Bad Kissingen sights
These Bad Kissingen sights are excursion destinations in Franconia for all slow travelers who like to travel slowly through Bavaria. To the spa in Franken you come to enjoy a break. To recharge your batteries. Or to relax in the city, its parks and its grounds. "Discover the time" is the motto of the city. It fits perfectly. Because you can only experience the rhythm of this city if you have enough time. Visitors walk through the parks as they have for centuries. They drink the water from the healing springs. Many enjoy a few hours in the Kurcafé or one of the other cafes in the city. Or they are looking for the sun's rays that heat the benches in the park on these October days. Here you meet to see and be seen.
The healing springs
There are a total of 7 springs that supply water from the earth that has been enriched with trace elements. The water from the Maxbrunnen comes from the oldest spring. It also tastes least like salt. The water of the Ludwigsprudel is completely different. This is usually only consumed for health reasons. In any case, its taste is not tempting to drink it regularly. Its high salt content and musty taste keep me from doing it. Visitors and guests alike tap the medicinal waters from Bad Kissingen directly from the source.
Interesting is the story of how the mineral springs were discovered. So they tell themselves that they were sheep, they found. A shepherd hundreds of years ago observed that his animals preferred to drink from a particular source. This intrigued him and he wanted to find out what was the reason. So he discovered that the water at the Maxquelle tasted salty. A circumstance that particularly pleased his sheep. After that, it did not take long for people from the region to collect this water.
The Maxquelle and all mineral springs discovered later were outside of Kissingen. Therefore, well girls carried the water in vats into the accommodations in the city, where a growing number of bathers waited for the bathing troughs in the inns to be filled with the valuable water. This is how spa tourism began in Kissingen.
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Fountain and Wandelhalle - one of the top Bad Kissingen sights
Today the business is much more sophisticated. In the fountain and fountain hall, fountain women pour out the healing waters of Bad Kissingen at certain times of the day. Some guests bring medical instructions with them, according to which the composition of the healing waters is mixed. However, if you want, you can also taste all the waters. They differ a lot in taste.
Discharge times in the Brunnenhalle:
Mon - Sat: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., 16:00 p.m. - 18:00 p.m.
Sun and public holidays: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
The fountain and fountain hall was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is built according to the plans of Max Littmann. Using reinforced concrete, he erected a building in the style of a multi-aisled basilica above the Pandur and Rakoczy springs, two of the four drinking water springs in Bad Kissingen. The Maxquelle and the Ludwigsprudel arise outside the building. The remaining three springs provide water for the thermal baths and the hotels.
Culture and festivals
When it opened, the Wandelhalle was one of the most modern concert halls. The stage can be rotated. The Staatsbad Philharmonie Kissingen performs its outdoor concerts in summer. The guests sit on the numerous benches in the park and listen to the music. Concerts are held in the hall during the Kissinger Sommer, a summer music festival, and during the winter months. Bad Kissingen offers its visitors a lively concert and cultural program, with stars such as Cecilia Bartoli, Lang Lang, David Garrett and Diana Damrau performing.
In the fountain hall, the Pandur and Rakoczy springs are located in a basin behind the water tap. For a long time it was not known where the names came from. It was only when you rummaged through old reports about Bad Kissingen that you discovered that guests used these names. In official documents they were instead called the "Old Source" and the "New Source". It was only later that they were officially renamed in the familiar names that guests had given them. In the meantime, Bad Kissingen celebrates a lavish festival every year in honor of the Rakoczy spring: the Rakoczy festival is as important to the Kissing people as Christmas or the New Year. Then they meet in their homeland, no matter where in the world they live.
The Arkadenbau - an insider tip among the Bad Kissingen sights
The arcade building is also a real gem among Bad Kissingen's sights. However, the beautiful halls and the inner courtyard of the building are only accessible on a culinary tour with Hermann Laudensack. Otherwise they are closed to the public and only accessible during concerts. We were lucky enough to take part in such a tour when we visited Bad Kissingen. We meet star chef Hermann Laudensack in his hotel, Laudensack Parkhotel * in the Kurhausstraße 28 in Bad Kissingen.
A delicious starter from the star chef awaits us there. Then we follow his historical tour of Bad Kissingen, which he presents with a lot of humor. The most interesting part of the tour is the walk through the halls and the inner courtyard of the arcade building. In the photos you get an insight into how gorgeous these are. The halls serve as concert and event venues for events in the city. The Tourist Info Bad Kissingen is also located in this building.
The market square and the KissVino regional wine shop
The path finally leads us past the Regentenbau into the old town of Bad Kissingen. The area vinotheque KissVino is also worth a visit. There the wines of the wine villages in the Franconian wine country are served. Bad Kissingen is not a wine town itself, but is only a few kilometers away from these wine regions. On our culinary city tour we take a break in Schubert's Weinstube, the oldest wine tavern in Bad Kissingen. For strengthening there is “Saure Zipfel”, a Franconian specialty (sour sausages in vinegar stock with vegetables). Try those too Kissinger wafersthat are only available in Bad Kissingen.
The rose garden - one of the top Bad Kissingen sights
Then it's back via the Bad Kissingen rose garden. This is a park in the Saale floodplains. As we learn on our city tour with Josef Kiesel, this part of the city is also a flood plain. The Franconian Saale repeatedly overflows its banks. Up until a few years ago, over the centuries there were floods there, which also submerged the city center of Bad Kissingen. Only since flood protection walls were erected has the risk of flooding for the city been reduced. The rose garden, however, is and will remain a floodplain. On our city tour, however, it shows itself from its most beautiful side. The roses are still blooming in the park. In the evening there are projector shows at the waterfalls, which light them up in bright colors.
The Bad Kissingen casino is located in one wing of the Luitpoldbad. Here you can try your luck after a day full of variety. We give it to ourselves and instead go on to Luitpoldpark.
The Luitpoldpark - one of the Bad Kissingen sights to relax
The park is just behind the casino. Here we find a place of relaxation and silence. Away from the hustle and bustle in the center, we stroll through the autumnal park. Visitors to the park seem to agree that the main thing is that there should be silence. Because on our way we listen to the singing of the birds and the wind that blows through the deciduous trees. In the sound garden, spherical music sounds mingle with the chirping of birds, inviting you to sit down on one of the chairs and relax.
Just a few steps away is the Barefoot Labyrinth, where you can feel grass, gravel, bark moss, moss and more with your bare feet. If you prefer to try out Sebastian Kneipp's water rituals, you can do so in the nearby Mediterranean Kneipplandschaft, which reminds me of an Italian park with its palm trees and potted plants.
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The KissSalis Therme - one of the Bad Kissingen attractions outside the town center
Outside the center is the latest achievement in Bad Kissingen: the KissSalis Therme. We spend half an afternoon in the Bad Kissingen swimming pool on our pleasure weekend. The Bad Kissingen Therme is also fed by one of the healing springs. Here the 20,2 ° warm Schönbornsprudel provides the water. This is heated in the thermal bath to 32 ° to 38 ° and thus ensures pure well-being. Since there is too much hustle and bustle for us in the adventure area of the thermal baths, we look for one of the quiet areas and relax after a bath in the intensive brine. In the wellness area we treat ourselves to a pumpkin seed back massage for two and finally end our stay with a meal in the thermal spa restaurant.
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Bad Kissingen and the surrounding area excursion destinations
The Klaushof wildlife park
The Klaushof wildlife park is just outside the city. This is well suited for a trip with children. For little money you can buy food and feed the roaming deer. The paths in the wildlife park lead uphill and downhill past the animal enclosures.
Klaushof Wildlife Park
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The Wittelsbach Tower
The observation tower is located on the 420 meter high Scheinberg a good three kilometers outside of the city and offers a beautiful view of Bad Kissingen. In the brewery restaurant there are Franconian specialties, but also vegetarian dishes.
Wittelsbach Tower Brewery
Wittelsbach Tower 1
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The former noble castle Botenlauben dates from the early thirteenth century. Today only one ruin remains. This is located in the Reiterswiesen district of Bad Kissingen. from there you have a beautiful view of the city.
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The Bismarck Museum
Reich Chancellor Bismarck visited Bad Kissingen fifteen times. Each time he moved his seat of government to the Franconian Saale. During his stays in Bad Kissingen he lived in the residential building of the Upper Saline. There they have set up their living rooms and exhibition rooms as a museum. Here you can find out more about his life in Bad Kissingen and Bismarck's world politics.
Museum Upper Saline
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The graduation tower in Bad Kissingen
Not far from the Upper Saline is the Bad Kissingen graduation tower. This salt production plant was set up to increase the salt content of the medicinal waters in Bad Kissingen. The historical wooden construction is now being used to create a health-promoting microclimate. If you consciously inhale the surrounding air, it can clean the airways, regenerate lung function and strengthen the immune system.
More information is available at
- Bad Kissingen Tourist Information
Bad Kissingen spa clinics and Bad Kissingen Rehabilitation Clinic
- Clinic Regina
- Frankenpark clinic
- At the spa park
- Heiligenfeld clinic
- Clinic Rhön
Sights Bad Kissingen and the surrounding area and excursion destinations in Bad Kissingen
- Excursions Bad Kissingen: With the stagecoach to Bad Bocklet or Aschach Castle. For more information, call (0) 171 3336769
- With the steamboat to the graduation tower or to the Bismarck Museum on the Saale.
- Take a trip to the Rhön Biosphere Reserve.
- Try the Kreuzberg beer in the Kreuzberg monastery.
- Take a trip to Aschach Castle (by car or in the stagecoach).
- Visit the Trimburg ruins.
- Drive to Saaleck Castle in Hammelburg.
We stayed in the Hotel Fontana *, There we felt very well. The hotel is very conveniently located. From there, almost all the sights are within easy walking distance. Search for others here Accommodation in Bad Kissingen *
You can do the culinary city tour with Hermann Laudensack and the highly interesting themed tour about the role of water in Bad Kissingen with Josef Kiesel at Bayer. Book Staatsbad Bad Kissingen: email@example.com
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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline. The photos are published by courtesy of the KissSalis Therme.