Glamourous and vibrant: Bad Kissingen

Bad Kissingen offers you a number of great options if you’re looking for an active and stimulating stay in a spa town. You should definitely plan time to visit the tourist attractions. There are many fascinating buildings such as Bad Kissingen's landmark, the Regentenbau, the Arcade building, or magnificent gardens and parks and a lot of other sights to explore.

1. Regentenbau – Bad Kissingen’s landmark

Built between 1911 and 1913 in the classicistic art nouveau style, this imposing concert hall has remained the landmark and cultural heart of Bad Kissingen to this very day.

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2. Arcade building

In 1834, King Ludwig I commissioned his architect Friedrich von Gärtner to create covered areas for guests in the ‘Kurgarten’ (spa garden)as well as an assembly and condert hall inside: Rossinisaal. The ‘Arkadenbau’ (arcade building) was built in the classical style and was first used in 1838.

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3. Spa garden

Traditionally the centre of social spa life, the ‘Kurgarten’ (spa garden) is still a popular meeting place today for guests and local residents alike,  and the heart of spa life in Bad Kissingen. It is one of the oldest spa gardens in the world.

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4. Grand Foyer

With a length of 90 m and a surface area of 2 640 m², the ‘Wandelhalle’ (central foyer) is the largest of its kind in Europe.

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5. Pump Room

This part of the ‘Wandelhalle’ houses the famous twin springs of Rakoczy and Pandur and hosts the traditional water pouring ceremony.

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6. Rosengarten

Unlike the ‘Kurgarten’ (spa garden), which was originally intended to be entered exclusively by spa guests, the ‘Rosarium’ was created for local residents.

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7. Luitpoldpark

Luitpold Park an English landscape garden that measures 15 ha. The park hosts numerous exotic plants and trees, and offers various options for exercise and recreation.

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8. Graduation tower

In 1562, the predecessors of the ‘Gradierwerk’ (graduation tower) built here were the first in Europe.

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9. Multimedia fontaine

The unique mulitmedia water fountain in the 'Rosengarden' enchants with daily water choreography and periodic projector shows.

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10. Bavarian casino

The Luitpold Casino, which is state-run, is located in the northern part of the ‘Luitpoldbad’ (Luitpold spa), which was opened in 1968 with a café and restaurant.  Until then, it served as an assembly hall for a social get-togethers.

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11. Museum Obere Saline

The imposing residential building at the ‘Obere Saline’ (upper saltworks) dates from the 18th century and was first used by the Würzburg Prince Bishops, and then later by Otto Fürst von Bismarck during his visits to the health resort.

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12. Spa Theatre

Actors had already performed in Bad Kissingen earlier – but in 1904, a theatre had to be built to meet the requirements of a spa of world renown.

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13. Dampferle/Steamboats

The two steamboats run alternately from the ‘Rosengarten’ (rose garden) to the northern spa quarter with the graduation works and offer a relaxing time on the Saale river. The line has been running since 1877.

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14. Postkutsche/Stagecoach

It is the only stagecoach in Germany that still runs regularly – and the trip is a true experience!

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15. Kurhausbad

This former bathing house was built in 1927 by Max Littmann and served as an annex to the Logierhaus Kurhaus which extended to the west front of the spa garden.

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16. Luitpoldbad

Located in the centre of the Luitpold Park, this spa building, which was erected in 1871, was the largest in the world at the time.

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17. Ruine Botenlauben

The ruins, lying high above the town in the district of Reiterswiesen, are the oldest landmark in Bad Kissingen and offer a magnificent view over the recreational and therapeutic spa landscape.

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