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Holidays in Bad Wiessee - The Bad Wiessee Travel Guide


Bad Wiessee
Lake Tegernsee
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Bad Wiessee Overview

Bad Wiessee is a spa town on Lake Tegernsee (Tegernsee vacation rentals | Tegernsee travel guide), Bavaria, Germany.The name Bad stands for spa or baths, while Wiessee derives from West See, meaning western part of the lake.

Bad Wiessee is known for its healing sulfur-fountain. Because of its quiet and its situation at the north side of the Alps many people spend their holidays there. Bad Wiessee is also notorious as the scene of the key events within the Night of the Long Knives, June 30, 1934, when Hitler and the SS purged the leadership of the SA, many of whom were staying at the resort.

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Things to See in Bad Wiessee

Maria Himmelfahrt Kirche

Rathaus in Bad Wiessee

Lake Tegernsee (Tegernsee vacation rentals | Tegernsee travel guide)

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More about the History of Bad Wiessee

According to legend, discovered in 1441, a monk in St. Quirin on the eastern shore of Tegernseer found one location on the west bank that was a natural oil well. Indeed, the long tapers source, whose position is still at a chapel even since ancient times. According to an inscription in the chapel has been the source of the first focus.

After the stone from the Tegernsee (Tegernsee vacation rentals | Tegernsee travel guide) therapeutic properties was acquired, the St.-Quirin-oil soon very popular and attracted throngs of pilgrims at the Tegernsee. Through the widespread use of petroleum technology from the end of the 19th Century Dutch society tried Dordtsche Petroleum Maatschappy from 1904, in greater depths of oil reserves to be discovered that one in about 500 m depth also antraf. There followed the founding of the First Bavarian Petroleum Company Ltd. and implementation of 10 holes on the lake. But in 1912 it was pumped from the wells conveyed greatly diluted so that the oil had to be terminated. 1909 was, however, the Dutchman Adriaan Stoop in a hole on a rich iodine - sulfur - thermal water, the base of the climb to the spa was. 1922, from the Wiessee Bad Wiessee.

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