Bad Dürkheim – Ancient Town with Seven Mineral Springs
Location: One of the Largest Spas of Rhineland-Palatinate
Bad Dürkheim is located in the Palatinate Forest in the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is on the German Wine Route, and the river Isenach flows through town. It is well connected to the German autobahn, with the Bundesstrassen 37 and 271 intersecting in the town. The town is on the Rhein-Haardtbahn, a narrow-gauge tramway, which connects it with Ludwigshafen and Mannheim. There are other rail lines that make the town easily reachable by train.
Culture: Walk Among Ancient Ruins and Historical Architecture
During the middle ages, Limburg Abbey was converted from a fortress to a monastery with a basilica, but it was destroyed in the mid-16th century. The ruins remain for viewing. There are also ruins nearby of the Hardenburg Castle, which was built in the 13th century, added on to in the 16th century, and destroyed in the 18th. There are several examples of beautiful churches representing several historical architectural styles, including the Saint Louis's Catholic Parish Church, the Protestant Castle Church, and the Castle Church.
Activities: Hike Beautiful Trails in the Palatinate Forest
The nearby Palatinate Forest provides many beautiful trails for hiking, with some incredible sites to visit, including the Isenachweiher, a small reservoir, the Drachenfels, the Teufelsstein, the Heidenfels, and the Kupferfelsen. There are also trails for cycling to take in the many beautiful views around the town. The town is well known for hosting the 570-year old Dürkheimer Wurstmakt, the world's biggest wine festival. It takes place in September and attracts thousands of visitors from Germany and abroad.