This traditional health resort is located in Bavaria on the south-east edge of the Bavarian Rhön nature reserve, and has a long history as a spa. The Bad prefix to signify its official spa status was added to Kissingen's name as far back as 1883, and the town has been developing its medical facilities and care ever since. Bad Kissingen specialises in therapeutic mineral and mud baths, which are renowned for their healing powers. In its time, the Bavarian state spa's excellent reputation has drawn a host of prominent figures, including Empress Sisi, Giacchino Rossini, Otto von Bismarck, Theodor Fontane and Theodor Heuss. In addition to the extensive range of high-quality health treatments on offer, much emphasis is placed on fitness and well-being at Bad Kissingen, which boasts magnificent parks complete with mediterranean hydrotherapy areas, historical buildings and a high-calibre cultural scene – in short, everything that visitors could ask for. Especially recommended is a trip to the KissSalis thermal baths. In this light-filled wellness complex covering 1,000 square metres and served by the Schönborn mineral spring, guests can swim, relax and unwind. Cares simply melt away under the waterfall and in the highly concentrated saline baths. Visitors can also try out the various therapy and massage pools, have a go at saltwater inhalation, or relax in the glass steam room and the mud room. Bad Kissingen's extensive range of health and fitness treatments is rounded off by the sauna complex.