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Bad Säckingen (D)
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Stage 8, Laufenburg–Bad Säckingen
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ViaRhenana
Stage 9, Bad Säckingen–Rheinfelden
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 8, Bad Zurzach–Rheinfelden
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Seetal–Bözberg
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Bad Säckingen (D)

Bad Säckingen (D)

Bad Säckingen’s old town is one of the most picturesque in southern Germany. The baroque St. Fridolin Minster, Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge and the Castle Schönau Trumpet Museum are objects of interest in this town that borders on Switzerland.
Romantic Bad Säckingen is a spa town on the banks of the Rhine in the Waldshut district of Baden-Württemberg, around 40 km upriver from Basel and situated opposite to Stein in Switzerland. Bad Säckingen is also known as the «Trompeterstadt» or trumpeter town in reference to the verse epos «Trompeter von Säckingen» by Joseph Victor von Scheffel (1826 - 1886).

The light-coloured towers of St. Fridolin Minster can be seen from miles around. This magnificent building, restored in the 17th and 18th centuries in baroque style, is reminiscent in size and significance of the former monastery that probably founded the town in the 7th century. Before the right branch of the Rhine was filled in in 1830, the town was an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Today, there are two bridges connecting the German with the Swiss side of the river at Stein am Rhein – the over 400-year-old wooden bridge with its 203.7 metres length is the longest covered wooden bridge in Europe.

Bad Säckingen has several clinics and spa facilities. The mineral-thermal bath Bad Aqualon aids recuperation and relaxation. Visitors enjoy the cycling path along the Rhine, the nearby Hotzenwald wood, the small Bergsee lake and the Hochschwarzwald (Upper Black Forest). Boat trips on the Rhine are also popular.

The treasury of St. Fridolin Minster exhibits relics, devotional objects and religious art from the nunnery at Säckingen, which was dissolved in 1806. Schönau Castle is home to a one-of-a-kind trumpet museum displaying around 100 musical instruments from four centuries, a local history museum with the Black Forest clock collection and an exhibition on primeval history. Other museums in Bad Säckingen exhibit minerals, carnival masks from the Alemannic region and… rubbish! The collection of the «rubbish» museum comprises objects found on a waste disposal heap. It documents daily life from seventy years ago to today.

Highlights

  • St. Fridolin Minster – magnificent church restored in the 17th and 18th centuries in baroque style, once belonged to the monastery at Säckingen.
  • Trompetenmuseum – one-of-a-kind trumpet museum exhibiting musical instruments from four centuries.
Bad Säckingen’s old town is one of the most picturesque in southern Germany. The baroque St. Fridolin Minster, Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge and the Castle Schönau Trumpet Museum are objects of interest in this town that borders on Switzerland.
Romantic Bad Säckingen is a spa town on the banks of the Rhine in the Waldshut district of Baden-Württemberg, around 40 km upriver from Basel and situated opposite to Stein in Switzerland. Bad Säckingen is also known as the «Trompeterstadt» or trumpeter town in reference to the verse epos «Trompeter von Säckingen» by Joseph Victor von Scheffel (1826 - 1886).

The light-coloured towers of St. Fridolin Minster can be seen from miles around. This magnificent building, restored in the 17th and 18th centuries in baroque style, is reminiscent in size and significance of the former monastery that probably founded the town in the 7th century. Before the right branch of the Rhine was filled in in 1830, the town was an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Today, there are two bridges connecting the German with the Swiss side of the river at Stein am Rhein – the over 400-year-old wooden bridge with its 203.7 metres length is the longest covered wooden bridge in Europe.

Bad Säckingen has several clinics and spa facilities. The mineral-thermal bath Bad Aqualon aids recuperation and relaxation. Visitors enjoy the cycling path along the Rhine, the nearby Hotzenwald wood, the small Bergsee lake and the Hochschwarzwald (Upper Black Forest). Boat trips on the Rhine are also popular.

The treasury of St. Fridolin Minster exhibits relics, devotional objects and religious art from the nunnery at Säckingen, which was dissolved in 1806. Schönau Castle is home to a one-of-a-kind trumpet museum displaying around 100 musical instruments from four centuries, a local history museum with the Black Forest clock collection and an exhibition on primeval history. Other museums in Bad Säckingen exhibit minerals, carnival masks from the Alemannic region and… rubbish! The collection of the «rubbish» museum comprises objects found on a waste disposal heap. It documents daily life from seventy years ago to today.

Highlights

  • St. Fridolin Minster – magnificent church restored in the 17th and 18th centuries in baroque style, once belonged to the monastery at Säckingen.
  • Trompetenmuseum – one-of-a-kind trumpet museum exhibiting musical instruments from four centuries.

Arrival and return Bad Säckingen (D)

Adresse

Tourismuszentrum Bad Säckingen / Kurverwaltung GmbH
Waldshuter Str. 20
79713 Bad Säckingen
Tel. +49 (0) 7761-5683-0
Fax. +49 (0) 7761-5683-17
tourismus@bad-saeckingen.de
www.bad-saeckingen-tourismus.de

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Hotel Compagnoni
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Hotel Garni Oberrhein
Rheinfelden - Baden (D)
Raselli Sport Hotel
Raselli Sport Hotel
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Bad Säckingen (D)
ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 8, Laufenburg–Bad Säckingen
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ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 9, Bad Säckingen–Rheinfelden
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Bad Säckingen (D)
Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 8, Bad Zurzach–Rheinfelden
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG
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