Baden-Baden is a resort town in south western Germany
, just north of the Black Forest
. In the 1800s, it was a well-known retreat for Europe's aristocracy
. Although its status has declined somewhat, it still remains a popular destination for the wealthy.
The attractions here include thermal springs; the spas were well known to the Romans thousands of years ago. The Friedrichsbad spa is best known, housed in a 19th century palace.
Baden-Baden is also home to the oldest casino in Germany, Casino Baden-Baden, which is over 250 years old. It is located in the historic Kurhaus, modelled after the palace of Versilles. Note that there is a dress code and players must be 21 years old.