Römische Badruinen Baden-Baden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 45.780 E 008° 14.582
32U E 444371 N 5401386
Quick Description: This museum displays the ruins of a Roman bath preserved in-situ below the ground level of the Friedrichsbad.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 1/31/2007 12:48:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM16G0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 50

Long Description:
Photography is not permitted.

The former use of this bathing facility remains uncertain to this day. One supposes that a sauna facility was located here. All known and accessible rooms were heated. The floor heating (hypocaustum) is unusually well preserved and together with the hollow tiles (tubuli) of the wall heating transformed the building into a gigantic reservoir of heat.

The furnace room (praefurnium) with its completely preserved barrel vaults gives a rare impression of a complete room.

Two rooms were heated with lukewarm air (tepidarium). The steambath (caldarium) contained a bathing pool (alveus). Another room served as a sauna. Nothing is known of the date of construction.
Ancient Roman history

Hours of Operation:
Open between March 16 and November 15 only. 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Cost: 2.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Street Address: Not listed

Food Court: Not Listed

Gift Shop: Not Listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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