Bad Kreuznach Travel Guide

  • Vineyards at the base of the Rotenfels
    Vineyards at the base of the Rotenfels
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  • Up the Nahe from the top of the Rotenfels
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Bad Kreuznach Things to Do


    Bad Kreuznach was interesting to walk around, I just wish I had longer to see more!Not only do you have to look up, but also on the ground. There were some interesting piece's.Of course, there were the nice wrought iron sign's, and there were some very unusual face's on one of the building's.


    The Catholic church of St. Nicholas on the egg market is the oldest religious building in the town. The Church was built in 1266, and originally was used as a Monastery church of the Carmelite Order.If you can visit the interior, expect to see ornate carvings, grave cover plates with illustrations of earls and knights and wooden sculptures from the...


    The Egg Market is a square, surrounded by the church of St. Nicholas, half-timbered houses and the medieval Butcher's quarter. This was the market place for fruit, fish and pottery. I really liked the house in my photo. Start's of small, and the higher the building, the wider it get's! There are a lot of sculpture's too! These are a group of...


    The St. Paul Lutheran Church is located on an island, close to the canal and mill. For many year's, it was the only building in the city near the old bridge, on the other side were Cattle pastures.This Gothic style Bascilica, was consecrated in 1332, and originally dedicated to Jesus' mother Mary and St. Kilian. In 1689, it was destroyed by the...


    The Bridge house's are something you shouldn't miss seeing in Bad Kreuznach, infact, they were my favorite sight in the Town!These house's, which now are Shop's, some in need of attention, were built in 1480 because of a housing shortage.The old bridge, built around 1300, was near the intersection of two highways, and then served as a part of the...

  • BAD Kreuznach, a famous German spa town

    Bad Kreuznach is a famous spa town, the prefix Bad refers to bath and healing. It becomes very obvious when walking through the town, there are many clinics and practises dotted around the town and of course the Kurhotel (spa hotel) in the middle of all these. Bad Kreuznach was already inhabited during Celtic times (5th century BC) when it was...

  • Salt heals, that’s what the region is...

    Bad Kreuznach is not the only spa town at Nahe river, just around the corner at Nahe river is Bad Münster am Stein (usually the town name has the suffix Ebernburg, referring to the nearby castle). Both towns cooperate in almost every treatment question and they also share what is called Salinental. This is a collection of graduation towers along...

  • Lovely little old bridge houses

    No doubt, the main attraction for traveller and tourist in Bad Kreuznach are the lovely houses on the little bridge across Mühlenteich (a side arm or channel of Nahe river). They are rather old, built between 1480 and 1612 and originally it was seven of them. They were built because no more space was left in the old city centre. Today only three...

  • Fun on the water, cycling and eating :-)

    When I was in Bad Kreuznach recently I saw several people “watercycling” on Mühlenteich, the little side stream of Nahe river, near the bridge houses. I never saw something like this before and even don’t know how they are called in German, let alone in English. These bikes are mounted on a device with two bodies of catamaran style and one “cycles”...

  • Dr.-Faust-Haus

    Bad Kreuznach has some kind of a curiosity: the Dr.-Faust-Haus. One of, if not THE most important work of German literature is "Faust" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is about a scholar who has studied the world and most of its secrets for a long time, but who is not satisfied with his life as he feels that something is missing. With the help of...

  • Visit the Bridge Houses

    Easily Bad Kreuznach's number one sight, the bridge houses dating back to the 15th century are some houses built on a bridge. Yup, that's it. They look kinda nice especially in the evening with their lights being reflected in the river below them, but compared with Erfurt's Krämerbrücke which comes up with a complete settlement on a bridge, they...

  • Palace Gardens museum

    In 1785 built as a summer palace. Today it´s a museum for the town´s history and art history collections and a puppet museum.The palace garden is a nature park with exotic trees and a pond.


Bad Kreuznach Hotels

  • Sympathie Hotel Fuerstenhof

    Kurhausstrasse 20, Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, 55543, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Kauzenburg Mit Landhotel

    Auf dem Kauzenberg, , BAD KREUZNACH 55545

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Domina Parkhotel Kurhaus

    Kurhausstrasse 28, Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, 55543, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Bad Kreuznach Restaurants

  • Beer and Salt Water?

    After hiking in the hills surrounding Bad Kreuznach you might want to stop off at the Brauwerk (Beer Factory) for a relaxing stop at their Beer Garden or a nice lunch or dinner in their restaurant. Brauwerk got its name from a radio show contest which let the listeners choice the name of their new brewery.The restaurant is right next to the...

  • Schirmbar, cute name, good food

    My Mexican colleague and I were very hungry after our little tour through Rheinhessische Schweiz (see off path section) and Bad Kreuznach, and were happy to find this open air restaurant with its prime view to the bridge houses. And when our meals came, we were even more happy, because it was much and also tasted good. Alfredo wanted beer and we...

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Bad Kreuznach Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

  • Getting there is easy, train and low...

    Getting to Bad Kreuznach is very easy! Train:Trains from Mainz run every 30 minutes and take only half an hour until Bad Kreuznach and Bad Münster am Stein. The train station in Bad Münster is in the middle of the town, and it is easy to walk to the sights to see. In case of Bad Kreuznach it involves either taxi or bus or a longer walk to reach the...


    The train from Bad Kreuznach will connect you to main German lines in only a half hour in Bingen or an hour in Mainz. A very pretty secondary train line winds south of town down the Alsenz valley to Kaiserlautern.


Bad Kreuznach Local Customs


    Since I was too busy sampling wines of the Nahe Valley, I don't have any pictures of the Jahrmarkt festival grounds itself. The Jahrmarkt is a big fest, complete with rides and amusements, that takes place the thrid week of August. It dates from much earlier times. There is a large tent - the type you find at the Oktoberfest, one that can hold a...


    This is a fairly recent fest for Bad Kreuznach - maybe in the last 20 years. People get out on the water in little boats and try to joust one another into the water, similar to a festival in Mainz, I think. Also like the nearby Rhineland-Pfalz capital city, Bad Kreuznach has a parade on Rosenmontag complete with floats with young women pouring free...


    There are lots of places to spend time in Bad Kreuznach (and in nearby Bad Muenster am Stein/Ebernburg) while enjoying a typical German Kur. It however seems to be a dying tradition as it becomes harder and harder for people to get someone else to pay for their Kur. It is a shame as the Kur employs a lot of people in towns where employment is hard...


Bad Kreuznach Warnings and Dangers

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    Reading a map

    by Jerelis Updated Apr 20, 2011

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    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?

    The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.

    This still doesn't explian why my female co-driver turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!

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Bad Kreuznach What to Pack

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    Travel light!

    by Jerelis Written Nov 9, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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Bad Kreuznach Off The Beaten Path

  • TourNatur Hike - tough but worth it.

    This hike was probably one of the best hike’s I’ve been on since coming to Germany. Although it is a pretty strenuous one with two steep hills (to include steps), some rocky stretches and a length of 11.5 miles, the views and interesting sites along the way are well worth the effort. I found the trail on the city of Bad Kreuznach’s tourist web site...

  • Italy and some more legends and stories

    I can only highly recommend not only to visit the two spa towns while in the region, but also to spend some time exploring the region itself. The part of Rheinland Pfalz east of Bad Kreuznach is being called Rheinhessische Schweiz (= Switzerland of Rheinhessen) and it is a very lovely landscape with rolling hills and fields, enchanting little...


    Germany, as is Europe, is full of little hidden gems like this little town. To find them, you need a good map and a sense of adventure. German road maps - especially the 1:200000 scale variety - are a great way to discover them. Towns with sites to see are usually denoted in some way on the map, so that you can deploy a local itinerary to reach...


Bad Kreuznach Sports & Outdoors

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    by mtncorg Written Apr 9, 2007

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    Staying awhile? You might want to join the local Rudderverein/Rowing Club - Crueznacker Ruderverein - which uses the still waters along the south course of the Nahe river to practise their shells upon. the boathouses are on the east side from the Brueckenhaueser. A German version of the Thames!

    Equipment: Get to be a member and you get to use the equipment hoarded in the boathouses.

    Boathouses of the Ruderverein
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Bad Kreuznach Favorites

  • Extremely excellent tourist information

    First of all, Bad Kreuznach’s tourism service provides an excellent website. It takes some time to get used to the navigation, but once you got around this, it is a wealth of helpful information. In the German version for example they have descriptions 10 different walking and hiking tours in the region between Bad Kreuznach and Bad Münster am...

  • Old grandeur of a spa town

    Even if you won’t spend much time in Bad Kreuznach (like I did with only three hours in May 2009), you cannot help but notice the many fine old houses around the “Kur” (spa/health) section, which show how important Bad Kreuznach was already since a long time. I loved these villa like houses, some with beautiful carved wooden balconies (main photo)...

  • Kirner Pils.

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Germany it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Kirner Pils.The...


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