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Enshrouded in the verdant beauty of the Tauber Valley, the charming town of Bad Mergentheim offers visitors an enriching mix of cultural heritage, restorative health resorts and natural splendour. Aptly occupying space on the world famous Romantic Road, the picturesque vistas of the town belong on a postcard; sun-drenched vineyards and flower saturated meadows decorate the town borders and beg to be explored by curious visitors, while the austere architecture exemplifies the sophistication and style of this serene spa town.
Housed within the sprawling and serene Spa Garden are some of Bad Mergentheim’s finest features; in the heart of the garden is the Pump Room, the social nucleus of the spa town which buzzes with social chatter and the sound of running water. The garden’s fabulous Fountains are a delight for the eyes and ears while the Japanese Gaden transports visitors to the exotic land of the rising sun. The celestial interior of St. Mary’s Church is not to be missed due to the prismatic stained glass windows, subterranean tomb and interminable cloisters.
In an unostentatious chapel deep within a local parish church, a venerated painting depicting the Virgin Mary resides. Considered one of the most important works of medieval panel painting, the Stuppach Madonna Is a transcendental religious work that will inspire awe in its beholders. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the German Teutonic Order Museum is housed within the wondrous walls of the Mergentheim Castle and exhibits intriguing artefacts and precious paintings that explain the history, culture and traditions of the Order.
Hailed by locals and tourists alike as the town’s most remarkable restaurant, Zunftstube Poseidon serves gourmet Greek gastronomy with subtle German influences. Creamy moussaka and marinated sea bream rank amongst the restaurant’s most delectable dishes and the elegant yet rustic interior creates an atmospheric ambience in which to dine.(Hans-Heinrich-Ehrler-Platz 42, 97980 Bad Mergentheim, Germany)