Bad Karlshafen trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bad Karlshafen

Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  Hesse  /  Bad Karlshafen
(4.4/5 based on 70+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: fun & games, sightseeing, museums
Bad Karlshafen is a baroque, thermal salt spa town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It has 2300 inhabitants in the main ward of Bad Karlshafen, and a further 1900 in the medieval ward of Helmarshausen. It is situated at the confluence of the Diemel and Weser rivers, 15 km south of Höxter, and 37 km north of Kassel.HistoryThe town was founded in 1699 by French Huguenots fleeing persecution in France. Though initially named Sieburg, the town was later named after Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, who granted them refuge. The German Huguenot Museum located here contains a picture archive, library, and family histories of the Huguenots in Germany. Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, had ambitious plans for town-planning and developing new water trade channels in the region; including a 'haven' in Karlshafen. Together with his engineer and architect Friedrich Conradi he developed plans for a Landgrave-Carl-Canal in order to avoid customs duty at Hannoversch Münden, but these were never finalised. Plans for Bad Karlshafen, however, were partially completed in a baroque style by architect Paul du Ry in 1717 and the town was renamed as Carlshaven.Since 1977 Karlshafen has spa status, which is when it received the title 'Bad'.Leisure and healthBad Karlshafen is a spa town, which offers a modern health centre, the Weser Therme, based on a thermal salt spring, and in 1986 a graduation tower was established.
Plan your tour of Bad Karlshafen and Germany travel itinerary using our Germany holiday planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bad Karlshafen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Bad Karlshafen:
Sightseeing, parks, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, wildlife areas
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, parks, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Hesse

6 days in Germany BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Germany & Prague BY A USER FROM TAIWAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Switzerland & Frankfurt BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Berlin, Frankfurt & Munich BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Darmstadt BY A USER FROM GREECE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Germany, Prague & Salzburg BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM INDIA January, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: January, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News