Similar to Kestert on the opposite bank of the river, the people of Bad Salzig
made their living mainly as wine growers, changing to fruit farming later on. It was also the village’s special location, stretched out along the riverbank, which made it the hub of the tug boat trade which once flourished on the river. Many of the larger Rhine shipping companies had agencies, offices, message stations and messenger boats here.
Bad Salzig only acquired the charm of a spa town in the early 20th century. It had been known for a long time that there was a saline-sulphur spring here, but this only started to be properly exploited after further springs were tapped. After this, the spa developed rapidly and today Bad Salzig is the only spa town in the UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the region’s special attractions. As they did in the past, today’s visitors still enjoy strolling through the well-tended park in its beautiful natural setting and relaxing in the healing waters of the springs. Bad Salzig is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a peaceful oasis in which to revitalize mind and body.
- health resort
- Health spa and thermal baths
- Sundays: spa concerts from May to September
- Johannes Fair (May)
- Aegidius Fair (August / September)
- Picnic and ‘Classics in the Park’ (June)