A royal spa resort and Germany's answer to Nice: this spa town on the river Lahn makes a very special destination for health-minded visitors. Bad Ems owes this reputation to the curative properties of its mineral and thermal springs.
Grand historical architecture in the baroque and neo-classical style gives the idyllic town of Bad Ems its distinguishing character. The townscape reveals a past of Roman settlement, German Romanticism and European aristocracy: even in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Bad Ems was one of the foremost spa resorts north of the Alps.
Everything you need to feel happy and healthy
Through all of those eras, one thing has never changed: Bad Ems, with its 15 curative springs, remains a place for people to leave their everyday cares behind and replenish their energy levels. The resort's natural healing resources are especially effective for respiratory illnesses, allergies, cardiovascular problems, musculoskeletal conditions and degenerative rheumatic diseases of the joints and the spine. Modern medical practices are applied here alongside natural remedies and traditional Asian therapies such as ayurveda.
Unwind in a floating sauna
For those who enjoy a spa getaway, the new Emser Therme won't disappoint. It is one of Germany's prettiest wellness complexes – and the first to feature a sauna floating on a river. Bad Ems enjoys a spectacular setting in the heart of Nassau Nature Park, where you can do everything from hiking, cycling and mountain biking to canoeing, paragliding and horse riding. The proximity to the Rhine and Moselle rivers also makes Bad Ems an ideal base for excursions, including to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its castles and palaces and to the surrounding wine regions.