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

Tue 1st May 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018 00:00 am  |  Highlights, Exhibitions, Concerts and theater, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities, Holiday fun
Chursächsischer Sommer - the culture festival in the european spa region

Tue 21st Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018 00:00 am  |  Concerts and theater, Highlights
International Jazz Days Bad Elster

Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Thu 28th Feb 2019 00:00 am  |  Exhibitions, Concerts and theater, Lectures and readings, Wining and dining, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities, Families and children, Highlights
Electoral-Saxon Winter Dreams – The Culture Festival of the Music and Winter Sports Region in the Upper Vogtland

Wed 1st May 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019 00:00 am  |  Highlights, Exhibitions, Concerts and theater, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities, Holiday fun
Chursächsischer Sommer - the culture festival in the european spa region

Fri 16th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019 00:00 am  |  Concerts and theater, Highlights
International Jazz Days Bad Elster

Fri 29th Nov 2019 to Sat 29th Feb 2020 00:00 am  |  Exhibitions, Concerts and theater, Lectures and readings, Wining and dining, Festivals and markets, Guided tours and activities, Families and children, Highlights
Electoral-Saxon Winter Dreams – The Culture Festival of the Music and Winter Sports Region in the Upper Vogtland

Events & exhibitions

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

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:
www.badelster.de

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.