© Dominik Ketz

Spa House / baroque bathhouse

Short facts

  • Bad Ems
  • historic sites, Roman Limes

The postcard motif par excellence; the magnificent baroque building impresses with its impressive location directly on the banks of the Lahn.

A princess from the House of Nassau-Orange had her private bathing palace built in 1711-20 on the same site where the healing springs were used in the Middle Ages. The centre of the planned three-winged palace complex, which was only built as a two-winged structure, was the original outlet of the Kesselbrunnen fountain. In the 19th century, the princely spa castle even became a royal and imperial holiday residence.

The eastern wing became known as the "Emperor's Wing", as it was here that the future Emperor Wilhelm stayed during his holidays. Today, the Kurhaus is home to Häcker's Grandhotel and the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre.

On the map

Römerstraße 1

56130 Bad Ems

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