Baden-Baden was founded by the Romans. The first town was built over a series of
thermal springs, which gave the town its Roman name, Aurelia Aquensis.
Currently, the ancient town is ruled by the margraves of Baden, from
whom the settlement takes its name. The margraves’ castle sits on
a hillside close to the town. According to the townsfolk, the dungeons
of the castle are extensive, though why the lord needs such catacombs
is a topic the locals prefer to avoid.