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Roman Bath Ruins

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Roman Bath Ruins

Hi folks, hoping you can clarify something for me - we would like to visit some of the hot springs/bath ruins in Baden Baden, but not as spa patrons. We will have 2 kids with us, 5 and 8. Is there a museum or tour-type arrangement that will help the kids (and us) understand the history and significance of the ancient hot springs?

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1. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

http://www.bad-bad.de/sehen/badruin.htm

impressions

http://www.badruinen.de/impressionen.html

entrance fees, opening times

http://www.badruinen.de/preise.html

There is a

- museum and exhibition area

- computer and video animation of the original baths

- audio-guide in several languages (incl. with the entrance fee)

open daily 16.03.-15.11. from 11-12 and 15-16

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Also interesting for kids the guided tours through the most beautiful casino on the planet. Open 09:30 - 12:00 (i.e. outside the gaming time). Last tour starts at 11:30. A tour last 25 minutes. No idea on their offers for non-German speakers.

casino-baden-baden.de/de/…fuehrungen.html

impressions

casino-baden-baden.de/de/…ambiente.html

Edited: 10:13 am, July 08, 2010
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2. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

Great, thanks so much! This is exactly what I was looking for!

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3. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

The Roman bath ruins is an interesting but pretty small site. The major part of the ruins have been re-buried lest the thermal springs would be affected.

Another interesting additional site is the town museum:

baden-baden.de/en/…489

Your kids might also enjoy the great castle ruin "Altes Schloss" or a ride on the Merkur mountain funicular:

schloesser-magazin.de/en/…380671.html

www.baden-baden.de/en/tourism/indexc.php…

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4. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

When you visit the bath ruins, don't miss trying a sip from Fettquelle, the thermal spring above. It is outdoors and accessible 24/7 and you can take water for free. The taste is strange but this is part of the Baden-Baden experience. The spring is located by the stairs that lead uphill between Friedrichsbad and the white baroque monastery building next to it, about halfway up in the corner. WARNING: Do not hold your hands under the running water, let alone drink straight from the tap. Bring a cup or bottle. The temperature of the water is about 60°C.

My tips on Baden-Baden are here: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/12d15/

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5. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

And of course don't forget the baths at (new) Caracalla Therme and (classic) Friedrichsbad. Great way to relax for a few hours.

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6. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

With kids, definitely Caracallatherme and not Friedrichsbad.

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7. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

Wow, folks, Thanks SO MUCH for the fantastic information - we will definately visit the bath ruins, then head up to the Old Castle - the kids will love exploring that. We are driving from Brussels that morning so I suspect once those activities are done, the kiddies will be too pooped to do anything else, so we'll look for a nice place for supper. Thanks again, will let you know how it goes!

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8. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

just in case of any interest but it is "further on down the road" there is a fantastic museum in Badenweiler of the old Roman Bath Ruins with the actual baths incased in a glass conservatory. This like Baden Baden is a beautiful town.

badenweiler.de/en/…roemische_badruine

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9. Re: Roman Bath Ruins

Thanks, I'll check that out! We'll be driving to Triberg the following day and this could possibly be a pit stop!

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<could possibly be a pit stop!<

Badenweiler would be a long way round. Lovely stops between Baden-Baden and Triberg are e.g. Schiltach or Wolfach.

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