Nice frescoes, buildings, gardens
Could be expensive in high season
Lovely town which is a pleasure to walk around
I really think it is a must here. This town has quite a few buildings with frescoes painted on them. I like stopping and taking in what they have painted, and I want to take 'that' photo too!I found old Arches, narrow alleys, lots of interesting shops, monument's, fountains, churches and much more. There is a lot of interest in this town, and it is...more
This area is now a nice pedestrian zone in the historic old town. In this area is the town stream and an unusual fountain. I found plenty of shops and outdoor cafes. Also found a church, which I am not sure if still operating as a Church, as on the side wall [photo 3] there were religious items in wall boxes for sale.more
Located the other side of the Gradierhaus, is another beautiful building. I am not sure, but I think it is the State Spa building that was built in1900, by Prof Max Littmann in a very nice Neo-Baroque style. I went inside and there looked to be a tourist information counter and brochures there. Just inside the door, was a nice marble fountain. The...more
When I was in the Spa [KUR] Gardens and near the fountain, I noticed a huge building, which to me, looked like it may have been the remains of a burnt down building.Of course, I went for a look, and found it very unusual. A long length of wall was made of twigs, had water dribbling through it and landing in a bottom tray an amber colour.What was...more
This is a beautiful park that I thoroughly enjoyed walking around. The park was laid out in 1870 by a landscape architect named Von Effner. It covers quite an area, and quite a bit is lawn, shrubs and trees. Then there are area's of annuals which were in full bloom, a lot of these were surrounding a nice fountain. I found some sculptures in the...more
This Church was closed, which was a pity, as I have read there are frescoes inside. It was built in 1881, and the interior was renovated in 1981 for the 100th anniversary. There is a fresco that adorns the whole entire wall of the choir. The entrance door is nice and worth a look if you can't get inside, I do hope you can!Please check the website...more
I was walking the streets when I came across this huge building. What on earth was it? I thought maybe for the Army, but no it wasn't, it is what is known as "the Old Salt Works."I didn't know that Bad Reichenhall's livelihood was salt, and has been for thousands of years.In 1834, the Town was on fire, and the medeival salt works were destroyed....more
On a trip to Bad Reichenhall I ended up in the Kurpark. I saw this strange structure in the park and went inside the Gradierhaus. At the time I had no idea what it was and could see the twigs lining the walls and water running down them producing a wee coloured liquid. So intrigued, I found out some more from the information signs. The Gradierhaus...more
We have stayed here three times and can fully recommend this wonderful hotel. Rather a large hotel...more
The Brauereigasthof was located right next to the Town square. Our corner room was huge, with...more
We stayed on our first visit at the Guesthouse Eva Maria which is a partner to the Hofwirt. The...more
This is a traditional German pub I guess - beautifully painted in Alpine style on the outside and full of character on the inside. We ate here most nights when we were in bed and breakfast on our first visit and there is an English menu on the tables as well as of course the German menu.The food is good local cooking and we really enjoyed sampling...more
I felt another entry for the Reber World of Chocolate was justified for tourists in Summer.There is abeautiful Garden outside the Coffee shop. I have never had the pleasure of sitting here, as i always go in Winter. I've posted a photo of the Garden, because I thought it was lovely, in the snow. I imagine it's just as lovely, if not more so, in the...more
This is a very typical and traditional Beer Hall. it is in the centre of town in the Rathaus Platz, just beside the place the buses stopI always vist here. When I arrive in go in for a beer or coffee and if I'm there around lunch time, I'll have lunch. If I miss the bus back to Berchtesgaden, I'll call in to have a beer while i wait. You see,...more
Well, Bad Reichenhall is a bit sleepy at night. We had some trouble finding place to taste excellent German beer at the evening. Restaurants mostly closed by 10p.m. Only a few bars wont hurry you to drink your well deserved beer or two or six....
Dress Code: In january warm clothes are required. Especially on beer drinking tour...:)
We used the train on each of the occcasions we stayed in Bad Reichenhall. The trains are very efficient but looking at them rather old but well maintained and clean. There is a direct service to Salzburg to the north and Berchtesgaden to the south. There is a direct train in the morning to Hamburg that calls at many German cities en route.
The station is quite pleasant and there is a good coffee shop but it was unusual to see men drinking beer at 9.30 in the morning!
If a woman, you may have dreamed of having a Doll's house, or maybe you did have one.Well, in the pedestrian street of Bad Reichenhall, is a shop window, with the most beautiful doll house furniture you could ever see, too good to be played with is what I thought.It would be the place to go if you wished to buy some very nice pieces for your...more
Since 1938, Reber Chocolate shop has been in Bad Reichenhall. The shop from the outside is beautifully decorated, even has red & white bows under each window. It is a Cafe too, and Table & chairs are outside, and big Mozartkugeln [chocolate coated marzipan balls in real life] and lots of flowers make this a very nice place to stop. I read, between...more
German beers are famous all over the world,and I found another great beer here...
I was only tasting them for research purposes only....
I`m sure you fellow VTers understand !!!!
My one criticism of German trains is that for the old and infirm they can be very difficult to gain access to and alight from. In our case my wife's wheelchair had to be literally lifted aboard at some stations and she had trouble climbing the steps as did many local elderly people. This is because the platforms are so low. I was very surprised this is still the case in Germany.
Too many of these can blur your judgement as far as pavements go !!!!
I tried blaming Jet-Lag but Maria wouldnt have it !!!
Unique Suggestions: Do as The Romans do...And get stuck in with some beer swillin` locals.
Fun Alternatives: Alcohol free beer.... NOT !!!!
Since I am a swimming coach my team participated several times at competitions there. The city is rather small but full of hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and shops. Since the word Bad means spa there are mostly elderly guests walking the streets. Some breathtaking views on the mountains above city can make your day, especially in the early...more
Bad Reichenhall, as anywhere in Bavaria, can be very cold in January. So make sure you bring warm clothes. If you are wondering how cold, have a look at the temperature in Ludwigstrasse. It was the 9 January and the time, as you can see, was 14.41. and a temperature of -11C at that time of day is pretty cold.Of course it's a dry cold and if you...more
I'm sure you have seen the picture of my dog, called Sooty.Whenever I see a Westie, I always take a photo, if I can. I suppose I just particullary like Westies. I actually like all dogs but Westies are special. This little chap had a lovely warm coat to protect him from the cold.more