Bad Homburg vor der Höhe is celebrating a special anniversary in 2012. It is 100 years since it became an officially recognised spa town and received the coveted prefix 'Bad'. Even back then, the resort was popular with members of Europe's high society, who recognised the benefits of the therapeutic waters, mud packs and massages. Still today, the health treatments with water, steam and fragrances at the historical Kaiser Wilhelm spa offer the perfect respite from the stresses of everyday life. The museum at the Gothic House in Bad Homburg chronicles the history of the spa and spa architecture with a special focus on the bathing traditions in the town in the 19th century. Bad Homburg is celebrating its 100-year anniversary as a health resort with many festivities throughout the summer.