In 1929 Bad Reichenhall’s alpine salt production was transferred to the New Saltworks. Nevertheless the Old Saltworks’ waterwheels still continue to pump brine out of the depths. This salt solution is now used solely for curative and health purposes and greatly contributes to the fame of the Bavarian State Spa of Bad Reichenhall as a health-giving destination.
Following the Tracks of Alpine Salt
Though the Berchtesgadener Land has been associated with salt for centuries, Bad Reichenhall has been a salt production source for millennia! Salt was, and still is, an essential part of our diet and used to be the source of wealth and power.
The Philharmonic Orchestra
In 1868 Josef Gungl assembled the first 'spa orchestra' and by so doing, founded what was to become a traditional concert orchestra that still boasts fame today. Since 1948, the orchestra has proudly carried the title of 'philharmonic'.
The best way to discover Bad Reichenhall is on a guided walking tour through the elegant spa town with its curative establishments, open-air brine inhalation facility, numerous fountains and the medieval elements of this historic salt producing settlement.
The Royal Spa Garden
The Spa Garden was landscaped in 1868 by the royal Bavarian court gardener Carl von Effner and is considered to be one of central Europe’s most beautiful of this kind. It is harmoniously surrounded by stately architecture such as that of the Circular Concert Hall, the Königliches Kurhaus and the Lobby building