Heidelberg to Baden-Baden
After staying for 3 nights at Heidelberg, I went to next destination, Baden-Baden. Baden-Baden was a small town in Baden Wuerttemberg and it is well-known for its great hot springs. There is a horse race track, a casino and a opera house. Apparently, it is also known as a world-class health resort!
The number on the side of the carriages isn't a carriage number and it is class type. DB(Deutshe Bundesbahn) operated two types of carriages, first-class carriage and second-class carriage. I thought that 2-class carriage was enough for just taking a trip but I recommend seat reservation if you take a long-distance train.
Bicycle sign on the side of the carriages is common in Germany. This sign means 12 bycycle is available limit.
From Heidelberg to Baden-Baden, it took one hour by train via Mannheim. Several elderly people got off the train with large suitcase at Baden-Baden. It was typical spa and health resort.
The train station is situated in the suburbs of Baden-Baden and it was about 5-6 km from there to the actual town center. There is a bus connection between the station and the town center. Several bus line, 201, 205, 207, etc, covere that route and they run every 10-15 minutes. You can find the bus stop right in front of the station and it takes about 20 minute to reach, according to traffic conditions.
I had researched beforehand on the access to downtown as above but I took a taxi. I couldn't wait for 10 minutes for a bus to arrive in the sleety rain....
The fastest bus into the town center was "Schnellbus"(the express bus).