The German spa town of Bad Kissingen set new records in 2016. With 255,149 arrivals it achieved an increase of 2.48 per cent compared to 2015. This is the highest visitation figure since records began. This increase is also reflected in the occupancy numbers: with more than 1.64 million room nights in 2016, Bad Kissingen continues the recent upward trend – representing the highest number of room nights in 20 years and an increase of 1.29 per cent year-on-year. Among efforts to promote continued growth, an initiative has been launched to bring some of the town’s popular attractions to life.
The unique spa architecture by Max Littmann and Friedrich von Gärtner, the German star architects of the 19th century, is now included in a dedicated themed guided tour, exploring the buildings and examining the role of King Ludwig I in the development of Bad Kissingen. The town’s architectural history is detailed, with highlights including the arcade, Europe’s largest roofed spa promenade, and the landmark Regentbau wherein the large main hall, with its cherry wood panelling, is acknowledged as one of the best concert halls in the world due to its perfect acoustics