Bad Reichenhall is one of Bavaria's most popular spa resorts. The picturesque old town and the unique Alpine panorama make the town in the "Berchtesgadener Land" region one of Germany's top holiday destinations. The Wyndhamn Grand Hotel Bad Reichenhall Axelmannstein is located amidst the pedestrian zone, right next to the magnificent spa park. Experience a unique mix of culture, nature and health in the Alpine spa resort.
Mountains, lakes and lush alpine pastures - a paradies for nature lovers
The impressive Alpine panorama, clear mountain lakes, dense forests and lush pastures characterise the landcscape of Bavaria's sunniest region. "Berchtesgadener Land" is a paradise for Nordic Walkers, mountaineers, hikers and mountain bikers. The "Predigtstuhlbahn" cable car takes you up to a plateau in lofty heights. A tour around the plateau takes about an hour - panoramic view included.
Bad Reichenhall pedestrian zone
The pedestrian zone in the heart of the Bavarian spa town is a little shoppers' paradiese. It was first inaugurated in 1976 and partly renovated in 2001. Café Reber in the centre of the pedestrian zones offers delicious Mozart Balls next to countless other sweet treats.
Spa garden with spa treatment centre and graduation house
In 1900, a few years before the "Kurmittelhaus der Moderne" spa treatment centre was built, the architect Max Littmann inaugurated the neo-baroque Royal Spa Treatment Centre. The spa garden was planted in 1868 by Carl Effner. In 1910, the royal privy councilor for buildings built the 160 m long, 13 m high graduation house. The open-air inhalatorium is fitted with 100,000 blackthorn bundles.
For millenials, salt has been the livelihood of Bad Reichenhall. To own brine and salt meant to have money and power. With salt, the Bavarian dukes and kings generated the financial basis for their rule. Under the rule of Ludwig I, the "Alte Saline (Old Saltworks) was built, after the medieval saltworks were completely destroyed during a fire in 1834. The whole complex comprises a well house, an administrative building called "Beamtenstock" and a salt museum. It is a first-class industrial monument.
Town Hall Square
The "old" town hall covered in frescos and the "new" town hall in simple design form the picturesque backdrop of the town hall square (Rathausplatz) with the Wittelsbach fountain in its centre. The four lion statues adorning the fountain symbolise the four Bavarian regions and their social structure.
St. Zeno monastery and minster
St. Zeno minster was built in the 12th century. The basilica has 3 naves and was constructed within 80 years. It is home to a number of art treasures. Its interior features a Romanesque cloister with gothic ribbed vaults.
Once a year, the Alpine Classic Days (Alpenklassik-Tage) take place in Bad Reichenhall. They are the social highlight of the town. Please do not hesitate to ask us for our special festival arrangements!
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