Baden-Baden (or just Baden as it used to be known) is a quiet and peaceful spa town lying on the western flank of Germany's Black Forest. In fact the word Baden means baths in German and its origins as a spa town dates back to Roman times, when the Emperor Caracalla used to visit and take his ease in the imperial baths. Nowhere is this fact more striking than in seeing these antique roman bath jars suspended high above the ground where they were found.
|the Caracalla Spa|
while below, they cleverly built a mini-museum to house all the Roman artifacts they've excavated from the site.
Oh and one funny fact, Dostoevsky wrote the Gambler in Baden after he gambled away all his money and some say, his shirt, in the Casino!
Below is a photo of the fantastic looking Trinkhalle (pump room) with its 14 greek columns and impressive murals. It is now used as a tourist information office. Not bad huh?