Can you picture it?
It’s the height of the Belle Epoque in Baden-Baden.
Baden-Baden – Germany’s fashionable spa town – is the summer capital of Europe.
Queen Victoria is strolling along the leafy Lichtentaler Allee garden and avenue.
The Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky is feverishly writing his book, The Gambler – when not gambling at the Baden-Baden casino (which Marlene Dietrich later called, “the most beautiful casino in the world”).
Johannes Brahms is dreaming up a new symphony in his rented summer house (and courting his lover Clara Schumann).
Photos of Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden is just as beautiful today.
If you have a taste for luxury, classical music and elegant spas (like the opulent Friedrichsbad, where, oh my, we had to bathe nude co-ed style), put Baden-Baden on your travel wish list.
Here are some photos that will make you want to visit…
Photo credits: 3 to 6, 8 to 11 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase