"Bad Meinberg" Horn-Bad Meinberg by MD2nd

Horn-Bad Meinberg Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 89 photos

The installed candles around the Kurpark's sculptures and crafts, are there to say: Herzlich Willkommen - Welcome. The candles seen on the photo, are only a small portion of the sea of light­ ­that happens only during so called Grosse Kurpark­be­leuch­tung around midnight. Grosse Kurparkbeleuchtung is a big candlelight event that belongs to Bad Meinberg's annual Weinfest. This Weinfest takes place in May and lasts 4 days. Entry is free. Main part of this festival is the offer of a selection of wine provided by different wine growers of Germany. Also provided are meals of local cookery, snacks, pizzas, smoked fish.

Also there's live music and an outdoor dancefloor under a hopfully sunny sky, and a rainless night. The Californian Dance Band does some nice, mostly German, mainstream songs. Not sure where the Californian part of the band's name comes from maybe they simply love CA.

The add of the German/Austrian term Bad (=spa) to a town's name like the add of Bad to the town of Horn-Bad Meinberg, is only then given when the presence of Heilbaeder (=medical spas/thermal baths/fountains) is confirmed. The title Bad (=spa) ensures that the certain town provides certain medical conditions which are government awarded.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Modest yet marvelous spot, keeping its natural environments. Entry to Kurpark is free.
  • Cons:Folks and stores seem to drift from their town to big cities.
  • In a nutshell:Very friendly locals, great nature, close to Bad Pyrmont and Detmold.
  • Intro Updated May 29, 2013
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    The Garten der Sinne looks absolutey charming too. Such lovely places Sunshine! Relaxating at Bad Meinberg's Kurpark among the wide open green grass and lovely purples blooms looks fantastic. Nice page!

  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    Great to see that there already is a page about this nice town, I've just spent some great days in Bad Meinberg.

  • Tom_In_Madison's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2011 at 5:14 AM

    that ice cream looked huge! And quite tasty too I bet.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Nice tips on this good looking spa not far from Detmold. You seem to know this region very well. I have only been to the larger towns (Detmold, Bielefeld, Minden, Hameln).

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2010 at 8:06 AM

    another beautiful village - love the garden with the staircases. and never met a gooseberry pie i didn't like. interesting, fun to visit a new city.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    The greenery and gardens here look very nice and you captured the essence of the beauty for this town. What nice pictures.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Stunning page, thanks for the explanation of adding Bad to a towns name, never knew that ;-)


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