Bad Kissingen Travel Guide

  • Wildpark Klaushof
    Wildpark Klaushof
    by Christine_D
  • Wildpark Klaushof
    Wildpark Klaushof
    by Christine_D
  • Wildpark Klaushof
    Wildpark Klaushof
    by Christine_D

Bad Kissingen Things to Do

  • Dampferle (ship)

    The Dampferle is a little ship which leaves at the "Rosengarten" and drives to the "Saline" along the Saale river in summer. Its maiden trip was in 1876. The ships leave between 10 am and about 5 pm and the Rosengarten and Saline. Check the timetable, there sometimes is a "lunch break". The tour (one-way) is about 20 minutes. You can take a one way...

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  • Kurbähnle

    The "Kurbähnle" is a little train which starts in the city centre, in front of the tourist information at the Kurgarten. It goes to the "Wildpark Klaushof" (zoo with local animals) from April to October. If you visit Bad Kissingen by car, the Kurbähnle is not a good option for you, just for people who are in Bad Kissingen by train or bus and want...

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  • Luitpoldpark

    The "Luitpoldpark" is 15 hectare large park in the city centre of Bad Kissingen. The natural beauty of the park is fascinating as well as the "attractions" such as the Mediterranean Kneipp water-treading basin or barefoot maze. Bad Kissingen is a spa destinations, that's why there is everything about health and recreation.

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  • Wildpark Klaushof (zoo with local...

    The "Wildpark Klaushof" is a zoo with local German animals like deer, otters or wild boars located in a beautiful forest. I love to walk around there, to watch the animals or feed the deer. The "Wildpark Klaushof" is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm in winter, to 6 pm between April and October. There is a cheap family ticket for parents or grandpartens...

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  • KissSalis Therme - KissSalis hot springs

    The KissSalis Spa is located on the outskirts of Bad Kissingen. It is best reached by car or bus line 8. The KissSalis is opend from Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 10 pm, on Friday and Saturday to midnight. The entrance includes several swimming pools and the access to the SaunaPark. Massages and beauty treatments as well as the entrance to the...

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  • Botenlauben Castle Ruins (Burg...

    The year the castle was built is unknown, but it is said to be from around 1180, but there are just ruins left. The best part of the visit is the view of the city Bad Kissingen right up to the region Rhön. Almost every year in fall there is a "castle festival".

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  • The Kurhalle

    The Kurhalle is a huge building containing everything from a health spa or sanatorium to concerts and gambling!

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  • The mineral water is still free!

    There are three types of mineral water available. Each tastes differently because the stratum they pass through naturally before being pumped to the surface. The waters are full of minerals and the mineral content of each can e located. The sign inform visitors the recommended maximum intake per day of each water and the mineral content.

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  • Franz Rakoczy

    Franz Rakoczy is a very important personality in Bad Kissingen. His statue sits across from the mineral water fountain that bears his name. On the last July of every weekend the city hosts the Rakoczy festival for three days. The interesting thing is that Rakoczy was a Hungarian prince, who never even set foot in Bad Kissingen.

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  • The Feuerturm

    The Feuerturm was originally built in the 13th century as part of the city's fortifications. In 1850, the tower was then used as a firewatch and equipped with a bell. The last resident moved out of the tower in 1960. The tower, which is the last remaining from the original fortifications, now has another job critical to the survival of Bad...

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  • Drink the Water

    Along the street that passes by the Kurhaus in the pedestrain zone, are several buildings with drinking fountains. These are the whole reason the city of Bad Kissingen was founded. There are several different fountains, some running more than others. They run 24hours, and are always open. Each one has different minerals, and different healing...

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  • The Kurhaus

    The main feature of Bad Kissingen is the Kurhaus, the original spa in Bad Kissingen. The Kurhaus and it's surrounding gardens are the place people from all over Germany come to relax and well, drink the water. Outside the Kurhaus there is often an orchestra, filling the gardens with music, and chess playing with large, garden size pieces seems to...

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  • For something a bit different...

    The catholic church is the dominant church in Bavaria. Every village, every town has a catholic church. So it's a bit unusual to see a Protestant church. There are a few in Bavaria, and one is located in Bad Kissingen. It's open 24 hours a day, and is a change from looking at all the catholic churches around.

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  • For the Gambler...

    There are slot machines almost everywhere, but Bad Kissingen has one of the few casinos around. Don't expect a Vegas-like atmosphere, the place is a bit more formal. It's main visitors are the retired spa guests.

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  • The ruins of the Botenlauben Fortress

    The fortress Botenlauben stands on a hill south of the city center. It was originally built in the 12th century and was destroyed in 1525 during the Farmer's War, and never rebuilt. The ruins are a good place to enjoy panoramic views of Bad Kissingen and the Rhoen.

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Bad Kissingen Hotels

  • Laudensacks Parkhotel

    Kurhausstrasse 28, Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, 97688, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Sinnhotel Bristol Bad Kissingen

    BismarckstraÃ?e 8-10, Bad Kissingen, 97688, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Sonnenhugel

    Burgstrasse 15, Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, 97688, Germany

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Bad Kissingen Restaurants

  • Food with VIEW!

    It's a drive into the back woods, but it's worth the wait! The food is great, but the beer and the view are the best in Bad Kissingen! The food is pretty typical, but very good... and huge in portions. The main part of the gasthaus over looks the valley where Bad Kissingen sits, and, during the summer months, the balconey is open with fest tables...

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  • Best food at a great value!

    Food is prepared fresh and presentation is excellent. They have a small menu, but there should be something for everyone: from the standard schnitzel to salads to creamed wild mushrooms with bread dumplings. Good wine menu. If you like ice cream - don't miss the vanilla ice cream and homemade warm chocolate sauce! 1. Kürbiskremsuppe (cream of...

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  • Brotzeit

    This is a good place to have a good German brotzeit. In addition to the usual warm meals, they serve a good meal for the not-so-hungry: selections of meat and cheeses with bread and salads. There is also a selection of local beer.

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Bad Kissingen Transportation

  • Buses

    The buses in Bad Kissingen drive only from Monday to Saturday noon. It is for free if you show the driver your "guest card" (which you recieve for paying the spa tax at your hotel). I recommend to visit Bad Kissingen by car as taking the bus from one end to the other end of the small city can take an eternity.There is another bus called...

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  • KissSalis Shuttle

    This little blue shuttle runs around the city. Easy to spot. For healthy people, most of the center of town can be seen by foot.

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  • Take the train!

    Leave the car behind and take the train! Public transportation is so easy. The train station lies within a 10-15 minute of the Kur house.The train station is also a good place to park for just 1 Euro. You can park you car here all day. Post your ticket stud on the dash visible from outside on the driver's side of the car.

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Bad Kissingen Off The Beaten Path

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    by lonestar_philomath Written Jul 24, 2007

    Along the river is a well manicured park. Starting from a fountain on one end, paths follow the river. On both sides of the river are huge mansions and buildings that are Health Hotels for vacations and getting over illnesses. I did not walk far down the river but here are some pictures.

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    by weed6886 Written May 17, 2006

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    Favorite thing: In my experience, Germans on the street are usually friendly when asked for directions. They'll do their best to help you, and even try their best to speak English. On the streets of Bad Kissingen, most of the people are from out of town. You'll be hard pressed to find a local on the streets. If you're lost, you're better off asking for directions in a shop.

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