Bad Pyrmont is an attractive endearing town in Lower Saxony. Only a place that puts such a high regard to detail would have music that plays from sculptures along the Main Street.
The spa town is built on thermal springs; and while you’re shopping along you’ll find fountains flowing with natural mineral water, each with a specific purpose (for heart or joint problems, etc) on the aptly named Fountain Street.
A top attraction in Bad Pyrmont is Hylliger Born, or the Holy Fountain, because it’s said to help folks with their ailments. Many residents and visitors like to see the Kurpark, the historical spa gardens with its palms and water features. Some of the earliest walkways date back to the 1600s — Bad Pyrmont was already popular then. Don’t forget to stop at the Kurpark’s tea house for a relaxing afternoon tea.
There’s so much more to this town than just the spas that it had become so famous for. Bad Pyrmont hosts the annual Asparagus Festival every May with fresh flowers, food, New Orleans’ style jazz music, and the guest of honor: asparagus. Another festival that is a grand old time is the Historischer Fürstentreff, a free festival for everyone celebrating the town’s history from the 17th and 18th centuries.
If festivals are not your cup of tea, then maybe a carriage ride around the main areas and some of the older spa gardens is in order.
About 15 minutes drive from this thermal spring oasis is one of the greatest examples of Renaissance architecture in Germany, the Hämelschen. You shouldn’t miss the tour as it’s quite detailed on the castle’s historic rooms & cellars, service quarters, gardens, church, or Renaissance art.
If the proof of anything is in the details, you’ll be more than pleasantly surprised by Bad Pyrmont.