The spa city and wine growing district of Bad Kreuznach

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Parkhotel Kreuznach © Axolotl Nr. 733

Parkhotel Kreuznach © Axolotl Nr. 733

Bad Kreuznach is the capital of the district of Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located on the Nahe river, a tributary of the Rhine. The town and the surrounding areas are renowned both nationally and internationally for their wines, especially from the Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau grape varieties. The villas of rich citizens built during the German Empire (1871–1918) are very typical of the town.

In 1958, in Bad Kreuznach, the French President Charles de Gaulle and the West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer agreed on the restoration of Franco-German relations, codified on 22 January 1963 at the Élysée Palace.

Mannheimerstrasse © Traveler100 St Paul's Church © Axolotl Nr. 733 Nahe bridge houses © Traveler100 Nahe bridge houses © Markus Schweiß Historic Dr Faust house © Axolotl Nr. 733 Eiermarkt © Axolotl Nr. 733 Bad Kreuznach Panorama © Axolotl Nr. 733 Schuhgasse in the older part of Bad Kreuznach © Axolotl Nr. 733 Parkhotel Kreuznach © Axolotl Nr. 733
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Schuhgasse in the older part of Bad Kreuznach © Axolotl Nr. 733
The main sights are:

  • The Bridge Houses (see picture) that are built on the bridge that crosses the Nahe River in central Bad Kreuznach along the Walkplatz.
  • The Pauluskirche (St. Paul’s Church), where Karl Marx was married to Jenny von Westphalen in 1843.
  • The Kurhaus (built 1913) is a hotel and bath house. The baths which give the town its name contain the noble gas radon, with supposedly curative properties.
  • The Dr-Faust-Haus (built 1507) was the home of Johann Georg Faust, the alchemist on whom the Faust tale is said to be based.
  • Two mosaics dating from a Roman villa (ca 250 AD) are displayed in an on-site museum, the Römerhalle. The tombstone of Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera is also on view here.
  • Kreuznach’s wine is well known.
  • For 50 years Kreuznach was home to a United States Army base, Rose Barracks, including headquarters of the U.S. 8th Infantry Division and later the U.S. 1st Armored Division, which closed down in May 2001.

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