I don’t think the chuckle I get out of thinking about one of Germany’s “Bad” towns always turns out to be OH SO GOOD! This time it’s Bad Lausick in Saxony; and its wonderful spa services are just what a person needs after a long day of sightseeing.
Then again, no sightseeing is necessary if all you’re doing is lounging around the Themalwasserbrunnen. The natural spring is a warm 20-degrees Celcius at the least and pumped to the spa and Pool RIFF. You’ll find water jets, massages, a waterslide, and a salt grotto to help destress and take away those over 35 aches & pains.
The history of the spa goes back a long way; and over at Bad Lausick’s Spa & Stadt Museum you’ll learn all about it. You’ll see how this tiny town of around 9,000 became a spa town as well as its long history. It’s open every Wednesday through Saturday from 1pm-5pm and Sundays from 2pm-5pm.
I personally like the special exhibition they have on Saxon castles and palaces. Hey, nothing says history like a good old fashioned castle, right?
Speaking of history, Bad Lausick’s oldest building (and one of the oldest in Saxony) is its St. Kilian’s Church. It was built in 1105 with Baroque accents added more than 700 years later.
It sure makes the late 19th century Rathaus (Town Hall) and the nearby Windmill Ballendorf and Windmill Ebersbach seem like a baby in terms of history, huh?
One of the other more popular sites in Bad Lausick (like the spa isn’t good enough) is the Spa Garden with its outdoor theater. This is sixteen acres of flowers, sculptures, and trees with a stage that offers theater performances, operas, and a chance to hear orchestras play.
If you want to see more, then the tourist office (located at Straße der Einheit 17) is a good place to go to find out more information.
With Bad Lausick’s spa, though, who needs anything else? I know I don’t! ;-)