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Bad Kreuznach Overview

Bad Kreuznach is the capital of the district of Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located on the Nahe (Nahe vacation rentals | Nahe travel guide) River, a tributary of the Rhine. The town and surrounding areas are renowned both nationally and internationally for its wines, especially Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau grape varieties.

Things to See

The town of Bad Kreuznach is the home of the following tourist attractions:

  • The Bridge Houses (see picture) that are built on the bridge that crosses the Nahe (Nahe vacation rentals | Nahe travel guide) River in downtown Bad Kreuznach along the walkplatz.
  • The Pauluskirche, or St. Paul's Church, where Karl Marx was married (to Jenny von Westphalen) in 1843.
  • The Kurhaus (built 1913) is a hotel and bath house. The baths which give the town its name contain the noble gas radon, with supposedly curative properties.
  • The Dr-Faust-Haus (built 1507) was the home of Johann Georg Faust, the alchemist on whom the Faust tale is said to be based.
  • Two mosaics dating from a Roman villa (ca. 250 A.C.) are shown in a museum there.
  • Kreuznacher wine is well known.
  • For 50 years it was home to a United States Army base, Rose Barracks, including headquarters of the U.S. 8th Infantry Division and later the U.S. 1st Armored Division, which closed down in May 2001

The villas of rich citizens built during the German Empire (1871-1918) are very typical of the town.

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More about the History of Bad Kreuznach

After the disintegration of the Roman Empire in 500 AD, Kreuznach and Königshof emerged as a rich village of the Frankish kingdom.

In 1843, Karl Marx married Jenny von Westphalen in the Kreuznacher Pauluskirche. Kreuznacher spa was built during World War I and was the imperial headquarters doubling also as the emperor's residence.

In Bad Kreuznach, French President Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer institutionalized special relations between the two countries when they signed the Élysée Treaty in 1963.

Bad Kreuznach is the capital of the district of Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located on the Nahe River, a tributary of the Rhine. The town and surrounding areas are renowned both nationally and internationally for their wines, especially Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau grape varieties. Two interesting individuals, one literary and one historical, are linked to Bad Kreuznach. First of all, Dr. Faust was supposed to have come from Bad Kreuznach. Secondly, Karl Marx was married her in the Pauluskirche, which you can still visit today.

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