Ceremonial opening of the 3rd Baden-Badener gaming house
Today it is one of the biggest casinos in Europe.
The area is a famous nature reserve. You can see many water birds, wild ducks and other beautiful plants there. The Railway is the only thing which disturbs the animals and the nature. In the nature reserve is a Talau lake. 100 years ago the area there was full of water. It is fantastic to make bike tours and picnics there. In 1817 the river Rhein was straightened. The parks of the old Rhein are swamplands and nature reserves today.
The Turmberg is a popular place for a trip and at clear weather you can have a fantastic view at the Rheinebene, the Pfälzer Berge and France.
On 1888 the Turmbergtram was built on the Turmberg. It drove with the gravity and ballast, with a length of 315 m, a upward gradient of 36,2% and a height of 100m. In former times it had to be broken with a rack. It was converted at 1966, so it still drives with the gravity, but now with electricity too. Just on 2004 the drive rope has been renewed.