The Romans came to the area of the modern BlackForest in 70 AD. Not far from today’s Hüfingen the legionaries of the 11thLegion built the fort called Brigobanne. They built baths at the place of Hüfingenon local springs. Interestingly, not onlyRoman soldiers, but also local residents could bathe in them for little money.You can still see the remains of the water heating engineering system. The baths’territory is about 570 sq.m.
Soon, the bordersof the Roman Empire advanced deep into Germany. The 11th Legion leftthese places, but the baths continued to serve local residents. Gradually,however, their operation was stopped and they fell to desolation. The terms wereforgotten for fifteen hundred years, but in 1820 Prince of Baden Karl Egon IIordered to dig them out and put on public display. It has been an open airmuseum since then. The museum tells about the bath traditions of the ancientRomans.