I think my favorite words in German are: Niederbayerisches Bäderdreieck. Roughly translated to Lower Bavarian Spa Triangle.
Yeah, spa services — that’s all I needed to hear. Doesn’t matter that I’m here in Bad Füssing; the shining jewel in the crown of this spa town Triple Crown in Lower Bavaria.
Yada, yada, yada. Just point the way to the massages, saunas, and the healing 56°C (133°F) waters from a thousand meters depth that take away the aches and pains of being on the ugly side of 40. ;-)
All right. All right. I suppose I can’t spend all my time at Therme 1 (see its webcam!) or the largest of all Bad Füssing’s spas, the Johannesbad. Nope, I still got the Europa Therme and the Saunahof to do, too.
And anyone who tells you that you can’t live by the spa alone is outright lying. Yet to be fair to them, I’ll explore more than the Salt Room — so off to the Casino I go…
Of course, I wouldn’t dream of not seeing a church or two. The Pfarrkirche Heilig Geist (Church of the Holy Spirit) is a good start, as is the Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt St. Leonhard, a pilgrimage church in the village of Aigen.
To hear more about the history of the St. Leonhard Pilgrims, please visit the Leonhardi-Museum. Another museum is the Bernsteinmuseum, or Amber Museum.
The ultimate best place to go in Bad Füssing (that isn’t a massage room, hello!) is the Bärenpark, or Bear Park. This awesome sanctuary for these animals will have you laughing at their antics, as well as opening your heart to these often misunderstood creatures in a “natural habitat” setting.
Then again, if you’d rather golf, Nordic Walk, or yoga, go on ahead. Meanwhile, I’m hopping aboard the Lustiger Lukas, a sightseeing train that gives a “tour” in a cute fun way.
I might have started off saying Niederbayerischen Bäderdreieck were my favorite words in German — but I’m changing them to Bad Füssing.