The Beauty of Bad Kissingen

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Garden in Bad Kissingen
Garden in Bad Kissingen

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Bad Kissingen (Bad Kissingen vacation rentals | Bad Kissingen travel guide) is a spa town located right in the center of Germany, but while it’s easily accessible from Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) and Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide), it feels a world away from city life. When you hear “Bad’ at the beginning of the town name your mind is sure to wander to spas and relaxing waters. Bad Kissingen is no different. Home to 1200 years of history, Bad Kissingen offers culture, relaxation, and entertainment. The town itself was first put on the map in the early 800s due to its healing waters, and eventually grew to be chic spa resort town. The KissSalis Thermae in Bad Kissingen offers a sauna park, health pavilion, and fitness arena. The spa is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Relax in the calming waters, and drift away from the quick pace of city life.

In addition to the spa, Bad Kissingen also offers a plethora of cultural events. One of the city’s major attractions is the "Kissinger Sommer”, a major classical music festival. The summer also offers Rakoczy Festival at the end of July. Visitors attending the ball enjoy music and dancing during this three-day celebration. August offers the "Kissinger Theater Tage”, which is held in the open-air Obere Saline (saltworks). The remainder of the year also offers events sure to entertain, such as the Kissinger Piano Olympics and Kissinger Winterzauber.

The town itself is lovely, and full of beautiful flowers. In fact, since 2004 Bad Kissingen has been considered one of the most beautifully floral cities in Europe. That year the city won the “Entente Florale” award and continues to decorate with impressive flowers. Bad Kissingen is also home to a casino, which is located in the "Luitpoldpark”. The casino, in an impressive neo-classicist style, offers a classic casino experience, with roulette, blackjack, poker, and all your casino favorites.

How to get there: Bad Kissingen can be reached by car in about 3 hours from Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), 1 hour and 45 minutes from Frankfurt, and 45 minutes from Würzburg.

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Allison Stendardi-Deptolla

This travel guide has been written by Allison Stendardi-Deptolla.

Allison Stendardi-Deptolla is from the U.S. and has spent much of the past two years traveling the world. She currently lives in Munich and loves it. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and works as a freelance writer and editor.

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