Bad Salzungen offers the pleasant woods of the Thuringian Forest region along with happy surprises in the elegant city center.
If you’ve been in Germany before, you’ve probably gotten used to the medieval architecture bonanza available around every corner. But Bad Salzungen will not let you saunter by without a double take. That’s how gorgeous the half-timbered buildings and churches here are.
Check out the neo-classic Town Church and the Gothic St. Wenceslas’ Church. You’ll be bowled over. The ruins of the Husenkirche are still majestic enough to draw visitors.
Bad Salzungen is famous as a spa destination and this is no recently acquired status.
Far back in history the Schnepfenburg was built as a base to protect the town’s salt water springs. It still stands as a memorial to those turbulent times.
Speaking of spas, the Gradierhäuser and the Baths should definitely be on your itinerary. A number of old restored bath houses have been restored and are open to visitors. Here’s your chance to personally experience some of that fabulous historicity.
Bad Salzungen’s Town Hall is a matter of pride for the locals and with good reason too. This splendid Renaissance structure is indeed a sight for sore eyes. It stands in the historic Marketplace so you can’t miss it. Just look for the most beautiful building you have seen in a while. ;-)
As the saying goes, people who see that also see the Wilprechtroda, a 16th century mansion with a moat and a majestic entranceway.
The Heritage Museum or the Turrets is yet another fabulous half-timbered wonder that bears visiting.