Bad Herrenalb offers a wide range of attractions.
Bad Herrenalb Museum
In its permanent exhibition the museum displays the Bernt collection of special hand-made ?end-of-work tiles? (it was a tradition to mark the last tile of the day). The exhibition is complemented by earlier tiles from the former brick kiln dating back to the 15th century.
Spa centre and spa gardens
The spa complex built in 1894 is the focal point of Bad Herrenalb?s cultural life. Three large halls host all types of festivities, exhibitions and concerts. The spa gardens lie adjacent to the spa centre. In summer, concerts are regularly held outdoors.
Cistercian monastery / Historic Trail
The monastery founded in 1149 by Count Berthold III of Eberstein constitutes the heart of the town that subsequently developed. Some buildings have survived. The Historic Trail points out further remains of the former monastery buildings. Flyers are available in English and French at the Tourist Office. Directly adjacent to the monastery is the historic ?Klosterstrasse? (?monastery street?) with shops, cafés and restaurants.
You can go water-treading in one of our Kneipp basins by the monastery, in the ?Dobelbachweg? or in the village of Bernbach.
There is an exceptional view of the town from the ?Falkenstein? rocks. You can also explore the surrounding region and visit cities as Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, Stuttgart and Baden-Baden.
Explore the surrounding area:
Ettlingen (approx. 20 km)
The centre of this 1,200-year-old town is well worth seeing with its many restored buildings, the baroque castle and timber-framed houses as well as its leisurely shopping area with cafés and restaurants. For art and culture lovers there is a wide variety of events ranging from music and dance to theatre, cabaret and exhibitions.
Baden-Baden (approx. 25 km)
This elegant spa town welcomes you with a casino, a philharmonic orchestra, an art gallery, a theatre, festival hall, museums and a racecourse. It is also famous for its thermal baths and spa facilities.
Karlsruhe (approx. 30 km)
With its palace, galleries, museum of fine art, museums, ?Badisches Staatstheater? theatre and opera house and zoo, the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Baden, which is often nicknamed ?fan city? on account of its architectural layout, has many tourist attractions to offer. It also has excellent shopping facilities!
Freudenstadt in the Black Forest (approx. 63 km)
This beautiful town in the Northern Black Forest is well-known in particular for its market square - the largest enclosed square in Germany - with its arcades and water fountains.
Stuttgart (approx. 75 km)
The state capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg is well worth a visit on account of its castle, the state parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg, its theatre, opera, musicals and world-famous ballet, its museums and the famous art gallery ?Staatsgalerie Stuttgart?, to name just a few. And the ?Königsstrasse? is a well-known shopping mile.
Strasbourg (approx. 80 km)
This European city with its cathedral, innumerable sights and its legendary cuisine is an absolute must.
Triberg in the Black Forest (approx. 135 km)
Triberg, the renowned town of clocks, offers scores of variations of the world-famous cuckoo clock. But the highest waterfalls in Germany can also be found in Triberg.