Some places in the world have majestic mountain scenery and some are incredibly romantic and famous the world over. This isn’t the case here in Bad Wünnenberg. But, wait — before you jump to the next page — hear me out because Bad Wünnenberg is a great family friendly town with lots of history and great weather (rarely ever going below freezing).
Oh, it’s also a Kneipp Bath town; making this place good for the body, too.
Might as well get all the sightseeing done first, because once you start relaxing at the spa you won’t want to leave.
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Bad Wünnenberg wasn’t always this healthy especially back in the 1600’s when the plague ravaged the town. All that remains of this time is a cemetery and a dedicated sandstone cross (worth a visit).
But, its the Military Tower that is Bad Wünnenberg’s landmark. From the 13th century it served to protect its residents from invading marauders, now it serves to educate about medieval life. It even has a tiny garden filled with what those medieval villagers would’ve grown.
A couple of hints: if you want to eat like a local try the Paderborner Brot, a rye bread that’s famous around these parts. And, if you want a real look into life of the Middle Ages then visit the nearby village of Andepen, it’s a “working” medieval village. ;-)
Now, it’s time to check out the Barefoot Path, a great place to literally kick your shoes off. This kilometer long park has different elements all designed to be experienced with your feet. And it’s free, making it easy on the family’s pocketbook. The kids will also love the gamepark with lots of fuzzy animals and its a great chance to enjoy the Westphalian countryside at the same time.
But, it’s the spa here in Bad Wünnenberg that will knock your socks off. Its massages, pool, and saunas will have you totally relaxed in no time.
With so much to do for parents and kids alike, it’s no wonder that Bad Wünnenberg makes a perfect family vacation — even if you just spend the whole time at its spa. ;-)