Bad Kissingen is located in the very center of Germany and, according to studies done by the Emnid polling institute, is the best known Wellness Location in Germany.
The historic town center surrounded by extensive spa gardens allows glimpses at times past when the town was utilized as the wellness capital for the rich, famous and royal. The magnificent “Regentenbau” towering over the Franconian Saale along with palatial houses, exclusive shops, and picturesque alleyways featuring half-timber houses are reminders of those times.
The Parkklinik Heiligenfeld is located within walking distance to the spa gardens as well as the romantic old city center. In places where former czars, emperors and kings indulged in wellness treatments you are invited to listen to concerts, enjoy a Mediterranean flair with palm tree lined passageways, walk through the great rose garden and enjoy the view of great water features. The „Fränkische Saale“ meanders through the valley and invites you to linger along its banks or take a boat ride to the old restored and operational salt work buildings which offer clean crisp salty air for your senses.
A new addition to the Bad Kissingen spa and relaxation scene is the “KissSalis” thermal water world, a modern wellness and leisure pool complex.
Idyllically situated by the river is one of Germany’s oldest golf court (18 holes).
Cultural highlights include:
- the annual “Kissinger Sommer” music festival during the months of June and July featuring an extensive program of classical music performed by famous artists that attracts a growing regional and internal audience,
- the annual “Kissinger Winterzauber” music festival during the months of December and January, which ensures high quality entertainment during the winter months,
- the Art Nouveau theatre with changing plays, operas, musicals entertaining locals as well as visitors,
- the annual “Rakoczy Fest” festival held during the last weekend of July: For three days the entire old city center is transformed into a festive gathering with local foods, beverages and people. The highlight of the festival is the “Rakozcy Fest” parade, featuring impersonations of historical characters like Empress Sisi, King Ludwig and Prince Rakoczy and offering a glimpse at the cultural life in the region as well as its people.