What's going on in Bad Mergentheim?
Explore the town’s history on a stroll through the historic old town. Milchlingsbrunnen Fountain – the landmark of the town – can be found at the Market Square. It portrays a knight leaning on a shield of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, Wolfgang Schutzbar. Right next to it there are the neoclassic twin houses built in 1780. Opposite the twin houses you find the old town hall built in 1564. The Bell Tower of Münster St. Johannes Baptist defines the image of the town. The church treasure is exhibited on the upper floor. One of Germany’s most important painting of the late Gothic period can be visited at the Stuppach Parish Church: Stuppacher Madonna by Matthias Grünewald.
The baroque Deutschordensschloss is another highlight that must be visited. Being the headquarters of the Teutonic Order, the medieval moated castle was more and more rebuilt into a palace during the 16th century. Besides pompous halls you also find the famous Berwart-Staircase by Blasius Berwart. Anyone interested in the history of the Teutonic Order and Bad Mergentheim should visit the Deutschordensmuseum featuring the Mörike-Kabinett, a dollhouse collection and the Adelsheim'sche Antiquity Collection. Concerts and literary events regularly take place in the Red Hall. Do not miss to visit the beautiful castle church.
The castle also includes a park boasting 20,000 plants, huge old trees, various bridges, streams, two Lusthouses, a maze and waterworks.
About four kilometres from the town centre you find Bad Mergentheim Wildlife Park – home to 70 various types of animals including the biggest wolf pack in Europe. It is possible to stay overnight at the park. Families will enjoy activities such as archery and tree climbing.