In the middle of the Odenwald is the pretty nifty spa town of Bad König. Yes, you may very well feel like a King knowing that König stands for King and Bad is a proud title for German spa towns.
And again, Bad König has a wonderful spa to visit, but it does have more to see than just that.
Yet still, the very best of Bad König really is the new Odenwald Therme (opened in 2000). Here’s your chance to float along the lazy river, spritz yourself in the steambath, relax in the Salt Cave (perfect for allergy and skin ailment sufferers), or try an herbal or infusion sauna. You could also take in a yoga class OR come on Thursday evenings for a night swim with live music.
This is SO my idea of a good time. Excuse me while I go pamper myself for a few…
OK, I’m back, refreshed, now I’m ready to do some dancing with live music at the Schlossplatz. Care to join me? I don’t want to hear you got two left feet… come enjoy the festivities anyway or just look around the lovely castle.
This isn’t the only merry making in town. You’re welcome to enjoy Advent Concerts (end of Nov-early Dec), the Nikolaus Market (ohhh, Christmas shopping), a New Years Ball, Carnival (usually Feb.), the Autumn Fair (early Oct), and the Kurpark Run in April.
Oh, great, now I’m tired again. Time to go back to the spa — be back soon. ;-)
Now I think it’s time to take one of Bad König’s guided tours about town. The Culinary Tour costs less than 30 Euro and is a great way to try some traditional German cuisine. No, I promise it’s not all bratwurst and beer. Not that that’s a bad thing, but…
After the tour and some Nordic Walking through the Hessian countryside it’s time for another few hours at the spa. I’ll save you the seat next to me in the jacuzzi — see ya there! ;-)