Bad Elster Travel Guide

  • Albertbad
    Albertbad
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  • fountain in the Kurpark
    fountain in the Kurpark
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  • spring flowers in the Kurpark
    spring flowers in the Kurpark
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Bad Elster Things to Do

  • Old and new bathhouses

    Adjoining to the Albertbad (which is the entrance) you find the bath houses - the old bath house from 1850/51, redecorated 1882/83, and the new Elsterado bath from the 1990s.The new Elsterado is the fun and relax bath with in-/outdoor pools, saunas, steambaths etc. - as you know them from anywhere else. The focus is on relax and although families...

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  • Marienquelle and other springs

    The mineral springs are the basis for the spa business. You are welcome to drink the water from the springs (free). I recommend Marienquelle and Moritzquelle. Bring a glass or a cup! For Moritzquelle see tip on the KunstWandelhalle, Marienquelle is located closer to the baths in a pavillion that was erected 1933/34 and tastefully redecorated in...

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  • Parks and gardens

    Like all the spa towns Bad Elster has beautiful parks and gardens, real pleasure grounds to stroll and promenade. The central garden is the Badeplatz, lined by shopping arcades, the Marienquelle building, cafes, music pavillion and the KunstWandelhalle. It is of rather formal design with many (magnificent) flower beds. East of the Badeplatz along...

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  • Bad Brambach

    When in Bad Elster you might consider an excursion to Bad Brambach, the southernmost town in Saxony, right on the Czech border. As it is set even high up in the mountains I'd recommend a stay there either in winter (for snow lovers) or in peak summer season to escape the heat in the flat lands and cities.In 1910 the strongest radon springs in the...

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  • KunstWandelhalle

    The KunstWandelhalle ("Art promenade hall") was built in Bauhhaus style 1928/29. It is used for art exhibits, concerts and other events. In the northern pavillion you find the small museum (which is not particularly interesting IMO) and the southern pavillion is home of the Moritz spring, said to be the first commercially used in town.I visited on...

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  • Albertbad

    Albertbad is an Art Nouveau style building from 1906-08 (by Schilling & Gräbner from Dresden). Together with Kurhaus and theatre it forms the beautiful centre of Bad Elster. It is the focal point for anyone who wants to make use of the public baths/treatments available in the spa town. Information and cash desk are there.The appearance is that of a...

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  • King Albert Theatre

    Another building of interest is the King Albert Theatre, built 1912-14 as an ensemble with the adjoining sanatorium Sachsenhof. The outside appearance of the building is dominated by the mighty portico with the dorian pillars but the interior is gracious in neo-Rococco style.The theatre is home of the "Chursächsische" philharmonic orchestra which...

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  • Kurhaus

    The Kurhaus was built 1898-90 in Neo-Renaissance style. It is surround by a beautiful formal garden in the front and an English garden in the back. The interior was unfortunately quite significantly modified in the 20th century but you can still see details of the original interior (see pic of the main hall). In the right wing of the Kurhaus you...

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  • Trinity Church

    The evangelic-Lutheran Trinity church was built in neo-gothic style 1889-92 and replace the old, run down St. Peter and Paul church. The interior is dominated by dark wood (vaulted ceiling, balconies, pews). The choir has a nice vaulted ceiling that is decorated with golden stars on a blue sky. The - neo-gothic - interior is originally preserved,...

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Bad Elster Hotels

Bad Elster Restaurants

  • RAMADA Bad Brambach

    On the drive back from Frantiskovy Lazne/Cheb I felt an urge to treat myself some cake and tea. No surprise here, eh? ;-) The fanciest hotel in the area, the four star RAMADA in Bad Brambach, was exactly the right place for that.Location is very beautiful in the nice garden/park of the small spa town, the architecture of the hotel is quite...

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  • Albert's Parkrestaurant

    After a long, exhausting day I searched for a restaurant, didn't want to go back to Sachsenhofstübl - I strolled along the (nice) streets of Bad Elster, watching out for a nice place for dining ... and finally came across this one. Ambience was modern, family run. A group of 10 or 12 people had gathered there to celebrate something, two other...

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  • Sachsenhofstübl

    This restaurant was my favourite in Bad Elster. Right upon arrival I had a wonderful salad with duck breast slices for lunch, accompanied with a dry white wine - perfect. Since my experience with another restaurant that evening was not very convincing I went back to Sachsenhofstübl the next day for dinner. I had crabs for appetizer, wild boar roast...

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