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Bad Dürkheim – Ancient Town with Seven Mineral Springs

67098 Bad Dürkheim City center: 8.6 km
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Bad Dürkheim has a long and rich history. The Celts first settled the area between the years 1,200 and 500 BC, and built a 2.5-kilometer ring wall known as the Heidenmauer, or Heathen Wall. The earliest reference to the town's name was in 778. There are seven mineral springs, and in 1904, the town became “Bad” to its name, which designates it as a state recognized spa town. It is one of the few spas in the country with a graduation tower still in use. Many tourists come to take advantage of the spa therapies as well as the healing waters.

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.