High above the modern city of Baden-Baden the ruins of Hohenbaden Castle remain even today. Built in the 12th century it was home to the Margraves of Baden for many years before it was destroyed by fire in 1599. The ruins have been partially repaired and preserved but were never again used as a residence.
The summit of Merkurberg, the mountain towering over Baden-Baden, cannot be reached by car. However, all those who do not enjoy the prospect of climbing it themselves can use the mountain railway and still enjoy the incredible view. Merkurbergbahn is not only one of the oldest and longest mountain railways of its kind in Germany but also the steepest.
Lake Mummelsee is the largest of seven picturesque cirque lakes in the Black Forest. It’s outside of Baden-Baden but easily accessible by car and is a popular starting point for hikes into the Black Forest.