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8 surprising fun facts about Baden: Discover the secrets of the city

Baden – the city of thermal springs and historical sights? You think so! In this blog post, we take you on a journey through the charming alleyways and reveal eight amazing fun facts that show Baden in a whole new light. From hidden messages to mysterious legends – let yourself be surprised and discover the secret sides of the city.

Are you ready for an exciting journey of discovery? Then strap on your walking boots, open your senses and immerse yourself in a world of surprises!

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Fun facts about Baden that you didn’t know yet!

1. Baden is a city of baths

Baden is known for its thermal springs, which were used by the Romans over 2000 years ago. The city owes its name to these natural hot springs, which have been attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries.

2. a world-class chess centre

Baden hosted one of the most important chess tournaments in 1934, in which many world-famous chess champions took part. This event made Baden an important centre in the chess world.

3. the oldest city in Switzerland?

There is evidence that Baden’s settlement history dates back to before the Romans, making it one of the oldest known settlements in Switzerland.

4. a mecca for art and culture lovers

Baden is home to the Langmatt Museum, a jewel among Swiss museums known for its collection of impressionist art. The museum was originally the villa of an industrialist family and was donated to the town.

5. the Spanisch-Brötli railway

Baden is the terminus of Switzerland’s first railway line, the so-called Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn, which was opened between Zurich and Baden in 1847. The name comes from a popular pastry that was actively traded between the two cities.

6 A city of innovation

The first electric street lighting in Switzerland was installed in Baden. This emphasises Baden’s role as a pioneer in the use of new technologies and innovations.

7 The Devil’s Bridge

One of the local legends tells of the Devil’s Bridge over the Limmat, which is said to have been built with the help of the devil. In exchange for building the bridge, the devil was to receive the soul of the first person to cross it – but he was tricked.

8 The Grand Casino Baden

The Grand Casino Baden is one of the largest and most beautiful casinos in Switzerland and offers not only gambling but also culinary delights and cultural events. It is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike.

About Baden

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Baden, a charming town in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland, is known far beyond the country’s borders for its healing thermal springs. The town lies on the River Limmat, around 25 kilometres north-west of Zurich, and combines historical beauty with a modern lifestyle.

The population of Baden enjoys a high quality of life, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and a well-preserved old town that invites you to take a stroll. The town has a rich history dating back to Roman times, and its baths were already a popular meeting place in ancient times.

Baden serves as the cultural centre of the region with numerous museums, theatres and galleries. The city is also a hub for education and business, particularly in the fields of technology and energy, making it an attractive location for companies.

The city is also known for its diverse culinary offerings, from traditional Swiss dishes to international cuisine. The local festivals and markets, such as the Baden Christmas market and the Badenfahrt, attract visitors from near and far and offer a wonderful opportunity to experience local life and traditions.

With its mix of historical charm and contemporary flair, Baden is a fascinating place to discover and a wonderful example of the diversity that Switzerland has to offer.

Bonus tip: Discover Baden with Foxtrail

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Foxtrail offers an exciting and interactive way to explore the city of Baden and its highlights in a new way. In this modern scavenger hunt, teams are guided through the city to solve puzzles and decipher clues that will lead them to their next destination. This adventure not only encourages movement around the city, but also team spirit and critical thinking.

How does the Foxtrail in Baden work?
Starting point: Each Foxtrail starts at a specific location where the teams receive their first clues and the necessary materials. This is the starting point of their city adventure in Baden.

Solve puzzles: Participants use their detective skills to crack a variety of puzzles that lead them to hidden messages, unusual locations and Baden’s most impressive sights. These challenges encourage them to observe their surroundings closely and engage with Baden’s rich history and culture.

Team experience: Foxtrail is ideal for families, friends or as a team-building activity among colleagues. The focus is on the shared experience. The tasks to be solved promote communication and co-operation, making the activity a social pleasure.

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By taking part in a Foxtrail in Baden, visitors get the chance to discover the city in a playful way. They not only come across well-known sights, but also hidden treasures and special places off the beaten track. At the same time, they gain interesting insights into the history and culture of Baden, making the experience both informative and enjoyable. Foxtrail is therefore the ideal mix of adventure, culture and fun, perfect for anyone who wants to discover Baden in a unique and interactive way.


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