Bad Pyrmont – A City Built on Mineral Springs
Location: Lower Saxony’s Riverside Escape
Bad Pyrmont straddles the Emmer River in the south of the German state of Lower Saxony, roughly 10 km from the River Weser. The city is served by road connections to Germany’s autobahn network, with intercity buses and major train lines providing regional links. Though Bad Pyrmont has a small airfield for local flights, international arrivals will likely enter the country through the airports in nearby Hannover or Paderborn.
Culture: A Retreat Fit for Royalty
Bad Pyrmont’s heritage as a spa resort stretches back more than 500 years, and the town itself first gained independence over 800 years ago. Once a county seat, it boasts magnificent architecture, including a castle in the Baroque style, and some of Germany’s finest gardens. Retrace the steps taken by European royalty with a visit to the Hufeland thermal baths, followed by a relaxing stroll through lush greenery and flowers. Afterwards, why not take in some of the town’s fantastic jazz, cabaret, and theatrical offerings? Bad Pyrmont is packed with cultural charm.
Activities: Explore the Regional Hills
No trip to Bad Pyrmont is complete without time spent in the spas, saunas, and country clubs, but there’s plenty to do and see in the surrounding countryside as well. Cycling trails and hiking opportunities abound, and the Bad Pyrmont Castle is open to visitors daily. Nearby Hämelschenburg Castle, built from local Weser sandstone, is a popular day trip destination. In the evenings, why not try your luck at the casino in the neo-classical concert house?