Royal Grounds Bad Elster

Appointed »Royal Saxon State Spa« due to its benefical and healing sources, Bad Elster turned into a posh and fashionable spa town for European high society from the middle of the 19th century. Even Goethe is said to have found his inspiration for the epic poem »Hermann und Dorothea« right here.

For sure, the cultural and festival town in Vogtland border triangle was proud of the poet's visit in 1795. It became clear when, in 1911, the Bad Elster Natural Theater was inaugurated performing a festive play elaborating on that very piece of poetry. Still today, the first open-air stage of Germany counts among the trump cards of the town, altogether with its spacious parks and splendid buildings. The historical spa park laid out in 1850 in the style of an English landscape park also invites visitors to take a stroll. Rare shrubs, colorful flower beds and sap-green lawns, topical gardens, sculptures, trick fountains and Lake Louisa relax both mind and soul. 

Surrounding the historical Albert Spa Bath in the heart of the town, the Royal Spa House, the KunstWandelhalle art forum, King Albert Theater and three music pavilions invite to enjoy more than 1,000 events. Together with top-flight ensembles and artists, the »Chursaechsische Philharmonic« Bad Elster stages numerous cultural events every year along the »short-distance festive mile«.

Events & exhibitions

28.11.2019 to 28.02.2020  |  Events, Concerts and theater, Lectures and readings, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities, Wining and dining, Families and children
Electoral-Saxon Winter Dreams – A Culture Festival for the Music and Winter Sports Region in the Upper Vogtland

13.08.2020 to 15.08.2020  |  Events, Concerts and theater
International Jazz Days in Bad Elster

30.04.2020 to 03.10.2020  |  Events, Concerts and theater, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities
Electoral-Saxon Summer – A Culture Festival in the European Spa Region

27.11.2020 to 28.02.2021  |  Events, Concerts and theater, Lectures and readings, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities, Wining and dining, Families and children
Electoral-Saxon Winter Dreams – A Culture Festival for the Music and Winter Sports Region in the Upper Vogtland

19.08.2021 to 21.08.2021  |  Events, Concerts and theater
International Jazz Days in Bad Elster

30.04.2021 to 02.10.2021  |  Events, Concerts and theater, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities
Electoral-Saxon Summer – A Culture Festival in the European Spa Region

26.11.2021 to 27.02.2022  |  Events, Concerts and theater, Lectures and readings, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities, Wining and dining, Families and children
Electoral-Saxon Winter Dreams – A Culture Festival for the Music and Winter Sports Region in the Upper Vogtland

Events & exhibitions

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

Free admission to the park
öffentliche Grünanlage

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (80 km)

Arrival information:

Contact

Royal Grounds Bad Elster

Touristinformation Bad Elster

Badstraße 25 | 08645 Bad Elster

+49 (0) 37437 53 900
touristinfo@badelster.de

More information available at:
badelster.de/

Opening hours and admission prices

Closed opens Su. -----

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Free entry

Further information on opening hours and admission prices can be found here