Kurpark Bad Lausick © G.Weber

Kurpark Bad Lausick © G.Weber

Bad Düben spa resort

Moorerlebnisgarten Bad Düben © Hüller Fotografie
Bad Düben moor discovery garden © Hüller Photography

Welcome to Bad Düben, the southern gate to the Düben Heath nature reserve, right on the bank of the Mulde. This pretty spa town lies between the cities of Leipzig, Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Torgau, roughly 30 km from each. All the roads and paths come together at the foot of Düben Castle, where you take some time to enjoy a stroll through the historic old town. Lovingly renovated buildings and small, elegant shops, cafés and restaurants will tempt you to linger. You can find a treat for your eyes and your stomach with an ice cream, coffee or tasty snack on the terraces in the old town. What's more, the town hall on Marktplatz, which was only recently renovated, has an entertaining feature: every hour on the hour, two billy goats butt heads beneath the clock. The tower of the 12th-century church of St. Nicholas rises well above the rooftops of Bad Düben and can be seen from far and wide. An unmistakeable landmark of Bad Düben is the 1000-year-old Düben Castle, which both the town and the surrounding region are named after. This historic building is closely associated with names such as Hans Kohlhase, Heinrich von Kleist, King Gustav Adolf II of Sweden, and Napoleon. The castle now houses the Düben Heath Landscape Museum and features a restored ship mill in the former moat. Alongside the usual tourist and nature reserve information, the new nature reserve visitor centre hosts a multimedia exhibition created by the Düben Heath nature reserve on the topics of "Experience Wild Animals/Beavers", "Home and Nature" and "Climate Change".
Over 100 years ago, the discovery of a rich deposit of moor mud led to the establishment of a mud bath here. The therapeutic properties of mud are still recognised at the HEIDE SPA Hotel & Resort spa & wellness centre today. Here, you can immerse yourself in Saxony's world of wellness, be pampered from head to toe and enjoy spa culture in a sophisticated atmosphere. It's just a short walk in your bath robe from the four-star wellness hotel directly to the different relaxation and treatment areas. You can learn all sorts of fascinating facts about this natural remedy on a tour of the moor discovery garden. Take off your shoes and socks and step into the moor wading pool to feel the beneficial effects for yourself.

On a stroll through the adjacent spa gardens, you can tread historic paths and enjoy the outdoors in peace. The spa gardens were established in 1848 and were among the first public pleasure grounds in Germany. With their fountains, flowers and rhododendron plants, small treatment facilities, a barefoot path and a wonderful variety of trees, the gardens are an idyllic oasis of relaxation. They encircle the Waldkrankenhaus (forest hospital), a specialist orthopaedic hospital and rehabilitation centre with its specialist cardiology, neurology and orthopaedic clinics. Since its renovation, the traditional Kurhaus Hotel & Restaurant in the middle of the gardens is an inviting place to linger over culinary delights and enjoy the spa's summer concerts.

Bad Lausick spa resort

Bad Lausick spa gardens © G. Weber
Bad Lausick spa gardens © G. Weber
The thermal spa of Bad Lausick to the south-east of Leipzig has a history dating back 900 years. Its first inhabitants were Sorbians and named the village "Luzke", which translates approximately to "bog and meadow landscape".
After springs of curative water were discovered by chance in 1820 during lignite mining, the tranquil town of Bad Lausick became a centre for spa and wellness trips. There are all sorts of different ways for visitors to experience the effect of the iron-rich thermal waters. As well as drinking and bathing treatments, the sizeable RIFF leisure pool is ideal for relaxing. Simply let yourself be pushed along by the current or go for a swim in the thermal waters of Bad Lausick. The outdoor zone boasts a curative brine treatment area, while a brine inhalation grotto invites you to recuperate. For pure thrills, try out the "Crazy River" tyre slide, a breath-taking 125-metre slide into the depths. For a more gentle experience, try the 118-metre tunnel slide.
If you want to do your body and soul some good, Bad Lausick is the perfect place to do it.