Find out about Baden-Baden during Roman times, its history as a spa town and health resort, the heady days of the nineteenth century when the town soared to being a world renowned spa, and many other fascinating facts and features, right up to the present day.
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The museum’s newly constructed glass pavilion is particularly impressive. It currently houses a display of large stone monuments, works of art from Roman to modern times, as well as the late gothic portal figures from the town’s church, the Stiftskirche. The museum is also well known for its collections of historical toys, unusual coins and special medals.
A focus on: Romanticism and roulette – the world-renowned spa town in the 19th century At the beginning of the 19th century, Baden-Baden experienced an unprecedented ascent from a sleepy romantic country town to an elegant, world-renowned spa town within just a few decades. Nobility and the upper bourgeoisie as well as artists and gamblers, high society and the demi-monde from, people from all over the world meet here. The international bathing society enjoyed playing roulette and attending the concerts of international stars, popular theatre productions, balls and the horse races in nearby Iffezheim. With its social life, romantic environment and, last but not least, its gambling, Baden-Baden secured its status as ‘capitale d’été’, the summer capital of Europe.
Special exhibition: Fire in the city. A history of firefighting. September 10, 2022 to August 27, 2023 In 1847, citizens of Baden-Baden decided to form a pompier corps. This evolved into the city's fire department. To mark its 175th anniversary the town museum is dedicating a large special exhibition to it. Visitors can marvel at numerous objects from the history of the fire department, including fire extinguishing syringes from the 19th century. Also on display are the the most exciting operations of the Baden-Baden fire brigade can be discovered.
Museum in your ear – an audio guide leads you through the town’s 2,000-year history
Now free of charge at the museum: audio guides for the permanent exhibition in German, English and French. Selected exhibits, the quotes of famous people and anecdotes from the spa town revives the impressiv past of Baden-Baden for maximum 90 minutes at the museum. The audio guide with soundtrack allows visitors to listen to Baden-Baden’s town history in German, English and French, and is handed out along with a museum map free of charge.
Guided tours (on request):
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Group tours (by prior notification):
Tuesday to Friday 40,- EUR plus entry fee per person on weekends and holidays 50,- EUR plus entry fee per person