Neoclassical Architecture in Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden is the spa town located on the edge of the Black Forest in south-west Germany close to the border with France. Whilst settlement in Baden-Baden dates back to Roman times its thermal baths led to its development as a world renowned resort during the 19th century.
Pathway along the Oos River
The setting is superb. Nature flaunts its unrivalled beauty. The densely vegetated hills and ridges of the Black Forest form the town's backdrop.
Lichtentaler Allee (Park)
Over the centuries the Lichtentaler Allee along the River Oos has been developed as an English garden.
Decorated bridges crossing the River Oos provide entry to the hotels and mansions that line its banks.
Bridge over the Oos River
The state government formed in 1806 supported development in Baden-Baden. The state's railway reached the town in 1845 with the town's prominence reaching its peak in the 1850's and 60's. Fortunately Baden-Baden escaped damage as a result of both World Wars. Consequently, many great examples of Neoclassical (mid 1700's-early 1900's) architecture built during the Wilhelm period remain today.
Palais Biron circa. 1859
Neoclassical architecture derives its form from the principles of Greek and Roman architecture of classical antiquity. These include:
* clean elegant lines;
* uncluttered appearance;
* free standing columns;
* no domes or towers; and
* a roof that is usually flat and horizontal and visible from the ground.
Here are some more of our Baden-Baden favourites:
Kuhaus Casino and Spa 1824
Theatre circa 1861
Brenners Park Hotel and Spa
If you are thinking of heading to the Black Forest, Baden-Baden is definitely worth a visit.