At an western edge of Brandenburg is the town of Belzig. Oh, wait… Just recently they earned the right to bear the word “Bad” in their name, so the whole world can see that it’s an official health resort town.
But, no matter what you call it, you’re bound to fall in love with it.
Bad Belzig might be made up of 14 local hamlets, but it does have a historic town center with a 17th century City Hall and framed by many framework buildings.
Over at the late 13th century St. Mary’s Chapel you’ll find a plaque on the spot where Martin Luther himself preached on January 14, 1530. Nearby in the middle of town, there’s an 18th century Saxon mile marker.
One of the biggest attractions in Bad Belzig is the Burg Eisenhardt. The castle and its “donjon” (or, tower) is now a local history museum, a library, and a hotel. That’s a far cry from the days when it was only a 10th century Slavic Fort.
But, it is where the annual Castle Week Festival is held on the last week in August.
Other sites around town include an old historic watermill, a stone village church in the hamlet of Bergholzer, and memorial stones dedicated to the forced laborers of the 2nd World War.
History is not the only thing that makes Bad Belzig popular. It doesn’t have “Bad” in it’s name for nothing.
SteinTherme is where anyone and everyone goes for a saltwater soak,a sauna, or massage. Bad Belzig can also boast its own Hot Springs.
When bored with lounging around the spa (like that could ever happen), there’s always the outdoor swimming pool, an ice skating rink (season permitting), and there are cinema and other events held at the Hofgarten.
Walking, hiking, and bicycling are always a good idea at the Hoher Fläming Nature Park. It’s where you’ll find lakes, creeks, and forests to be “one” with nature.
Yeah, whether you call it Bad Belzig or just plain Belzig; it’s quite easy to fall in love with.