Bad Mergentheim

Residenzschloss in Bad Mergentheim
Residenzschloss in Bad Mergentheim

By Vicky · Published Mar. 11th, 2023 · Updated Mar. 18th, 2024

Bad Mergentheim is known for its Residenzschloss, the former residence of the Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights, and as a spa town. There are also several parks you can walk around.


This walk starts from Bad Mergentheim train station. There are several car parks nearby such as the Bahnhof Parkhaus and Parkierungsareal Am Schloss.

Bad Mergentheim Walking Tour Map

Get the route by downloading the .gpx or .kml file below. For navigation with on your mobile phone, simply download the .kml file and open to add it to the bookmarks.

Tips for Bad Mergentheim Walking Tour

Top Sights in Bad Mergentheim

On this self-guided walking tour, you’ll see the main sights and attractions of Bad Mergentheim. You can spend about an hour walking around town, or longer if you go in the museum or stop for a snack.

  1. Marktplatz
  2. Residenzschloss Bad Mergentheim
  1. Schloss Park
  2. Spa Park

Best Place to Stay in Bad Mergentheim

Hotel Central* has a great location near the centre of Bad Mergentheim, with both free overnight parking nearby and paid parking on-site. The hotel also has a spa and offers a delicious breakfast.

Bad Mergentheim Walking Tour Route

From the train station head across the square and the road to walk along Bahnhofstraße towards the centre of town. Head across the first little square and left before the church. Turn right and you’ll soon be at the first stop.

1. Marktplatz

Historic Marktplatz in Bad Mergentheim on a walking tour of town.

The Marktplatz is the main central square of Bad Mergentheim and a great place to walk around. There are several historic buildings and the Renaissance Altes Rathaus (now the tourist information) at one end. It’s a great place to sit in a cafe.

Directions: Head along the pedestrianised Burgstraße towards the castle. The entrance to the Schloss museum and church are both from within the inner courtyard.

2. Residenzschloss Bad Mergentheim

Residenzschloss Bad Mergentheim
Residenzschloss Bad Mergentheim
Church in the Residenzschloss on a walking tour of town

Key Information: Open Apr-Oct Wed-Sun 10:30am-5pm. Open Nov-Mar Thu-Sat 2-5pm, Sun 10:30am-5pm. Tickets €7/3.50.

The Deutschordensmuseum, or Teutonic Order Museum (Website, Tripadvisor Reviews*) is housed in the Residenzschloss. The castle was the residence of the Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights Order for hundreds of years before becoming a museum. Inside you can also see some of the grand state rooms of the castle and a beautiful staircase. The museum itself has displays about the history of the crusades. The entrance is within the inner courtyard of the castle. Ask at the front desk for an English translation sheet


Key Information: Open Apr-Oct weekdays 9am-5pm (Thu from 1pm) and Sundays 12-5pm. Nov-Mar closes at 4pm.

The Schlosskirche, from 1730, is surprisingly beautiful inside and a great place to sit and relax for a few minutes. It’s free to enter, with the entrance in the inner courtyard of the castle.

Directions: Leave the castle courtyard and head to the gate leading into the next park.

4. Schloss Park

Schloss Park in Germany

The Schloss Park is behind the main castle and contains many winding paths, a pavilion, a stream and a lake. It’s a pleasant place to stroll through, especially in spring and summer.

Directions: There are several paths within the schloss park. Head towards the river and right. Cross over the first bridge and turn left.

5. Spa Park

Spa Park, or or Kurpark in Bad Mergentheim

Key Information: Open every day. From mid-April-Sept, from 2:30-5pm except for Tue and Thu, there’s an admission fee of €2.50 per adult.

The Spa Park* (or Kurpark) is a garden by the river with winding paths, pavilions and artworks. It’s meant to be a place to relax and enjoy nature, best enjoyed in spring and summer.

Directions: Make your way through the Spa Park and back across the next bridge. Take a left over the railway and immediately right to return to the Bahnhof and the end of the Bad Mergentheim Walking Tour.

Explore the Romantic Road

Other nearby towns to walk around include Würzburg, Wertheim, Tauberbischofsheim and Lauda. For more walking tours and hikes in Germany, see our Germany hiking page.

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