Town Hall

Market square with town hall in Bad Wildungen

Market square with town hall in Bad Wildungen

Town hall first documented in 1258. The present neo-classical building originates from the mid-19th century and was annexed during 1997 to two completely renovated half-timbered houses and a new building in order to extend the town's administration offices.

 

 

 

Stadtkirche (Parish Church)

Around the year 1300, construction began on the gothic place of worship.
The region's greatest art treasure, the famous "Wildungen Altar", a unique piece by the Westphalian panel painters was completed by Master Conrad-von-Soest in 1403.
The church can be visited as part of regular guided church tours, old town guided tours and booked excursions.

Opening times:
October to March: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
April to September: 10.30 a.m. - Midday and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

A guided tour of the church takes place every Sunday at 3 p.m. and is free-of-charge. We look forward to your visit. 

 Further information on the Evangelical Parish Church

 

 

Stadtmuseum (Town Museum)

"From the hand-axe to the kidney-shaped table". The town museum in Bad Wildungen displays the stages of development made by early man in the region, starting from the pre-history of the Wildungen area (notable ice age finds, stone-age tools) up to the middle of the 19th century, i.e. until the beginning of the formative phase as a spa resort.

Stadtmuseum, Lindenstraße 9

Opening times: daily except for Mondays: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

 

Springs Museum - Bad Wildungen Pump-Room

The city's Quellenmuseum is situated in the pump-room in Bad Wildungen and through state-of-the-art, museum-based, educational techniques it is able to convey an excellent insight into the history of spa treatments and the resulting sustainable development of the spa town.

Top-class temporary exhibitions in the foyer or in the museum rooms complement the highly-interesting permanent exhibition.
Wandelhalle Bad Wildungen, An der Georg-Viktor-Quelle

Opening times/guided tours:
opened daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
regular guided tours of the museum (see the event calendar for dates).

"Kurschatten"-Brunnen

The "Kurschattenbrunnen" is the place where the old town meets the spa quarters, a place in which to linger and for communication.

A group of people, based on ancient sculptures, forms the focal point of this impressively-designed piece of artwork, which vividly portrays the history of the bathing culture and spa treatments from antiquity to the present day.

The original name of the creation is attributed to a "marginal figure", a shapely lady with a metal shadow inlaid in the pavement, who is turning away from a gentleman in the bath with a meaningful gesture. 

 

Friedrichstein Castle - Altwildungen

The old castle was built on the 300 m-high mountain peak around 1200. The present baroque structure was built between 1704 and 1717.

The castle is now owned by the state of Hesse and houses a much-visited hunting and military museum of the Museumslandschaft Hessen-Kassel (mhk (Museum Landscape of Hesse-Kassel)) amongst other things. The showpiece of the exhibition is the unique "Turkish Booty".
The richly-decorated baroque ballroom belongs to the restaurant-café.
Often, it also serves as a glamorous venue for high-class concert events; in the castle courtyard well-known open-air events (i.e. "Folk at the Castle" Festival) regularly take place.

The terrace is a popular lookout point with fantastic views across the old town, the spa quarters and the Kellerwald.

Museum Friedrichstein Castle, Schlossstrasse, 34537 Bad Wildungen
Contact: Tel. 05621 / 6577
Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday, public holidays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

 Further information

 

Lapidary - Rock Exhibition at the Castle

From the entrance at the car park beneath Friedrichstein Castle, a corridor has been cut into the dolomite rock which leads to a high, subterranean vault, the lapidary's central exhibition area.
Greywacke, shale, nodular limestone, ores, etc, provide an overview on the geological development, of course, the fossils trapped within the stone are of particular interest.

Opening times/guided tours:
opened Saturdays from 2.30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
regular guided tours (see events calendar)

Brauhaus Bad Wildungen (Brewery)

Beer culture and brewing seminars - brewery market - rustic catering - guided brewery tours The Brauhaus Bad Wildungen is situated at the centre of the forest on the westward edge of the spa quarters.
One of the smallest micro-breweries in Germany was built here in 1991, managed using a new concept with a great deal of attention to detail. Beer is still brewed according to the old art of brewing (1516 purity law) with beers that are light and dark as well as a Hefebier (yeast beer). Our beers are unfiltered, therefore natural and as well as having a great taste are also healthy too. Particularly the Hefebier which is brewed with 10 % mineral spring water obtained from the local spring.

Besides the dining rooms which are furnished in a rustic-style, there is also a pleasant beer garden. Guided tours of the brewery, the popular brewers market and excellent beer seminars are also offered to interested individuals and groups.

Contact:
Brauhaus Bad Wildungen, Frankenberger Straße 1, 34537 Bad Wildungen Tel. 05621  74150 (or 0162 / 3224876) 

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Living Museum - Odershausen

A few years ago, thanks to a great deal of voluntary dedication on the part of the inhabitants, a "living" museum was established in the district of Oberhausen. There is an exhibition with lovingly-selected agricultural objects which show the rural life of a bygone age.

Regular demonstrations (special event days every 3rd Sunday in the month) with continually-changing activities suitable for the time of year: bread baking, butter churning, fruit wine making, flax processing, spinning, weaving, threshing and much more besides.

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Agricultural Machinery and Tractors demonstrate old farming and artisan techniques which is able to convey the often hard work of the "good old days" more easily.

Admittance: Adults € 2.50, school children € 1
Contact: Tel. 05621 / 4497
Opening days: on special event days (May to Nov), every 3rd Sunday in the month 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hesse's Most Beautiful Garden

Green network - relaxing oasis for visitors and townspeople

As part of Hesse's State Garden Show 2006, a unique green network arose from the pre-existing, well-maintained parkland and the newly-created show gardens to become "Hessen's Most Beautiful Garden" which visitors find so fascinating today.

Many of the attractive facilities still remain for the townspeople and visitors even though the garden show has since ended.

The paths here are barrier-free throughout and historic parks charmingly alternate with modern garden and landscape architecture.   

 

 

 

 

Spa Garden Complex

The legendary spa garden complex of Bad Wildungen and the sister spa town of Reinhardshausen have elegantly grown together in harmony with nature to form Europe's largest spa gardens and "Hessen's Most Beautiful Garden".

Further information on the Bad Wildungen  Spa gardens

 

 

 

 

 

Show Mine - Bergfreiheit

Former copper ore mine which has now been converted into a remarkable show mine.
Here, visitors can take an expert guided tour below ground following in the footsteps of medieval copper miners.

Contact:  Tel. 05626 / 592
Opening times/guided tours:
all year round from Good Friday until 31st Oct: Wed - Sun 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. 

Gemstone Grinding - Bergfreiheit

For decades now, the Lange Family have been running their fascinating gemstone grinding workshop in the Bad Wildungen district of Bergfreiheit.
As well as gemstones from all over the world, the "Kellerwald agate", a local semi-precious stone, is also processed here. On request, you may also have valuable jewellery items made by master craftsmen according to your own specific ideas. 

As well as the workshop, exhibition rooms and a shop are also part of the business too.

Bergfreiheit - "Snow White Village"

Following along the trail of Snow White from Grimm's famous fairytale will bring you to the idyllic district of Bergfreiheit.
It is said that the erstwhile princess was pursued by her step-mother and found refuge with the dwarves (most likely prematurely senile adolescents, caused by heavy child labour in the mines, lack of sunlight and poor diet) in the village lying at the middle of the Kellerwald. 

Researchers claim that while travelling through North Hesse the famous authors, Jacob and Emil Grimm, discovered the mysterious fate of the Waldeck Count's daughter Margaretha in Bad Wildungen. It is said that this story serves as a historical guideline for the fairytale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.   

Opening times Snow White House
(between 01.04. and 30.09.): Wednesday – Sunday; at 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Group appointments on request: Tel.: 05626 / 1736

Admittance fee:
Adults: € 2, children up to 11 years of age: € 1
Groups of 10: € 1.50

On every second Sunday in the month, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves can be met in person in the Snow White House. 

Dülfershof - Cheese Farm and Jausenstation

A farm situated in an idyllic setting far from villages and roads near Hüddingen/Hundsdorf, traditionally run by a farming family.

Near-natural animal enclosures, own slaughtering, rustic-crafted cheese dairy, home-baked bread, delicious original types of cheese according to old recipes, transform every visit into a memorable experience. 

 
 
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