Bad Homburg

Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, commonly referred to as Bad Homburg, is a town just outside Frankfurt in Hesse, Germany.

Understand

Arguably, the main attraction in Bad Homburg is its Kurpark, a large park near the centre of the city within which are many mineral water fountains and monuments. The Kurpark roughly runs parallel to Louisenstraße, a long pedestrian mall lined with shops and a few nearby attractions such as the Landgrave Castle. One should consider walking through the Kurpark in one direction and along Louisenstraße in the other.

Get in

By train

Take the S-Bahn line S5, regional train to get to Bad Homburg or the subway U2 from Frankfurt to station „Gonzenheim“ and then the bus.

The RMV website has schedules. For 2-5 people travelling together on a day trip from Frankfurt, the RMV group day ticket (Gruppentageskarte) is more economical and more convenient that using single trip tickets.

By car

The town is north west of the A5 - A661 interchange.

Get around

See

Kurpark

Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad in the Kurpark
Elisabethenbrunnen in the Kurpark

Kurpark (also called Bad Homburg Central Park) is a large park in the center of the city with mineral springs, the Kaiser-Wilhelm Bath, a small golf course, the Spielbank Casino, two Siamese pavilions, the Russian Chapel, Tennis courts, a big pond and a garden for blind people. There are occasional classical concerts near Wandel Hall at the eastern end of "Brunnenallee" (Avenue of Fountains).

Here is a list of attractions:

Castles

Saalburg Main Gate

Parks

Other Sites

Do

Buy

Bad Homburg has a shopping district along Louisenstraße, a pedestrian mall about 700 metres long.

Eat

Sleep

Go next

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