From Stadtwiki Baden-Baden


Address Lichtentaler Allee 76

76530 Baden-Baden

Construction Date 1793
Building Type house

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The Hirtenhäuschen (shepherds cottage) on the northwest corner of the convent meadow Klosterwiese opposite the bridge Kettenbrücke is a single storey timber-framed building. It was built in 1793 as a shelter for the shepherds, who grazed their herds on the Klosterwiese. In the middle of the 19th century, it was the later Emperor Wilhelm I and his wife Augusta, who fell for the cottage. During their walks in the Lichtentaler Allee they were regularly passing the small cottage. In 1859 William I acquired the house from the Gunzenbach farmers for 2000 gulden. From then on, it served the couple as a rest house. Two years later, on 14 July 1861 the assassination attempt on William I took place only 150 m further towards the Monastery Lichtenthal. The slightly injured Wilhelm I was then taken to the Hirtenhäuschen, where he was provided with medical care. In 1893, the city bought back the building.


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