Bad Staffelstein - Eden on the Upper Main
Location: In Upper Franconia, Germany
This small town is located in the Bavarian Administrative Region of Upper Franconia, which is on the east side of Germany. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, it is often called Eden on the Upper Main. This area actually encompasses part of the southernmost of the country's 16 federal states. Many towns full of interesting attractions are close-by, making it easy to get lost in this part of Germany. Surrounding towns include Bamberg, Coburg, and Nuremberg.
Culture: Famous Mathematician, Museums, and Historical Tourism
Something that Bad Staffelstein is incredibly proud of is its history with a great German mathematician who once lived here. Adam Riese's books were used for instruction in schools all over the country, and many still use the expression "According to Adam Riese, that gives us...” If you're looking to learn more about the city's past, check out the two museums here. One is dedicated to all things about the city, from its founding until modern times. The other is the Fossil Collection at Banz Castle. Learn about the many creatures who have called this place home while enjoying the architecture a beautiful castle and abbey. For more local architecture, there is the Town Hall, built in the 17th century. It is three stories high in the middle of the market square. The Bamberg Tower is the only piece of the old fortification remaining, and is often used to exhibit art.
Activities: Water Activities, Thermal Hot Springs, and Mountains
Water is the main attraction anywhere you go in Bad Staffelstein. In warmer months, the Ostsee (East Lake) is open for swimming, diving, and even volleyball, drawing in many families. Right in front of the lake is Aqua Riese, a great place for the whole family to experience swimming and activities year round. It is also a popular place for children while their parents enjoy a spa day, offering dive classes and other fun activities. If you're looking to relax, the hot springs is the place to go. The Obermain Therme thermal bath uses the hottest and strongest thermal brine in Bavaria to alleviate muscle problems and tension, and the salty air helps heal the lungs. For a more exhilarating adventure, try your hand at climbing Staffelberg Mountain, with many options for those of all abilities.