A cat jump south of Freiburg is the spa town of Bad Krozingen, a town inhabited since around 2800 B.C.
Bad Krozingen sits on a picturesque countryside in the Margraves’ Land surrounded by one of Germany’s best wine growing area. Besides having more traditional historical sights to visit and delight your brain, you’ll find that it’s a spa town that will just also delight your other senses.
For those of you who prefer a good wine, you’re bound to find at least one with many wine tastings offered through the area.
For a more cerebral sightseeing experience, check out the Bad Krozingen Castle. Built in 1579, it now houses a large collection of musical instruments. The castle plays host to many musical concerts throughout the year.
Then there’s the Glöcklehof Chapel, built around the year 1025 it has some of the oldest frescoes in the entire region.
Since Bad Krozingen once belonged to Austria, the area itself pretty much remained Catholic throughout the Reformation in the mid 1500’s. So, the Parish Church Alban remained Catholic since its founding in 1144.
There are a few other chapels to visit built through the 14th through 19th centuries that are worth a tour. Of course there are plenty of wine tasting tours in the area too! ;-)
Bad Krozingen’s thermal springs, first discovered around 1911, are thought to treat disorders of the vascular, circulatory, and cardiac systems. There are some seven rehab centers and three private clinics in the area to help facilitate a healthier well being.
Bad Krozingen is also home to the Vita Classica, a resort designed to promote a healthy well being. Vita Classica offers four indoor pools, an outdoor pool with a “bubbling” grotto, massage jets, and a waterfall.
If that’s not enough to relax any tired muscles you might have, check out the Japanese Garden, the Red Pearl Grotto, or the Steam Temple as they may just do the trick! ;-)