Maxwasser TempleTo the point
Maxbrunnen, Am Kurgarten, Bad Kissingen, Germany
Rakoczy/Pandur FountainTo the point
Pandur & Rakoczy Quelle, Am Kurgarten, Bad Kissingen, Germany
FountainhallTo the point
Brunnen- und Wandelhalle, Am Kurgarten, Bad Kissingen, Germany
Kneipp landscape in LuitpoldparkTo the point
Unnamed Road, 97688 Bad Kissingen, Germany
Saale MeanderTo the point
Saale Mäander, Bad Kissingen, Germany
Multimedia Fountain in the Rose GardenTo the point
Rosengarten, Balthasar-Neumann-Promenade, Bad Kissingen, Germany
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In 1911, the Max Temple was built, which gives the Max Fountain a worthy appearance. On the edge of the spa park is this oldest of the seven healing fountains of Bad Kissingen. It is also called the Sour Fountain, as the spring water is a sodium chloride acidling, which was first mentioned in 1520. The fountain was given its present name with the new version under King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria. In his honour, he has been called Max Fountain since 1815. The healing effect of the water is indicated especially in catarrhes of the upper airways, as well as in kidney, urinary tract, stomach and intestinal disorders. The fountain is freely accessible and its water is served daily at fixed times in the fountain hall. If you want to convince yourself of the healing effect, you can do so at any time at the freely accessible fountain (outside the spa park). The pavilion itself with the healing springs version can be visited from the spa garden.
Service times in the fountain hall:
Monday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday and holidays: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
In 1835, a roofing of the Rakoczy and Pandur springs was planned. The hall should provide guests with adequate shelter when drinking the water, as well as protecting the two springs Rakoczy and Pandur from contamination by surface water and other contaminants. King Ludwig I therefore approved the designs and construction of the Fountain Pavilion. Here, the two famous healing springs with various positive effects for health can still be tapped and tasted directly from the noble taps.
In 1841, the iron fountain hall (also called the fountain pavilion and fountain temple) was built in the Bavarian state bath Bad Kissingen on behalf of the Bavarian King Ludwig I. The designs were provided by the well-known builder Friedrich von Gärtner. On May 15, 1842, the hall was inaugurated. This was the first civil engineering building in Bavaria and one of the first in Germany, which was built entirely as a cast-iron skeleton building. It was therefore rightly regarded at that time as the most outstanding well construction of all European spas. In 1909, however, the hall had to be demolished again and was replaced at the same place in 1911 by the present fountain and conversion hall in solid construction. This fountain hall allows a stay independent of the weather as well as a treatment of the popular healing waters from various springs.
The service hours for healing water are daily from 07:00 – 09:00 and on weekdays additionally 16:00 – 18:00.
(c) Bayer. Bad Kissingen State Bath GmbH_Foto Heji Shin
Kneipp landscape in Luitpoldpark
With the Mediterranean Kneipp landscape in Luitpoldpark, you can strengthen your cardiovascular system in the spacious water treading pool and relax on benches and sun loungers. Palm trees, potted plants and a scented garden provide a Mediterranean ambience. Depending on the weather conditions, the Kneipp landscape can be used from spring to autumn. Information boards on the correct application can be found on site. Another Kneipp basin can be found at the graduation plant.
Near the Kneipp landscape you will also find the barefoot labyrinth. As a symbol of life with its changes, a 500 m long winding path leads to the middle and out again. The soil is covered with grass, sand, bark mulch, gravel and wood – especially with bare feet a boon for body and soul. The barefoot labyrinth is accessible all year round.
As well as the sound garden, in this multi-day spherical music sounds and mixes with the chirping of the birds in the park. Enjoy the relaxing sounds in the deckchair or walking around the Klanggartenmeadow! Playing times are daily from Easter to October: 10:00 – 11:30, 15:00 – 16:30 and 19:00 – 20:30.
Photo and text: https://www.badkissingen.de/
The meander (winding of the river run) of the Franconian Saale is a relatively young area at the height of the tennis courts. In the course of the flood avoidance, the course of the Saale was changed and large areas were renaturalized. This created this habitat for a diverse flora and fauna directly in the magnificent Luitpold Park. The shallow water of the Saale as well as the adjacent beach-volley-ball field invite young and old to relax and to actively relax. Of course, you are also welcome to swim in the Franconian Saale. The water quality is constantly checked and especially in summer a cool bath offers a welcome change for young and old.
Multimedia Fountain in the Rose Garden
The heart of the Rosengarten is the multimedia fountain, which is unique in Germany. Every day, enchanting musical water choreographies can be experienced up close. In addition to musically under-painted dancing water fountains to a wide variety of music pieces, the regular beamer shows are considered a special highlight. These take place after dark. The most beautiful thing to do is to view these shows from Ludwigstraße at the height of the Regent’s Building. Here is also a corresponding board with hints about playing times and further information about the fountain. Even without a beamer show, there is an impressive view of the rose garden and the colourfully illuminated water fountains from here in the evening hours.
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