Bad König Town and Resort

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Bad König.

Bad König is a town and resort (Kurort) in the central Odenwald in the Odenwaldkreis (district) in Hesse, Germany, 29 km southeast of Darmstadt. It borders in the north on the communities of Höchst and Lützelbach, in the east and south on the town of Michelstadt and in the west on the communities of Brombachtal and Brensbach. Besides the main town, also called Bad König, the town has the outlying Ortsteile of Zell, Momart, Etzen-Gesäß, Fürstengrund, Kimbach, Nieder-Kinzig and Ober-Kinzig mit Gumpersberg.

Around Bad König

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Bad König.

Bad König is located at the heart of the Odenwald forest, which is full of wildlife and situated in the green surroundings of the Müngling valley with its wonderful mixed forests. The favourable low mountain range climate means it will enjoy mild weather with very little rain. Bad König is home to a nationally recognised spa and bathing resort with steel and thermal spas and featuring the only thermal baths in the south of Hessen, the new Odenwald Thermal Baths.

Jewish community

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: History.

In Badkönig there was a Jewish community until 1939. Its establishment went back to the 18th century. The town’s Jewish population peaked at 100 about 1880. It was an Orthodox community. The Jewish families in town owned livestock and horse businesses, cereal and flour businesses, manufacturing businesses and colonial goods businesses as well as those that made glass and porcelain