Bad Laasphe is ideally located on a hill side in a valley that invites you to explore as soon as you have set foot in town. Yes, the unpacking can wait…
Take yourself off to the town center from where you can arm yourself with information, instruction, and local wisdom on where to begin. You might however pause for a while to admire the lovely half-timbered buildings in the vicinity.
If you look around you will catch a glimpse of the stunning landmark which is the Wittgenstein Castle. But, unfortunately, it can only be seen and not explored, so make do with photographing its elegant exteriors and make your way to other accessible attractions. Fortunately this is the rule rather than the exception.
Bad Laasphe prides itself in its own local health spa and hence the addition of Bad to its name. Treat your tired self to the luxurious offerings at the premium Kneipp Spa. Although, it would be a good idea to make a booking till after all your hectic sightseeing program is done with. Well, each to their own. ;-)
Bad Laasphe has this crazy museum that you probably won’t come across in most places. Think mushrooms, get the drift? It’s called the Pilzkundliches Museum and definitely worth visiting for its weird value.
For more normal exhibits, visit the Radio Museum, the Banfetal, and the Upper Lahn Museum.
Bad Laasphe’s traditions include fairs that are equally exciting. Imagine a fair for potato frying. They actually have camp fires in late summer where they roast potatoes (called Kartoffelbratfeste). How about that? A whole lot of fun and all it takes is small potatoes.
But perhaps the most enticing of all would be the Altstadtfest or Old Town festival which takes place in the town square on the last weekend in August.