Bad Pyrmont's annual Asparagus Festival on May 23 to May 24, 2009 is all about this fine, white, delicious so called Feinschmeckergemuese (Gourmet Vegetables) Asparagus. During the Aparagus Festival dozens of booths at Pyrmont's Brunnen Street provide anything floral, crafted and items for deco, home made jams and liquids, living stocks, Austrian specialties, natural products from local farmers, and of course asparagus, asparagus, asparagus - particulary offered by the heavy aparagus producing company/farm of Germany - the Thiermann company/farm out of Kirchdorf. Along that festival the band Original Salzsieders play some jazz authentic New Orleans style up to the Swing tunes of the thirties and forties.
Bad Pyrmont's annual Historic Fuerstentreff is like an extra ordinary, 2 days lasting date with the aristocracy back of the 17th-18th century when Frederick the Great, Peter the Russian Tsar, queen Luise, and elector of Brandenburg among many other royal people, as well as great writers such as Goethe, Herder and Leibniz, did their spa vacation in Staatsbad Pyrmont.
The organizer of Historic Fuerstentreff on July 3 to July 5, 2009, is the historical Society Fuerstentreff e.V., In der Dickte 10, Bad Pyrmont 31812. Their fantastic program presents the baroque period by historical parades with more than 200 players, coaches, horsemen and bands. It's a weekend of historical glory for the intire family for free. The opening of Historic Fuerstentreff is going to be on Friday, July 03, 2009 at Brunnenplatz, Bad Pyrmont. Hundreds of pigeons will fly into the sky.
Bad Pyrmont's Kurpark's palm trees, the fragrance of the flowers, the peaceful atmosphere, the sound of babbling water and fountains, it's all to me like a door into a world of pure and quiet, a moment of escape into natural yet safe and regulated green. It's all good there and the park's green alone is in charge - for the duration of a break. The Kurpark is stretching to 17 hectares, and often has open air events to be happen.
This annual happening of so called Landpartie, is about botanical & floral fair that features more than 140 exhibitors and their many of ideas for recreation & lifestyle & cozy home. Also farm booths, coffee bars, bakeries, and other lovely, little groceries provide fantastic goodies of any sort. The link belows offers informations & program yet not translated in English unfortunately.
Bad Pyrmont's annual Landpartie fair at the Kurpark, offers a wide spread of cute, often antique looking boots. One can find everything whether it's decor, crafts, furniture, tablesuits, art pottery, classic clothing, Stetsons and other hats. All not on the cheap side though. Then also various of goodies, selections of tea with honey, then those booths that offer hot waffles with fresh strawberries, or chocolate in all versions possible, or sausages, and on and on. The most I love about this lovely fair is, the kind of old fashioned fun one can have.
Never sure what to say or what to recommend about zoos. Yet Bad Pyrmont's little animals' park is really a lovely one for either animals and visitors. The fenced in animals are not too exotic but pretty local and happy acting to be there: apes, horses, ponies, storcks, owls, goats, pigs, one or two lions, bunnies, and more. The animals park's petting zoo is very nice & clean too. Folks with kids obviously very much enjoy. This place offers just another lovely opportunity to have a walk & relax. Small cafe there is inside at the entry.
This most amazing castle is located in the outskirts of Bad Pyrmont, and close to Hameln. Schloss Haemelschenburg is one of Germany's foremost cultural monuments, visiting there is like a journey into the world of the Renaissance. With its art collections, gardens, service quarters and church, this impressive castle is considered one of the finest examples of Weser Renaissance architecture and one of Germany's most beautiful Renaissance complexes. On an individual guided tour, visitors will see a number of historical rooms from the entrance hall to the vaulted cellars.
Bad Pyrmont, situated in the middle of the charming Weserbergland, has become a very famous health resort in Germany. Bad Pyrmont has a 2,000-year history of medicinal springs and a 500-year history as a health resort, founded on many years of experience and an extensive range of treatments. The path to healing, recovery and recuperation leads to Bad Pyrmont and the natural remedies it has been offering for centuries. Patients can choose from a range of medical services, therapies and spa treatments offered in conjunction with the specialist clinics.
We were lucky to have had a beautiful, sunny Pentecoast spent in lovely Pyrmont with some nice & traditional asparagus diner. Unfortunately we missed a carriage tour. At Bad Pyrmont's Brunnenplatz (the main spring of this health resort) is the one location among others to take a carriage from, and make a tour along the historical main avenue and the oldest spa gardens of the world. Actually the spa gardens with their baroque avenues and palm gardens have become a visitor magnet. Also numerous open air events take place here annually.
The baroque castle of Bad Pyrmont (1706) is a part of the fortification from the 16th century. Built from Count Friedrich of Spiegelberg with a bastion up to 40 meters wide castle ditch. In the year 1557 Count Philipp began with the construction in the style of the Weser renaissance. From the time of 1710 the rooms of the Beletage with its stucco ceiling were done by Italian artist Jacopo Perinetti.
Museum castle Pyrmont opened daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except for Mondays).
The historical spa gardens are a mayor attraction in Bad Pyrmont. The earliest alleys originate from 17th century, when Bad Pyrmont was already a very popular spa with European aristocracy.
During summer visitors can enjoy the many concerts for free. It is also very nice to walk under the beautiful palm trees of the garden.
Fountains with natural mineralwater can be found all over Bad Pyrmont. Every fountain has a special purpose. So one is helpful against eye diseases, other are helpful against rheuma or heart diseases.
In this place is a pond in a cave. On top of the water is a layer of deadly gas. The gas is carbon dioxide, which can be helpful against vascular diseases. But in this cave the concentration is just too much. In former times people committed suicide jumping into the pond. Now there is always somebody watching and the doors open only, when a guard accompanies the visitors.
The most important place in Bad Pyrmont is the "Hyllige Born" - the Holy Fountain. People come from far away to drink the natural mineralwater from this fountain. It is said to be helpfull against many illnesses.
Funny to experience the Dancing Dogs which are real dogs that are trained to dance. Actually, it does seem they have much fun to dance to songs like "Love and Marriage" etc. etc.