Wednesday, November 24, 2021

GERMANY ~ Bad Kissingen - UNESCO ~

... Many lovely views of one of Germany's newest UNESCO sites... world-famous for its spa culture... known as "Weltbad" in Germany... the whole complex is a mixture of different architectural styles: Biedermeier, Neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau... there are 7 mineral springs in Bad Kissingen, all of which are still used today... the healing power of water is at the center of every spa treatment... you can bathe in the spring water, inhale it or drink it... freshly tapped water is available at this historic fountain bar... the health resort's unique feature is its rose garden at the regent building that invite you to take a walk... Thanks Marion!¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Bad Kissingen is a spa town in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia situated on the Rhön Mountains and the Saale river.

Kissingen was first mentioned as "oppidum" (town) in 1279. The town developed to a spa in the 1500s and recorded its first official spa guest in 1520. The rise of Bad Kissingen to a world famous and respected spa began with the rediscovery of the Rakoczy spring in 1737 and it grew to be a fashionable resort in the 19thC.

In 2021, the town became part of the transnational UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Great Spa Towns of Europe". The Great Spa Towns of Europe are a group of eleven spa towns from seven countries.They represent the development of European spa tradition from its roots in the antiquity to the peak in the 19th and early 20thC.


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