Roman Bath Ruins
From Stadtwiki Baden-Baden
|Roman Bath Ruins
|Phone||07221 / 275934|
|Fax||07221 / 275980|
|Website||[www.badruinen.de Official Website]
|Opening Times||11:00 - 12:00 & 15:00 - 16:00 (16.03 - 15.11.)|
The baths for the Roman soldiers were discovered in the late 19th century during the construction of the Friedrichsbad. Noteworthy is the high technical standard of the Roman baths, which is particularly evident in the system of hypocausts, a warm-air heating system , which was used to heat the walls and the floor of the bathrooms. The soldier baths can be visited. A computer animation gives insight into the intact state of the bathrooms.
The imperial baths are located below the Marktplatz. They were discovered in 1847 during construction work next to the church. Buildings that were built on top of the ruins made excavations very expensive and only doable in parts. Among other things one found a plate from 213 to 217 AD with an inscription that says that Emperor Caracalla had expanded the imperial baths. Today the imperial baths are filled up again. A pattern of black cobblestones shows their position.