Welcome to the southernmost town in all of Saxony, Bad Brambach. Who knew what wonders were hidden within a town of just over 2,000 people, bordering the Czech Republic? I did, and I’m excited to tell you all the marvelous things Bad Brambach has to offer.
As its name implies, it’s a spa town — filled with oh-so-good-for-you mineral water. Bad Brambach’s spa is set a constant 32°C, but what’s even better are the hut-like saunas & steam baths. Certain times of the year the spa offers Midnight Saunas, where you can sweat while you’re burning the midnight oil.
It’s probably best to enjoy the rest of Bad Brambach in the daylight hours; how else are you going to appreciate the wonderful Vogtland countryside if you can’t see it? There are an umpteen number of hiking, biking, mountain biking, and Nordic Walking trails to traverse — and you’ll find guided hikes available if you’re so inclined.
I like the hike that’ll take you to the source of the Weißen Elster river, but then again, the winter hikes are just divine. Oh, don’t complain about the cold weather, it’s nothing a warm jacket couldn’t fix. ;-)
The best place for most information regarding what else there is to see and do in Bad Brambach is at the Tourist Office. Located at Badstraße 47, the folks here can arrange those guided walking tours, help with bicycle rentals, or just about anything else a guest of the city might need.
They’ll most likely suggest a visit to Bad Brambach’s Local History Museum, as well as tell you Schloss Schönberg is a must-see. What’s nice about this castle is its also a venue for many concerts, as well has having beautiful murals to see. Not bad for what started out as an austere medieval castle.
Bad Brambach’s other must-see is the Klein Vogtland, a small-scale museum with exhibits detailing the best of what you’ll find within the Vogtland. Within the Klein Vogtland complex is a Botanical Garden, which kind of explains why this sorta museum is only open from April to October.
As if all these goodies found within Bad Brambach aren’t enough, the town hosts wonderful festivals and markets. The crisp cold air of November and December fits nicely with the annual Christmas Market — but the warmer weather is what you’ll find for Walkingtag (Walking Day) in May, and the Lampionfest always held on the last weekend of August.
I certainly was excited to tell you all about Bad Brambach — and it just makes me want to revisit it all over again.