The Bad Kissingen District is renowned for its sanatoria and spa centers, which you will most definitely want to try out. Deep beneath the Rhön Mountains, minerals infuse underground waters with curative properties that bubble to the surface naturally here. Hmm… :-)
Bad Kissingen District Map
Towns & Villages in the Bad Kissingen District
- Aura (Saale)
- Bad Bocklet
- Bad Brückenau
- Bad Kissingen
The remedial waters of Bad Brückenau, located in the Sinn River valley, have been known since the 15th century. Similarly, the district’s capital town of Bad Kissingen opened it first guest spa in 1520, soon became a chic resort for nobility, and is today touted as the most famous spa location in all of Germany.
Established in the 18th century, the spa of the Bishop of Würzburg, with its extensive gardens, is a worthy architectural attraction in the town of Bad Bocklet. Your wellness is all but guaranteed if you choose to bathe here.
Apart from taking the cure, your visit should include some local sightseeing. The medieval town of Münnerstadt features St. Michael’s Monastery Church with its Riemenschneider altar that is well worth a visit. And be sure to sample delicious Frankish wine in Hammelburg — the oldest wine-producing town in Franconia, the administrative region to which the Bad Kissingen District belongs.
Of additional interest, Wildflecken in the far north is home to the German Infantry School’s training area known as the “Warfighters Simulation Center.” The surrounding Black Mountains are well suited not only to military maneuvers, but also to hiking, cycling, camping, and climbing, if outdoor activities are your passion.