I am behind quite a bit in noting our travel and adventures here in Switzerland. I’m trying to slowly but surely catch up, but no promises.

Last August, when my friends from The Netherlands came for a visit, one of the places we explored was Baden. Heath had to work, but the baby, my two friends and I headed out early.

Our first point of interest was a church…. There were a lot of interesting features on the exterior of the church, including a stone carving of a rather gruesome death skull. There was also a huge, well, thing – not quite sure what it was used for. It was a protrusion from the church, about 8 or 10 feet up with big barn-like doors on it. I forgot to get a picture of it, but I do have a picture of the death scenes on the base of the structre:

Unfortunately when we arrived the main clock tower was under renovation. But they had a really cool cover over the renovation mimicking the tower itself.

Like most old towns in Switzerland, Baden has a collection of beautiful old homes and buildings. Baden is most famous for its covered bridge; it is a beautiful work of art and engineering.

The other highlight of Baden is its natural springs and public baths. Despite walking quite a bit over the city, we were never able to locate the free public baths. We found a really picturesque walking bath along the Limmat River. Odd moment of the day? As we were walking along the river, we saw a guy surfing in the rapids by holding on to a rope attached somewhere to the side of the river.

To learn more about Baden, click here.

More pictures of Baden here.