On 24 July, UNESCO decided to recognise Bad Ems as a World Heritage Site as a part of the Great Spa Towns of Europe. The spa town on the Lahn has thus received the highest international distinction that can be bestowed on a cultural site. It certifies that Bad Ems has an outstanding cultural heritage, the preservation of which is in the interest of all mankind.
Our natural and cultural paradise
You will find us in the heart of a nature park, nestled between the romantic Middle Rhine and charming Lahn Valley. We invite you to go on a journey of discovery with us and to spend a wonderful time with us. Let us spoil you to your heart's content. With us you can enjoy nature and culture in many different ways, take care of body and soul and spend a carefree time.
Experience picturesque little villages along the Lahn or discover intactt nature while hiking and cycling. Let yourself be inspired by imperial bathing culture and enjoy our wine directly at the winegrower. You need a break from everyday life? Then our thermal spa will do you good.
That's why you'll love your vacation with us
Out and about
Here you can hike for hours without being disturbed, from a romantic walk along the idyllic riverbank to the sweaty ascent in the gorge. Our hiking favourite: The Lahnwanderweg
The Lahnradweg is one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Germany and will delight you with its picturesque meadows and dreamy little towns
The Lahn is a huge adventure playground and at the same time an oasis of tranquility. Whether by canoe, kayak or on the SUP, there are plenty of different fun filled activities, according to your requirements.
Enjoy with all senses
For you there is nothing more exciting than the flair and the story(s) of past centuries? In the legendary world bath Bad Ems and in medieval Nassau you can feel both at every turn.
Solemnly dining in the marble hall like the kings of old, admiring the sunset in the panorama restaurant or enjoying our local wines in the rustic wine tavern - come along on a culinary journey!
With us you can experience Germany's biggest flower parade or a Bahamas night at the Lahn beach. Take a look at the highlights that are still waiting for you
In best hands
Europe's largest and leading Ayurveda clinic is the right address for you if you want to receive holistic medical treatment
Our thermal spa not only fascinates guests of all ages, it also includes Germany’s first floating river sauna. Our "temple of living" is also one of the most beautiful and modern in the country
Have you ever had a sip of 43 degrees warm healing water or inhaled real Emser salt? You can try it with us. We have incredible 15 healing springs!
This makes the Bad Ems flower parade the largest in Germany
The Kurwaldbahn is one of the steepest funiculars railways in the world
The casino Bad Ems is the oldest in Germany
You can especially look forward to these events
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Bad Ems
Bad Ems with its historic core, the historic spa district, is part of the "Great Spas of Europe", the most important historic spa towns in Europe. Together with these, Bad Ems is on the UNESCO nomination list as a future world cultural heritage site.