The Lichtentaler Allee is one of
Baden-Baden's iconic landmarks and celebrates a history spanning
more than 350 years.
Today, my tone maybe somewhat
dreamlike but when the topic of conversation is the Lichtentaler
Allee it is impossible not to be poetic in one's appraisal.
Practically everyone who has ever been to Baden-Baden has walked -
even when only a few steps - along the Lichtentaler Allee.
And so with the following short
portrayal, I will attempt, and hopefully succeed, to take you on a
virtual stroll through this wonder of nature!
As you will see, exploring one the
world's prettiest avenues can be undertaken either on foot or by
taking a romantic horse and carriage ride. Stretching almost two
and a half kilometres, the Lichtentaler Allee connects vibrant
urban life with contemplative calmness. The next time you venture
out for a stroll there, I would recommend throwing down your
defences so that you can soak up all the energy and power that
nature has to offer.
The Lichtentaler Allee is a park
and a particularly inviting setting for a stroll at any time of
year: snowdrops and a flowering carpet of crocuses in winter and
spring, blossoming flowerbeds and the roses in the Gönner garden in
summer, followed by a magnificent display of colourful foliage in
autumn ... astoundingly beautiful season after season!
In over 350 years, our Lichtentaler
Allee has developed and come of age. Thousands of visitors each
year are left spellbound by the towering trees, the babbling Oos,
the dainty bridges and romantic pavilions - coupled too with the
sea of flowering rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias …
I could write on the subject for
hours but let me leave you with one final thought: what is magical
about the Lichtentaler Allee is that its seductive power increases
Your Head Concierge,