Bad Segeberg And Its Ever Popular Karl May Festivities

Bad Segeberg is a 875 year old health resort town that has much to see for everyone.

The kids are sure to love NOCTALIS, the world of bats. Head over to the Kalkberg, where the caves have beautiful rock formations and 17 species of indigenous bats. The kids are also gonna love the local game park — home to over 700 animals.

For a “bat’s-eye” view of the town take a stop up Limestone Hill, standing some 91 meters above town. Maybe you’ll find some geocaching treasure up there since it’s becoming quite popular here (GPS device rentals are available around town).

Instead of geocaching, there are also guided bus tours around the forest with local tour guides. Maybe you can get some fishing in, or rent a boat for a bit of leisure time out on the huge Segeberger See lake.

Bad Segeberg is more than just forest, bats and water, though. The town just loves to party with everything from folk, to classical, to jazz concerts. Plus, the town is host to the Schleswig-Holstein Horse Show.

Bad Segeberg also holds the exceptionally popular Karl May Festival (a.k.a. Karl-May-Spiele). Karl May was one of the most popular German authors of all time (whereas he set many of his novels in the American West).

As for some natural shopping, besides its weekly market (held on Wednesdays and Saturdays) the town also holds a Spring and Fall Fair in May and September.

You’ll definitely learn more at the town’s Local History Museum, which is housed in the town’s oldest building, as well as at the local Folk Museum.

There you’ll learn that Bad Segeberg has a medieval history as the Marienkirche was built in 1156 and its alter dates to the 16th century. (BTW, the church hosts the annual Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival — oh dear, just in case we haven’t gotten enough of Segeberg’s events yet… ;-)

After all that strolling and touring, since Bad Segeberg is a spa town you’ll love the saltwater and regular swimming pools at AquaFun, all designed to get rid of life’s stresses!

Now, who can say no to that! ;-)

 

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