Strolling through the historic centre of Bad Reichenhall
Away from the outskirts
With Florian through historic Bad Reichenhall
Time seems to have stopped at some point during the High Middle Ages at Florianiplatz in Bad Reichenhall. The colourfully painted Floriani fountain and magnificent facades around the small square with cobblestones invite you to search and discover.
The upper part of the town: a jewel untouched by fire
Saint Florian is the patron saint of the fire brigade. However, he also helped the ordinary citizens of Florianiplatz during the city fire of 1843. The fire raged everywhere else, but Florianiplatz was spared. Thanks to what happened, this square with its historical houses with medieval flair is still well preserved. The house facades of the gabled houses are painted yellow, light blue and pink; some have extensive illustrations. Shutters and muntin windows complete the picture of an idyllic village square in the middle of the alpine town.
Handicrafts on the village square: the slightly different shopping tour
Far away from dull consumption in the big cities, visitors can experience Bad Reichenhall's traditional craftsmanship at Florianiplatz with the Sebastianiviertel up close. The historic old town is not called the artist's quarter for nothing. Here you can look over the shoulders of painters in their studios, potters in their workshops, weavers, artisans and flower-makers and buy one or two beautiful pieces. Very close to the old fortifications of the 13th century with the city wall, powder tower and Gruttenstein Castle, the spirit of the past becomes especially noticeable at Easter and when the maypole has been put up.
The alpine town of Bad Reichenhall offers you local Bavarian medieval flair in the historic Floriani quarter, Italian moments in the pedestrian zone and romantic Art Nouveau ambience everywhere. Yes, this city easily makes you feel great. More than 70 fountains bubble in the sun, the flowing Saalach refreshes the climate and the beautiful parks at the heart of the spa town invite you to walk around a bit longer here.
This is where the heart of the spa town beats: at the alpine brine healing spring. The old salt works under the picturesque castle of Gruttenstein is embedded in the historic core of the alpine town of Bad Reichenhall.