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“charming place to relax”

Pump Room (Trinkhalle)
Ranked #11 of 49 things to do in Baden-Baden
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Owner description: Built between 1839 and 1842, this 300-feet-long pump room features fourteen frescoes depicting legends about Baden-Baden. Inside the Trinkhalle you can sample fresh water from the Friedrichsquelle.
Rome, Italy
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“charming place to relax”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

whenever I travel I look for a place to sit, read and relax in a pleasant atmosphere. This was mine in Baden Baden....

Visited February 2012
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“An oasis of calm, with great coffee & strange paintings.”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

The original function of this splendid neo-classical building was to allow visitors to Baden-Baden to 'take the waters', that is to drink the mineral waters guaranteed to cure a whole panoply of ills. You can still, do this, of course, though I'm not sure quite what they would do for you.

Better to head over to your left, to the splendid, and often nearly deserted coffee-house where, as in Vienna and Budapest, you will find, not only excellent coffee and pastries, but a range of newspapers (including the Times, Financial Times and Herald Tribune) hanging from a rack next to the window with its splendid views over towards the Casino.

While inside the main room of the Trinkhalle you can consult the friendly Tourist Information people and (if your hotel or guesthouse has done its duty to you) exchange a tourist voucher for reduced price entry to the Caracalla Therme baths.

But don't leave the premises without admiring the range of paintings adorning the facade. There are a good fifteen of them, each depicting a local legend. For people who can read German there is a detailed explanation below each painting. But I much preferred the more imaginative versions of the legends which my wife Jane came up with, despite or possibly because of not speaking a word of the language.

Visited March 2011
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North East Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“A Must”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Don't drink the water -in fact they advise you only to have a little, but the atmosphere is really evocative of a bygone era

Visited October 2011
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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“Baden-Baden not worth the trip unless you go to the baths”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

At the start of our self-guided driving tour through the Black Forest, we stopped in Baden-Baden and were bored. Walked up to the Pump Room and took the obligatory photos but nothing exciting and nothing worth recommending unless you want to hit the baths, which we didn't. Bathrooms are pay (as are most around Europe) and you can buy a cup to fill with the warm spring water should you be interested in drinking some of the salty stuff.

Visited September 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“A beautiful sight on a walk around Baden-Baden”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Also houses tourist info, nice free sight to take in and good photo opportunity

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