-Baden. It lies in the valley of Northern Black Forest in southwestern Germany on the river Oos. It is 40 km north-east of France, the region of Strasbourg to be more specific, and 10 km east of the Rhine (bordering France).

Its neighborhoods lie in the upper Rhine Plain. Its premier mountain is the Badener Hohe in the Black Forest National Park. The old city houses 29 natural springs, rich in salts and flowing from the artesian wells at a rate of 90 gallons per minute under Florentine Hill, and transported through pipes to the town’s baths. It was around 1,000 BC that Celtic tribes inhabited much of Central and Western Europe which also included the Baden-Baden Area. After a permanent settlement, the city was ruled by the Roman emperor Hadrian who named it Aurelia Aquensis to honor its hot water baths.

During the middle ages, the province was renamed back to Baden. In 1689, Baden was attacked and completely burnt during the war of Palatinate Succession between the German nation and the French.The town began to rebuild in 1800 and the old baths were built in the following years. It was in 1931 that Baden-Baden came to known by its official name. It was the good fortune of the small town that it survived both the Second World War and French Revolution after remaining the headquarters for French troops for several decades.

Baden-Baden enjoys mild climate, classified as “Cfb” (Oceanic climate/ Marine West Coast climate) and also experiences adequate year round precipitation. This means there isn’t a significant difference in the climate of both high and low regions. What makes Baden-Baden a must-visit place is the number of excursion and sightseeing opportunities it offers. Tourist will be left spellbound when visiting local museums like the Art Museum, Faberge Museum of gems, jewelry, eggs of Carl Faberge and other European nobilities, Frieder Burda Museum, City Museum, the concert Hall, Drinking Hall, Spielbank Casino a James bond-worthy club with 11 roulette tables, gilt ceiling and an outdoor baccarat terrace. Other places to visit include Lichtenthal Monastery, Castle Hohenbaden and Ruins of the Roman Baths.

So now you know where is Baden-Baden. It is a chic destination for all those thermal hot springs aficionadas who fancy dips in salt and radon-rich hot waters. Still classy, well-maintained and picturesque, Baden-Baden is the place to be for your next vacation.

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