Sure, traveling along at what seems like Mach 2 on the super fast Autobahn is pretty awesome, and the town’s name alone makes fitness fans go wild; but, because of Bad Wildbad’s remote location within the Schwarzwald, no Autobahn route comes through here, so you gotta have to slow down quite a bit.
If traveling by car is not your cup of tea anyway, another option to get here is on the Karlsruhe S-Bahn Railway Line. But, why come to Bad Wildbad to begin with?
There’s something special about this place. It has been a health resort village since the 15th century. So many have come here to soak in the hot springs, which does wonders for tired sore muscles.
In the 19th century the Palace Thermal was built. You can’t miss it, it’s this colossal pink building is not only an excellent example of the architecture of the day; but, where you can enjoy a fabulous spa experience.
Hot springs and spa treatments are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg in Bad Wildbad. In the summer, the Sommerbergbahn (Summer Mountain Railway) line operates; and there probably isn’t a kid out there that wouldn’t love to take a ride on one.
Other sightseeing in Bad Wildbad can include a visit to the English Church (1865) and the Protestant Church (1746), as well as taking in a number of theater performances. There’s a local history museum in town, too (called Heimatmuseum).
Since the wellness business in Bad Wildbad is serious stuff, there are also a number of bike and walking trails through the countryside. Being that this is the mystic Black Forest, take your time wandering about — this is a place created right from the heavens.
Speaking of the heavens, make sure you come September when the town shoots off a magnificent fireworks display.
Don’t be upset that you can’t get here doing Mach 2. In the case of Bad Wildbad, it’s so much nicer at a slower pace, don’t you agree? :-)