The 8:39AM train to the Main Freiburg Station was cancelled at 8:38AM which meant a race to the tram station arriving at the main station with about 1 minute to spare before the 9:03AM train to Offenburg (I would change trains here to Baden-Baden) was scheduled to depart. I jumped onto the train, the doors, closed and the next thing I know, I'm in Basel - the exact opposite direction of where I wanted to be! Obviously a change of platforms was made, but I had no way of knowing that in the time I had. Luckily, I was able to change trains at Basel SBB and finally arrived in Baden-Baden about 1:30PM - only 2+ hrs late. By the time, I found my way to the City Center, I had calmed down and was able to enjoy this delightful city.
The weather was fantastic - blue skies and a cool breeze.
Outside the Stiftskirche - The Catholic Church of St. Peter & Paul mentioned as early as 1245 as being the parish church. I couldn't get inside the church today - a movie about the life of Carl Benz was being filmed near the front of the church.
Walk leading to the Rosenneuheitengarten/Rose Society Garden.
part of the Rose Garden
Evangelical Stadtkirche (Neo-Gothic) built between 1855-64
Theatre built between 1860-62 by Couteau and Lang in the style of the Paris Opera in late Baroque style
street scene near Augustaplatz
Festspielhaus - opened on April 18, 1998. It has a seating capacity of 2500 and is one of the largest opera and concert halls in Europe.
My friend, Tanya, arrives tomorrow. I hope to take her to Baden-Baden. I'd like to see more of the city.