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

29.11.2019 to 29.02.2020  |  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

Events & exhibitions

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

Free admission to the park
öffentliche Grünanlage

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (80 km)

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Royal Grounds Bad Elster

Touristinformation Bad Elster

Badstraße 25 | 08645 Bad Elster

+49 (0) 37437 53 900

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Opening hours and admission prices

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Free entry

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