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The best preserved Roman spa north of the alps, the Badenweiler Roman Bath ruins ("Badenweiler Römische Badruine" in German), known at the time as Aqua Villae, were first constructed in the 1st century A.D., not long after the area was first conquered by the Romans. The original building, consisting of two pools fed by the natural warm springs, was subsequently expanded to include a reception area, changing facilities, sauna, two cold pools, and stone terraces. The facility would have been visited by serving Roman legionnaires and veterans who ...
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Old Alamanicus got a bit excited as he walked through Badenweiler Kurpark (Spa park) when he came across the ruins of Aqua Villae - the old Roman baths that he helped put into the very state one can see them in today, i.e. rubble. He and his mates were having a little party after kicking some Roman butt and, well, one thing led to another, and before they knew it, the ceiling caved in and the walls fell down. He was, however, on his way to another set of ruins - Baden Castle (or Burg Baden as they say locally) - so did not linger at the scene o...
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Rudolph von Baden-Hachberg, the younger son of Heinrich (Henry) II, Margrave of Hachberg, establishes the Hachberg-Sausenberg line. This branch of the extended Baden nobility takes its name from the family seat of Sausenberg Castle near Kandern, built by the Baden-Hachbergs in 1240. Through Rudolph's marriage in 1298 or 1299 to Agnes, heiress of Rötteln, the Hachberg-Sausenbergs comes into possession in 1315 of Rötteln Castle, near the modern day Swiss border at Lörrach. In 1444 they acquire Badenweiler Castle. On the death of Philip von Hach...
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