Daunting though it may seem, do persevere and take the many steps up to the Marktplatz. The climb may be a little strenuous, but you will be rewarded at the top by the sight of Baden-Baden’s first parish church, the Stiftskirche – a dominant, late gothic building with striking features and impressive portal carvings. Built originally as a Roman basilica, it has witnessed numerous modifications over the centuries.
Now that you’ve got this far, don’t forget to have a look at the church’s interior. It’s well worth it. Interesting features include the 18 foot high stone carved crucifix and the illustrated tombs of the 14 Margraves of Baden, including the most famous of them all, Ludwig-Wilhelm (1677 – 1707).
Opening times: 8am – 6pm daily
Tourist Information Office on the B500 road
Tel.: +49(0)7221-275 233
Tel.: +49(0)7221-275 202