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"Hello, we are coming to stay in Bad Reichenhall for the first two weeks in August. Are there any classical music concerts by the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra that we could go to please?" (posted 07/10/2016)

There are concerts on 4 and 11 August respectively at 19.30 at the Royal Kurgarten in Bad Reichenhall.
Answer provided by Peter Fabritius-Baumgartl on 07/11/2016
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No classical music concerts in Bad Reichenhall during Salzbuger Festival!
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"Why should someone do a vacation in Bad Reichenhall? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Bad Reichenhall, which everyone visiting Bad Reichenhall should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Bad Reichenhall that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 05/28/2014)

Bad Reichenhall is a spa town mostly for elderly people. Hence, Ruperti spa is among its attractions. I would also recommend the Reber coffee shop with its delicious selection of chocolates. The major place to visit, however, is Berchtesgaden with the various sights it offers, from Königssee lake to the Eagle’s Nest or the salt mine, to name just a view. But why not reside at the place where all these highlights of the German Alps are right at your front door, in Berchtesgaden itself?!
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"hello, me and my family are going to come in bad reichenhall for christmas. I would like to know which are the benefits of gastekarte in the region. THANKS A LOT" (posted 11/13/2014)

Sorry, Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden have nothing to do with each other. The best own landlord or the tourist office to ask.
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Bad Reichenhall

  • Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie is a major element of Bad Reichenhall´s culture. The Philharmonic Orchestra offers public rehearsal sessions for fans of classical music. This offer is part of the almost daily played KurparkClassics in the Kurpark (spa garden). Listening to KurparkClassics in Bad Reichenhall´s healthy alpine air is a very special experience.

    To learn about the current Philharmonic Orchestra's program contact the Bad Reichenhall Tourist Office via phone at +49 (0)8651 606-0 or email: info@bad-reichenhall.de

  • Predigtstuhl Mountain Cable Car

    Predigtstuhl Mountain Cable Car

    Bad Reichenhall is surrounded by impressive mountains; one of them is the Predigtstuhl. Visitors can reach the top of the mountain (1,150m) with the help of the Predigtsthulbahn cable car. It is the oldest twin-cable car in the world! The gondola offers space for 25 people and it takes 8.5 minutes to get to the top.

    At the top, hiking trails guide tourists to several viewpoints with a fantastic view at Bad Reichenhall and the Alps. Have a bird´s eye view of Bad Reichenhall, Salzburg and the mountain panorama from Dachstein to the Wilder Kaiser via the Watzmann. The Predigtstuhl offers groomed hiking trails and climbing routes. In winter, you can get active on a cleared circular hiking trail.

    Hours: In summer the cable car is open daily from 9am - 5pm; check the website for winter hours.

    Prices range from 10 € for children ages 6-16 to 18 € adults, depending on one-way or round trip purchase.

  • Gradierhaus Open-Air Inhalatorium

    Gradierhaus Open-Air Inhalatorium

    The Gradierhaus is the world´s biggest open-air AlpsBrine inhalatoriuman, located in Bad Reichenhall´s Kurpark. About 400,000 litres of AlpenSole (AlpsBrine) trickle down the 13 meter high walls, which are covered with blackthorn. Take a walk around the Gradierhaus and breathe in the fresh air enriched with small salt water particles.

    The Gradierhaus was built in 1912. Since then it has been a public open-air inhalatorium that attracts both national and international tourists. The evaporation of the salt water causes a cooling and humidifying of the air which makes it easier to breathe. It also improves the local climate in Bad Reichenhall.

  • The Old Salt Works
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    The Old Salt Works

    For thousands of years Bad Reichenhall's livelihood has been based on salt. After the devastating town fire of 1834 that totally destroyed the medieval salt works, King Ludwig I commissioned the construction of what is now referred to as the Old Salt Works.

    The strict rectangular layout of the complex - an industrial monument of international significance - encompasses three inner courtyards. The central part of the salt works is formed by the main pumping hall and by the spring works chapel, a gem built in neo-Romanesque style with window frames by Moritz von Schwind. Fourteen meters below the main pumping hall the brine springs flow through marble canals. Tours include the pumping hall, some of the underground tunnels and the informative salt works museum.

    Hours: November 1 - April 30: Tuesday - Friday and on the 1st Sunday in the month from 2pm - 4pm and by arrangement. May 1 - October 31 and Easter, open every day from 10am - 11:30am and 2 pm - 4pm.

    Admission: Adults 6.50 €, Children 6-16 4.5 €.

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Bad Reichenhall Overview

Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. It is located near Salzburg in a basin encircled by the Chiemgauer Alps (including Mount Staufen (1,771 m) and Mount Zwiesel (Zwiesel vacation rentals | Zwiesel travel guide) (1,781 m)).

Bad Reichenhall is a traditional center of salt production, obtained by evaporating water saturated with salt from brine ponds.

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Things to See in Bad Reichenhall

Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic


The Salt Museum

Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus-three-aisled Romanesque basilica from the second half of the 12th century

The historical Saalach power plant in 1914 in Art Nouveau

Gradierwerk in Kurhaus

More about the History of Bad Reichenhall

  • The earliest known inhabitants of this area are the tribes of the Glockenbecher-Culture (a Bronze Age Culture, from about 2000 B.C.)
  • In the age of the La Tene culture (about 450 B.C.) organized salt production commenced utilizing the local brine pools. In the same period a celtic place of worship is placed at the Langacker
  • From 15 B.C to 480 A.D, the city is part of a roman province, Noricum
  • 1136 A.D bought the founding of a monastery St. Zeno
  • In 1617-1619 a wooden pipeline for brine exportation to Traunstein (Traunstein vacation rentals | Traunstein travel guide) was built, with a length of 31 km, and more than 200 m in altitude difference
  • In 1834, two thirds of the city's buildings were destroyed by a major fire
  • The early 19th century saw the beginning of tourism, with Reichenhall becoming a famous health resort
  • From 1890, Reichenhall is now called "Bad Reichenhall"
  • On April, 25th of 1945, the area was bombed by allied forces, 200 people were killed. The town centre with many hospitals and the train station was nearly totally destroyed, the barracks didn't suffer any damage. After World War II the area was under American military governance (1945-1948)

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Bad Reichenhall is a spa town and an administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. It is located near Salzburg in a basin encircled by the Chiemgauer Alps (including Mount Staufen (1,771 m) and Mount Zwiesel (1,781 m). Bad Reichenhall has long been a center of salt production, which is obtained by evaporating water saturated with salt from brine ponds. When in this region, be sure to stop by the Pfarrkirche St. Niklaus (from the 13th century) and the Art Nouveau Saalach power plant.

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