Bad Homburg – The Millionaires’ Playground of Germany
Location: In the shadow of the Taunus Mountains
Bad Homburg is situated in the region of Hesse-Nassau on the banks of the River Rhine, in the foothills of the Taunus Mountains. With regular rail links from nearby Frankfurt, the city is easily reached for foreign visitors arriving to Germany through Frankfurt airport or train station.
Business: A financial powerhouse and millionaire’s haven
The city is a powerful banking and administrative centre, enjoying popularity with the upper echelons of society. Bad Homburg was formerly the seat of the Germany’s emperor, but declined in importance following the countries defeats in two World Wars. However, thanks to the re-emergence of Frankfurt as a financial powerhouse, it is also rediscovering its feet and is the choice of lifestyle for Germany's millionaires.
Culture: A host of activities to choose from
Art galleries and a full programme of classical music concerts are enough to whet the appetite of any visitor hoping to rub shoulders with Germany's wealthy businesspersons and celebrities. The city also has seasonal offerings with the wine festival in the first week of June and the Literature and Poetry festival later the same month. The Gothic House exhibits a museum of hats and details the historical developments of the clothing accessory world. Parks and pavilions with amenities for practising sports and bike trails are what the city has on offer for inquisitive minds and zesty spirits.
Activities: SPA town and gambler’s paradise
Bad Homburg is defined by its numerous spa treatment centres and the infamous Kurpark, 40 hectares of English botanical landscape that were designed into an excellent spa using the regions natural springs. After relaxing all day, you can flitter away the nights in the casino, which gained international fame in the early 20th Century for its eclectic dining and full entertainments programme in addition to the gambling tables.