TITEL (LFS02257 3)

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Reference / film number :  LFS02257 3
Date :  1937
Sound :  Mute
Timecode :  00:06:00
Running time :  00:00:00
Film-maker :  Lind, Emil
Reel format :  16 mm
Archive :  Haus des Dokumentarfilms

Context and analysis

The next shot shows the family and another couple at the Fürstenberg monument in Baden-Baden, which is on the Hungerberg above the new castle. It was built by Carl Egon, the 3rd Prince of Fürstenberg, out of gratitude because his son survived a fall from his horse in 1862. The family then goes for a walk in the famous Lichtentaler Allee along the Oos. The next photos show houses that are located on Annaberg in Baden-Baden. Then you can see the family in the inner courtyard of the new palace, where besides them there are other passers-by admiring the beautiful architecture. You move in the direction of the panorama balcony on the Schlossstaffel, from which you have a wonderful view over Baden-Baden, which is then also shown. Baden-Baden had developed into one of the most important thermal bathing resorts in Europe in the 19th century. In order to meet the demands of international spa guests, Baden-Baden set up leisure activities such as golf and tennis courts, thermal baths and the racetrack, which shaped the cityscape over the long term. In the next scene, several people are standing around the heron fountain, where they are rinsing their bottles. The thermal water flowing in the fountain had a temperature of over 40 degrees, which made it a tourist attraction. At that time, the fountain was level with Sonnenplatz and was moved to Sophienstrasse in 1966. Many people stroll along the magnificent Kurhaus, which has long been used as a casino and is decorated with swastika flags. The family walks from the Kurhaus via Lichtentaler Allee to the patron complex, which is known for its imposing fountains and plants. The Evangelical City Church could only be inaugurated in 1867 through donations and after the establishment of a foundation. The following photos show the city center at Leopoldsplatz. The final shot shows the Baden-Baden theater, which is located next to the Kurhaus on Goetheplatz. The theater was built by the then casino leaseholder Edouard Bénazet and opened in August 1862. Most of the sights shown have been preserved in the spa town to this day. They shape the cityscape of Baden-Baden and are still attractions for tourists and day visitors.

Magnus Maurath, Paul Schmitz, Julius Pflüger

Places and monuments

Speyer; Baden-Baden

  1. This film analysis is still in progress. It may therefore be incomplete and contain errors.