The city of Baden-Baden can look back on a 2,000-year history as a spa town. Its heyday as the "summer capital of Europe" lies in the 19th century. During this time, it developed into a communication center for an international clientele: nobles and citizens, industrialists and artists, the health and the sick of the upper classes visited the city on the river Oos for several weeks and months and shaped the social life with their claims and interests. The relics of this time still dominate the cityscape: the Kurhaus, the elegant hotels, the public thermal baths, the villa district, the International Horse Racing in Iffezheim ... Everywhere in Baden-Baden you will encounter history and get an authentic look idea of life in a spa town of the 19th century.