Arts and Cultural
Right outside Bad Kissingen, visitors will discover the life of Otto von Bismarck, a 19th-century conservative German statesmen. The museum features six exhibition rooms that offer a tour of Germany's 19th century history through photos, videos and artifacts. The most fascinating item is the golden quill with which Bismarck signed the peace treaty with France in 1871.
Only 12 miles (20 kilometres) from Bad Kissingen is the oldest Franconian wine city in Germany. In Hammelburg, visitors can tour the Marketburnnen and Town Hall, or the wine cellars at Kellereischloss. Historic churches like St. Johannes Baptista, Spitalkirche St. Nikolaus, and Friedhofskapelle Carl von Hesse are sure to inspire.
The royal city in Northern Bavaria is home to the landmark Marienberg Fortress, a castle that once served as the home of five centuries of prince-bishops. Art buffs will appreciate the premier art collection at Museum im Kulturspeicher which is housed in a converted riverside warehouse. The Mainfränkisches Museum is home to the world's biggest collection of works by Tilman Riemenschneider.
Points of Interest
Located on Sinnberg hill in Bad Kissingen, the architecturally pleasing Bismark Tower was designed by architect Wilhelm Kreis. During World War II the beautiful tower was used for sighting war planes that flew overhead. On the top of the hill, visitors can snap photos or take in stunning landscape views.
This idyllic 15-acre park is the perfect place for a sunset picnic, a leisure stroll, or a romantic moment with that special someone. The park features well-manicured lawns, colorful beds of tulips and daffodils, and a barefoot maze. At the Wild Rose Promenade, nature enthusiasts can admire the 80 wild rose bushes in full bloom.
Situated to the south of the Rhön Mountains, Bad Kissingen is the perfect retreat for outdoor adventure seekers. At Rhön National Park, visitors can enjoy Nordic walking, cycling, or hiking on one of the scenic trails. In the winter, the mountain range transforms into a snow lover's paradise with plenty of opportunities to ski, snowshoe or cross country ski.
Premier children's shopping for clothes and toys are at Cosimo Kindermode on Spargasse. The shop features a huge selection of designer outfits for babies and growing kids. Parents can peruse the racks featuring top brands like KANZ, Jacky, Feetje Fixoni from Denmark, Sterntaler, dodipetteo, and Chic from Italy.
Men's fashion has never looked this good. For the past 25 years this Spa Garden store has been dressing the men of Bad Kissingen in stylish blazers, pants, coats and sweaters crafted from the highest quality cotton, wool, cashmere and silk. The shop even stocks brands like Lacoste, Barbour, Daniel Hechter and Wellensteyn.
The leading sports retail store in Bad Kissingen is packed with the top brands for competitive sports and fitness. Passionate athletes can peruse the aisles stocked with premier equipment and sportswear for football, running, cycling and winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. The store carries brands like McKinley and Firefly.
Sports and Entertainment
Bad Kissingen Casino
In the beautiful Luitpoldpark, the exquisite neo-classic building brings Vegas-style gaming to Bad Kissingen. Visitors can try their luck with roulette, American roulette, or blackjack. For a real challenge, gamers can play three poker variants: Texas Hold'em, Bavarian Texas Hold'em and Omaha.
Kissingen Sommer Music Festival
Every summer since 1986, Bad Kissingen has played host to one of the premier classic music festivals in Germany. The month-long celebration brings the world's top singers, conductors and composers. Past performers have included Cecilia Bartoli, Lang Lang, Grigory Sokolov and Rafal Blechacz.
On the last weekend in July, the three-day heritage festival transforms Bad Kissingen into a festive city filled with music and tradition. Festival goers can go ballooning in Luitpoldpark, or burn candles on the Saale. At the end of the Bad Kissingen festival, a fireworks spectacular lights up the sky.
What's Nearby - Corporate Locations
- Bad Kissingen Event Venue
- Rüdiger Zaak
- Sparkasse Bad Kissingen - Hauptstelle
- Staatl Berufsschule