Saaletal with vineyards and the spa-triangle
The Saaletal is perfect to explore by bike and offers numerous small towns or beautiful castles to discover.
When starting in Jena you first arrive at Bad Sulza, a officially recognized healing bath and spa town with a great medical center. The lovely arranged spa park is perfect for a long relaxing walk. Besides you can enjoy the magnificent view from the ‘Sonneburg’. Also the townlet is the gate to the ‘Saale-Unstrut’ region with its romantic vineyards. Snugly villages or small wineries allure to local wine testings.
Further north you reach Bad Kösen, the next saltwater and health spa north of Jena. The two castles ‘Rudelsburg’ and ‘Saaleck’ are perfect for hiking. You can inform yourself about the salt production in a graduation house or marvel at the ‘Alte Mühle am Wehr’.
Bad Bibra is located northwest of Bad Kösen. It is the third officially recognized healing bath of the sp-triangle. Vineyards line the scenery here, too. Not far from Bad Bibra you can find the medieval preserved Freyburg, the UNESCO World Heritage City Naumburg or Nebra, the provenance of the Nebra sky disk.