The idyllically situated town of Bad Pyrmont combines an majestically Mediterranean atmosphere with a thriving music scene and healing sulphuric springs. Baroque boulevards complement verdant spa gardens and bubbling springs and mud baths promise to restore and replenish physical ailments. The banks of the River Emmer prove a delightful place to stroll and the plethora of ambient cafes and bespoke boutiques mean visitors can happily spend hours wandering the tree lined streets.
One of Bad Pyrmont’s most iconic landmarks is the beautifully Baroque Pyrmont Castle; a turreted tangle of thick stone walls, protective moats and fearsome gates, the castle’s interior features stucco ceilings painted by influential Italian artist Jacopo Perinetti. Within the historical spa garden of Kurpark, visitors can enjoy verdant visions and calming bodies of water before drinking the mineral enriched and medicinal waters of the Hygllige Born, a reputedly holy and healing water fountain. An area that will harm rather heal is the intriguing Dunsthoele, a cavernous pond upon which layer of deadly gas resides; guided tours explain the captivating complexity of this natural phenomenon.
For an intriguing insight and visual banquet, the Museum Im Schloss Bad Pyrmont is a fantastic choice. Housing aesthetically stunning art works that depict the history of the town in a former papal palace, the museum offers a holistic picture of the town’s historical heritage and enjoys an idyllic location upon the riverbanks.
Home to the annual asparagus festival, Bad Pyrmont is the perfect place to sample an expertly executed example of the verdant vegetable. A firm favourite amongst locals is the Gasthof Schellental, a cosy and charming German and Polish fusion restaurant that specialised in traditional treats. A signature favourite is the Pentecost Asparagus dinner, a creative combination of asparagus, chorizo and eggs designed to satisfy and delight.(Am Schellenhof 1, 31812 Bad Pyrmont, Germany)