Bad Dürkheim

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Bad (meaning ‘bath’) Durkheim is a german spa town on the edge of the Palatine forest. It lies on the German ‘wine route’ close to the border with France. The town has seven mineral springs and by the early twentieth century was firmly established as a spa destination. There are a variety of things to do and see here. On the edge of the forest are the ruins of Limburg Abbey, an impressive relic dating back to the eleventh century. The local area was a popular hunting ground of old and lodges remain in various states of repair. A quirky feature is the ‘Durkheimer Reisenfass’ - a gigantic barrel which now doubles as a restaurant. The spa house is now home to the casino. The ‘graduation tower’ is a very impressive piece of engineering and at 330 metres long the biggest in Germany. The best places to stay in Bad Durkheim provide an ideal base for exploring the region and sampling the numerous wines.

Best places to stay in Bad Durkheim

For Epicureans

  • Ketschauer Hof is a gourmet’s treat - a ‘wine hotel’ in the middle of Germany’s wine country. It was formerly a manor house - now a smart hotel. Cookery lessons are available along with wine tastings and vineyard visits. The interiors are a blend of the modern and the traditional. There is also a first class Finnish spa.

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  • Ketschauer Hof

    Bad Dürkheim

    A gorgeous wine hotel in Germany's wine region. A large nobleman's manor house with contemporary chic interiors, a gourmet restaurant, wine tasting bistro, Finnish-style spa, and cookery lessons with the head chef. An ideal spot for wine connoisseurs and foodies.

    18 rooms from $226
    Good wine list  -  A wine hotel on the German wine route, it has its own cellar and tasting sessions.
    Foodies  -  Fabulous gourmet restaurant and extensive wine list.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the vineyards.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Kiwi Collection
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