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The town is called Bad Münster am Stein. Bad does not have anything to do with bad = not good, but is the German name for spa. [Please see VTer's Don /@Nemorino description of the term Bad = spa, he has the better words that there is nothing bad at all with "Bad" :-) ]
Bad Münster achieved the right to be spa town in 1905, although “baths” were already offered since 1478 and health treatments since 1871. Especially the salines in town and in neighbour town of Bad Kreuznach have been very popular since ages. When I was a kid and lived near Mannheim, several of my classmates had pertussis and instead of being sent to northern Germany’s North Sea coasts, they spent time in Bad Münster and could get rid of their coughing.
The health & spa treatment complex (or the “Bad” complex in Bad Münster) must surely be one of the most charming “Bad” ones in whole Germany, especially for its very photogenic main house, called Kurmittelhaus (which translates into spa middle house, although I have no idea where the “middle” comes from). It was built just after the town received the official spa rights, 1910, in what is being described as “northern art deco” style. Not that I really see something art deco in the house, but the roof style is definitely assembling the roofs in northern Germany. I haven’t been inside yet, since it was too late, but given the photo on the website (second photo next to “Heilquellen”) it must look wonderful. It was recently renovated. It is beautifully illuminated in the evening. And during pre Christmas time, the Christmas market is being held here - what a splendid backdrop!
The park is also very much relaxing. If we would have been there earlier I am sure we would have stayed here a bit and enjoyed the views and the many fountains. The park is flanked by salines.
Location of Bad Münster’s Kurmittelhaus (health & spa complex) on Google Maps.
© Ingrid D., April 2012 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)
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