Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden is Germany’s largest opera and concert house, with a 2,500 seat capacity.
The Baden-Baden Theater is a fascinating building. From the outside, it enchants with its Belle Epoch exterior, similar to that of the Paris Opera, while on the inside, it enthralls with its modern, contrasting performances.
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, front facade and entrance portico
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.
Recommended sites: www.baden-baden.de, www.wimare.de and Wikipedia.

Evangelische Stradtkirche in Baden-Baden

Protestant Church in Baden-Baden, Germany.
This bell tower is part of Evangelische Stradtkirche, also called the Protestant Town Church. Built in 1855, it stands at the edge of Augustaplatz in Baden-Baden.
Evangelische Stradtkirche in Baden-Baden
Photography Prints
This church is heated entirely by the hot springs below Baden-Baden. Because of the high humidity in the church, the pews have to be replaced every 50 years and no artwork in the church is original.  It is all copies.
Evangelische Stradtkirche in Baden-Baden
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Lichtentaler Allee in Baden-Baden

The Lichtentaler Allee is a historic park and arboretum set out as an 2.3 kilometer strolling avenue along the west bank of the river Oos in Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. 
Lichtentaler Allee, Bellevue-Brücke
The Lichtentaler Allee  dates back to 1655 as path between the town market and Lichtenthal monastery. It was developed from 1850-1870 at the instigation of the casino Bénazet, and planted with a wide variety of trees and woody plants.
Lichtentaler Allee and river Oos
Small architecture: The Bénazet pavilion in the Swiss style in Dahlia Garden
 Today the avenue contains about 300 types of native and exotic woody plants, including alders, azaleas, chestnuts, gingkos, limes, magnolias, maples, oaks, and sycamores. The avenue terminates at its northwest end in a kurgarten, and at the southeast in a dahlia garden containing busts of Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Robert Stolz.
Parkland on the Lichtentaler Allee
Lichtentaler Allee Bramhs bust
 Lichtentaler Allee an illustration  from 19th century.
Lichtentaler Allee, a luxury residence and Oos river
Source text: Wikipedia
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.
See also:
Lutherkirche Lichtental
Palais Biron 
Dahliengarten

Residenz Villa Palais Biron in Baden-Baden

The historic villa Palais Biron, lying just outside the city centre on Lichtentaler Strasse  - Link in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Palais Biron was built in 1859  by architect Auguste de Meuron. In the 19th century Palais Biron was a residence of a Hanseatic merchant and representative of the Habsburgs dynasty. In 1884, stayed there for 1 day the Austrian Empress Sissi with her daughter. Today Villa Biron is the seat of the Chamber of Commerce of Karlsruhe and bekongs to the most superb conference locations in West Europe.
Fot.Elisabeth Fazel.

Lutherkirche Lichtental in Baden-Baden

The evangelic church "Lutherkirche Lichtental" in Baden-Baden, Germany was built in 1906-07, designed by architect Martin Elsaesser. The church is open only during services.
Lutherkirche Lichtental in Baden-Baden
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.
See also: Lichtentaler Allee

Trinkhalle Baden-Baden und Wandbilder

The neoclassical Trinkhalle (pump house) in Baden-Baden, Germany was built in 1839 by architect Heinrich Hübsch as an attractive addition to the Kurhaus spa complex. 
Trinkhalle's Baden-Baden
The 90m-long portico is embellish ed with 19th-century frescoes of local legends by a German mural painter Jakob Götzenberger, who was a pupil of Peter von Cornelius. There is also a Tourist Information Desk in the Trinkhalle building. 
Buy the way: Trinkhalle literally becomes drink-house - only mineral water, of course.
Trinkhalle Baden-Baden, open colonnade
Trinkhalle Baden-Baden, fresco by Jakob Götzenberger "Alt-Eberstein"
Trinkhalle Baden-Baden, fresco by Jakob Götzenberger "Die Geisterhochzeit zu Lauf"
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.

Russisch-orthodoxe Kirche in Baden-Baden

Russian Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration, Baden-Baden, Germany. This church was built 1881-82 by St. Petersburg architect Ivan Strom, who also worked on St. Vladimir's Cathedral in Kiev. 
Russisch-orthodoxe Kirche in Baden-Baden
Photography Prints
Russian churches were built in the Grand Duchy of Baden in the second half of the 19th century. In 1793, the Heir Apparent, Alexander married Princess Louise of Baden who converted to the Orthodox religion. Perhaps this is why a Russian Church was built here. Support was given to the idea of building the Church by the Russian Imperial family, municipal government and Russian supporters. In September 1882 the building was constructed and consecrated in honor of the Transfiguration of the Lord on October 28, 1882
At the beginning of the First World War, the gold-plated dome was confiscated and melted down by the Germans. Restoration of the church took place in the 80's and this was when the gold-plated dome was restored and the entire exterior of the church returned to the original shape.
Above the entrance to the Church is an image of the Transfiguration which was ordered by Baroness Plessen, a close relative of Tsar Nicholas II, and may have been designed by Russian painter Grigor Gagarin.

Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.