Bad Rappenau - traditional spa in Germany's south
Close to romantic Heidelberg, not far away from Black Forrest, located at Germany`s Castle Road - this is Bad Rappenau. As one of the largest spa cities with a tradition of some 170 years, Bad Rappenau is well known for its medical indications. Saturated salt water in hightest quality is our speciality. For indications such as unspecific and allergic disorders of the respiratory system, chronic rheumatic diseases, skin diseases, neurological rehabilitation, speech and voice disorders and cancer aftercare, Bad Rappenau has the best reputation.
With a relaxing climate, this spa city has extraordinary bio-climatic conditions. A high amount of mild or warm days with above-average sunshine make the area an ideal place for any kind of outdoor activities. Strolling around or biking in the slight hilly terrain means having fun and breathing fresh air.
Bad Rappenau is also called "The City Of Parks". With its "Kurpark","Schlosspark" and "Salinenpark it will be more and more the destination of many visitors. The parks will be designed completely from scratch with gorgeous plants and areas where you can relax. In the "Salinenpark" you can find the biggest attraction of all the three parks: the salt work. In Baden-Wuerttemberg`s only open air inhalatorium the ambient air is enriched with salt from brine trickling bushwood, which helps with alleviation of respiratory problems. Other attractions are the time forest with its forest path and animal enclosure, as well as the lavender labyrinth. In the "Kurpark", the lake, bordered by old trees and colourful flowerbeds, is at the heart of the spa grounds. The palace garden, the oldest park, with the moated castle and hydropathic treating facility, lies along the a watercourse.
The Bad Rappenau salt water is brought to light from the depth of 180 metres. A salt and mineral concentration of 27 % is extremely high (compared with 3.5 % average in the oceans) and even tops the Dead Sea. Therefore it has become an infallible remedy. Together with ultraviolet rays the salt water is an empiric therapy especially to heal psoriasis. It helps mobilising the healing process of plenty of deseases. The enormous lifting force takes the pressure from your spine and joints. The musculature relaxes. Up to 34° centigrade hot salt water in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Bad Rappenau support the effect of every therapy.
Seven Clinics, two in- and outdoor swimming pools (salt water), a therapeutic centre, an Ayurveda Centre, beauty and fitness facilities - this all belongs to the medical infrastructure of Bad Rappenau with more than a Million visits each year. Wellness and Health Care will become a mega-trend in Germany's tourism.
Eight Castles within the territory of Bad Rappenau and its outskirts belong to the most important landmarks as well as the Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest remaining after the Nazi-terror in Germany. An early Roman settlement also belongs to the remarkable sights. The surrounding is famous for its high quality red wine speciality, the Lemberger. Affordable, cosy guesthouses (sometimes called "Besen") or gourmet restaurants offer regional and international cuisine.