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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?"Where in Bad Elster can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 07/02/2014)
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?"Are there any local food specialties in Bad Elster one should try out?" (posted 09/02/2014)
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Bad Elster
Bad Elster Spa Museum
The first Spa Museum (Bademuseum) in Bad Elster, Saxony was opened in 1880 due to the work of Prof. Dr. Robert Flechsig (1817–1892), Bernhard v. Heygendorff (1843–1916) and the Royal Saxony court photographer Emil Tietze (1840-1831). It soon closed. After World War 2, Dr. Bruno Rudau (1891–1970) and a few other Bad Elster citizens created a new museum which suffered the same fate.
In 1993 it was created again under the title of the Saxon Spa Museum, Bad Elster, (Sächsischen Bademuseum Bad Elster). In the museum art gallery there is a permanent display of the history of the spa towns of Bad Elster and Bad Brambach and taking the waters. The museum also holds the town's art collection.
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Bad Elster Overview
It lies on the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic in the Elster gebirge hills. It is situated on the river Weiße Elster, and is protected from extremes of temperature by the surrounding wooded hills. It is 25 km southeast of Plauen (Plauen vacation rentals | Plauen travel guide), and 25 km northwest of Cheb. The B 92 runs close by.
Things to See in Bad Elster
Das Königliche Kurhaus is an important example of turn of the 20th century neo classicism, demonstrating the importance of Spa building to the state.
Albert Bad was built in the Jugenstil.
The König Albert Theater, formerly called the Kurtheater, opened in 1914 and has been recently modernised. Alexander Prinz von Sachsen is the theatres patron. It is also an important conference venue for Saxony and the Euroregion.
The NaturTheater lies in a woodland setting. It is the oldest open-air theatre in Saxony. In 2007 it was adapted to meet modern standards and reopened, offering a six month season of Opera, theatre, concerts and cinema.
The 1892 Lutheran church St.-Trinitatis-Kirche was built in the revival gothic style. It contains artifacts from the previous building such as the gothic statues of St Peter and Paul from ca. 1490.
The former luxury hotel building, the Wettiner Hof is listed for protection; it awaits renovation.
There are also smaller monuments such as the Postmeilensäule (1724) and the Schillerdenkmal.
[ source: wikipedia ]
What is special about this vacation destination?
The Elster Mountains are ideal for tourists, hikers, mushroom gatherers, and winter athletes. The soft slopes are even appropriate for the casual hiker.
The spruce mountains: extensive forests, cultural sites and attractions for the whole family, as well as mineral springs in upper Vogtland in the Saxon health resorts in Bad Elster and Bad Brambach provide for all-around successful holidays in accommodations in Vogtland.
What kind of local specialties do the tourists have to try?
Where can you buy fresh bread in the morning or eat breakfast? Where is a good butcher? Lunch?
Bakeries and butchers shops in Adorf (Adorf vacation rentals | Adorf travel guide) and Markneukirchen (Markneukirchen vacation rentals | Markneukirchen travel guide) represent and supply the health resort with a large range of offers. A visit to Café Schindel in Bad Elster is definitely a must.
Where can I go out to eat at night?
There are a great number of nice restaurants with adequate space and delicious food.
What are some things to do in the area? Day trips?
Health tourists and spa guests will feel right at home in Bald Elster or Bad Brambach. In the elegant atmosphere in Bad Elster with its spa buildings, the stock and open-air-theater, a larger, historical health resort and the extensive forests in Vogtland, tourists will find it is great for vacation, free time, sports, and relaxation.
Near Syrau you can discover the bazaar world of dripstones.
It’s easy to get to Erzgebirge, Fichtelgebirge and the famous bathing resorts in the Czech Republic from Vogtland (via A72, A93, and B92).
Fun and relaxation for the whole family is guaranteed at the amusement park in Plohn. Bikers can use the Elster biking trail.
Those that enjoy water sports will be thrilled with the dams in Pöhl or Pirk.
Take advantage of the various cultural opportunities in Bad Elster and Bad Brambach. There is something to do here in any kind of weather!
Local Cultural Highlights
- Center of German musical instrument-making
- Vogtland Folk Music Festival
What active activities are available for athletic tourists?
The small town of Klingenthal owns the Vogtland Arena, which is home to one of the most modern ski jumps in Europe.
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More about the History of Bad Elster
Elster became an independent parish in 1851. In 1892 the old St. Peter und Paul church was demolished and replaced with the Revival Gothic, St. Trinitatiskirche. Elster was promoted to be the "Königlich-Sächsischen Staatsbad", official royal spa of Saxony in 1848. With that the visitor numbers rose: 1848: 129; 1850: 378, 1860: 1.750, 1870: 2450, 1890: 5870, 1900: 8900, 1990: 15.600. Elster prepended the Bad meaning "spa" in 1875, Bad Elster became its official name in 1935. In 1880, "Bademuseum Bad Elster" opened, it was the first museum in the town and in Vogtland, it was short lived. A new museum opened in 1993.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Bad Elster is a spa town in the Vogtlandkreis district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. The Elster Mountains are ideal for tourists, hikers, mushroom gatherers, and winter athletes. The soft slopes are even appropriate for the casual hiker.
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