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Where is Bad Mergentheim?
The German town of Bad Mergentheim lies in the north eastern part of Baden-Württemberg about 35 km from the city of Würzburg. It is home to around 24,000 people and it is the biggest town of the Main-Tauber District. It was first mentioned in documents in 1058, since 1926 Bad Mergentheim has been an officially recognized spa town. It was the headquarter of the Teutonic Order from 1526 to 1809. Today the town is known for its four mineral springs providing health, rest, and relaxation. The Bad Mergentheim webcam shows live images from Ketterberg to the town and the picturesque Taubertal valley.
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.
What to do in Bad Mergentheim?
Explore the beautiful surrounding of Bad Mergentheim on the bicycle or on extended walks. Bad Mergentheim sits at the romantic street – the oldest and most popular holiday road in Germany. Tauber Bicycle route through the picturesque Tauber Valley is a true classic whether you take your own bike or rent an e-bike. Tauber valley cycle route features various degrees of difficulty on 101 km. 133,33 km Panorama Trail Tauber Valley or 180 km Way of St. James are also popular cycling and walking routes.
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What to do in Bad Mergentheim when the weather is bad?
In case you have visited all the museums, relax at Solymar Therme on a rainy day. Enjoy the sauna, the spa area, the six vital and salt-water baths filled with valuable thermal water. The kids will love the two water slides as well as the swimming pools.
How to get to Bad Mergentheim?
If you travel by car take the A3 or A7 to Würzburg, then onto B19 to Bad Mergentheim. You can also take the train to this spa town. The closest airports are Nurnberg, Stuttgart or Frankfurt am Main.