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Bad Kissingen – Quiet Bavarian Getaway

97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 2 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.4 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 1.2 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.7 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.3 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.7 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.5 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.4 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 1 km
Dbl. from 65.00EUR
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.8 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 1 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.5 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.8 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 2.1 km
Dbl. from 84.00EUR
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 1 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 2.5 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.7 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0 km
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97688 Bad Kissingen City center: 0.8 km
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The name of this small and relaxing resort town was given by Bavarian King Ludwig II in 1883. “Bad” means bath or spa in German, and this name is fitting, since people travel here from all over the world to have the ultimate spa experience. Known for medical tourism, this town has 9 private clinics and 23 sanatoria, and that's just the beginning of what it offers. Around 20,000 people call this Bavarian town home, and many of those have been famous musicians, writers, and actors. In fact, even the Nobel Prize winner Jack Steinberger once called the area home.

Location: South of the Rhön Mountains

A little south of central Germany, Bad Kissingen is located in what is known as the Lower Franconia region in Bavaria. Its district bares the same name, and it is located right on the Franconian Saale River, putting the town to the south of the towering Rhön Mountains. The river contains over a dozen species of fish, becoming a fisherman's dream, and the mountains were formed from ancient volcanic activity. They form a popular destination and walking area for locals as well as visitors.

Culture: Health and Wellness Capital

There has been a competition going on for ages between all the European spa towns, and Bad Kissingen often takes the cake. This small Bavarian town specializes in mud and mineral baths, which have become famous amongst prominent figures as well as health and wellness fanatics around the world. Even the city's parks have a healthy flair, containing Mediterranean hydrotherapy areas. The favorite destination of most is the KissSalis thermal baths. It is over 1,000 square meters, and features a mineral spring, a waterfall, and saline baths that allow for a relaxing stay. Visitors also enjoy massage pools and a steam room.

Activities: Festivals and Football

While much of the economy and tourism focuses on its status as a spa resort town, Bad Kissingen has much more to offer those who know where to look. Five major festivals and events take place throughout the year, including international music festivals. Two of the most popular events are the Piano Olympics and Rákóczi-Fest. Rákóczi-Fest is a remembrance of the town's history, including many prominent visitors such as Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The locals are also big on sports, having eight sports clubs based on football alone. Tennis and air gun shooting are also two extremely popular sports in the area.