Bad Berka - the Goethe-Spa in the Green
In the very heart of Thuringia lies the small spa town of Bad Berka, right in the 150 kmÂ² protected area of outstanding natural beauty, the "Middle Ilm Valley" - one of the loveliest parts of the River Ilm Valley - only 12 km from the Weimar- City of the Classics, 20 km from the state capital Erfurt and the University city of Jena.
Gentle hills and dense deciduous and conifer woodlands surround the town, which has made a name for itself as a centre of utmost medicinal expertise far beyond the boundaries of Germany. The history of the health environment and spa facilities of Berka, founded back in 1813, is closely associated with the involvement of Goethe.
As a cure, holiday, residential and business town, Bad Berka, with its associated villages Tannroda, Bergern, Schoppendorf, Gutendorf, Meckfeld and Tiefengruben, is a much sought after address. The excellent infrastructure and traffic connections, the new residential and business areas in naturally attractive surroundings as well as the lavishly refurbished public spaces and buildings eloquently demonstrate this. For the day care of the youngest inhabitants there are five refurbished and well equipped nursery schools with loving trained staff in Bad Berka and Tannroda. For their continuing education our children attend one of the two primary schools in Bad Berka or Tannroda and can then choose between an intermediate secondary school and a large grammar school.
The main attraction for visitors, cure guests and holidaymakers are, above all, Bad Berkaâ€™s enchanting location and surroundings, its mildly invigorating climate, the health waters of the Goethe Spring Well as well as the medical expertise of the ultra modern acute treatment and rehabilitation clinics. Exhibitions, concerts and cheerful festivals stimulate the spirit and the soul, the town and health park invite you to take a relaxed stroll and the idyllic open-air swimming pool, skittle alley, gliding airfield, sports facilities and playgrounds present possibilities for active recreation for the whole family. With around 150 km of signposted hiking, walking and cycling routes, the "Bad Berka Walking & Fitness Park " provides ideal conditions for your entirely personal fitness programme supplemented by a variety of wellness programmes in the rehabilitation clinics, in the Avenida Therme feature baths in Hohenfelden and the hotels and guest houses of our town.
Why not come and have a look for yourself!
Bad Berka warmly welcomes you!