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

Sun 11th Mar 2018 to Sun 25th Mar 2018 00:00 am  |  Concerts and theater, Lectures and readings, Guided tours and activities, Families and children, Wining and dining, Exhibitions
Cure-Saxon Mozart-Weeks at Bad Elster

Sun 20th May 2018 10:00 am - 17:00 pm  |  Festivals and markets, Families and children
Equipage Bad Elster - Edle Pferde & Historische Kutschen

Fri 22nd Jun 2018 to Sun 24th Jun 2018 00:00 am  |  Festivals and markets
Brunnenfest Bad Elster

Events & exhibitions

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

Free admission to the park
öffentliche Grünanlage
Further benefits
5 % Rabatt auf Leistungen der Tourist-Information Bad Elster (z.B. Führungs- und Veranstaltungstickets)

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (80 km)

Arrival information:


Royal Grounds Bad Elster

Touristinformation Bad Elster

Badstraße 25 | 08645 Bad Elster

+49 (0) 37437 53 900

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Opening hours

The park is open all year round.

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 0,00 EUR

There is free admission to the park all year round.

Subject to modifications.