Travel to the Black Forest
Day 6 Baden-Baden
(in 61 Km.) Baden-Baden: We arrived quite late and the weather was not good, so we just take a short walk through their streets. We started the walk by the Avenue Lichtentaler Allee. This is an English-style garden with over 300 species of trees, separated by the river Oos. The the luxuriance, the greenery and the enclave of all this environment makes it one of the most frequented spots of the bourgeoisie, both anciently as in the present. In its vicinity the Gönneranlage is also another park of the early twentieth century, with beautiful fountains and pergolas. It is very relaxing walk around this famous boulevard of linden trees.
Baden-Baden - Lichtentaler Allee avenue
On this avenue there are two important museums: the Staatliche Kunsthalle (State Art Gallery) and the Museum Frieder Burda. In October 2004, Frieder Burda, a major art collector, opened his museum, in a 20 million of euros building designed by architect Richard Meier. The collection consists of masterpieces: more than 500 paintings, drawings, sculptures and objects, showing the history of art from the past 100 years. Included in his collection is a 1946 Jackson Pollock work, "The Tea Cup".
Baden-Baden - Theater
After crossing in front of the theater of Baden-Baden, we arrived at the Kurhaus, a building constructed in the early nineteenth century, between 1821 and 1824, by Friedrich Weinbrenner, and that host the luxurious and famous Casino of Baden-Baden. Inside we can find rooms for the large social life of the city, which also hosts concerts, dances, etc.. The Casino is famous for its ostentatious decorations, inspired by the French royal palaces, and by the personalities, both former and present, that have come into it.
Baden-Baden - Kurhaus
We finish the walk in Baden-Baden in the Trinkhalle, an impressive gallery 90 meters, with 16 Corinthian columns, built between 1839 and 1842 by Heinrich Hübschy as an annexed building of the Kurhaus spa resort. It highlights the frescoes of its walls, depicting scenes from myths and legends of the region. Other points of interest that we left for another occasion are the Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church), the ruins of the Roman Spa, the baths Friedrichsbad or Caracalla Spa.
Baden-Baden - Trinkhalle
Located on the outskirts, the Old Castle (Altes Schloss) or Hohenbaden Castle is a building dating from the early twelfth century, owned by the Margrave of Baden, and that today is in ruins. In 1599 it was almost completely destroyed by fire, and as was already built the new castle, owners moved. From the tower of the Old Palace there are stunning views of the city, as well as from the central courtyard.
(in 17 Km.) Loffenau: We come back to Loffenau.