Culture, joy and vitality have belonged together in Bad Elster since the beginning.

In Bad Elster, not only physical well-being but also cultural enjoyment plays an important role. The outstanding range of events offered all year round in a “Royal Saxon” ambience characterizes Bad Elster as a cultural and festival city with an international flair. Above all, the historical venues located in the beautiful park landscapes, such as the magnificent King Albert Theater, the representative Royal Kurhaus, the light-flooded KunstWandelhalle, the NaturTheater and the three music pavilions inspire the audience and enable culture to be experienced in a changing atmosphere!

The traditional cultural life has delighted guests of Bad Elster since royal times.

Cosmopolitanism and cultural dialogue have been deeply anchored in Chursaxony since the beginning of the 19th century. There has always been a lively artistic exchange across borders. A highly respected orchestra, the Chursächsische Philharmonie, has existed in Bad Elster since 1817. The Philharmonic and its ensembles can be seen regularly with concerts and musical theater productions in the renowned König Albert Theater in Bad Elster. The house itself is one of the most magnificent court theaters in Germany. Thanks to the sophisticated and varied schedule of all genres, Bad Elster has become a meeting point for culture enthusiasts from the entire Saxon-Bohemian spa region, the spa heart of Europe. Culture crowns every stay here!

King Albert Theater

A long theater tradition is associated with the König Albert Theater in Bad Elster. The impressive building is a center for diverse cultural events.


Over 100 years ago an idea gave birth to the NaturTheater. The opening in the middle of nature was celebrated with the Goethe Festival “Hermann and Dorothea”.

Royal spa house

The Royal Kurhaus in Bad Elster reflects the relevance of Bad Elster as a place for relaxation and culture.

Art changing hall

Culture and fine art are deeply rooted in Bad Elster. A changing complex has enriched the city for centuries.

Historical parks in Bad Elster

The historic spa parks in Bad Elster offer the best conditions for relaxation. Numerous different areas invite you to walk and relax.

Flora temple in Bad Elster

Idyllically located on the south side of Lake Louisa, the Flora Temple nestles in the beautiful nature of the spa park. Tall trees tower over its round domed roof, which rests on stone, Ionic columns.

Restaurant & Café Waldquelle

The Waldquelle restaurant and café is a culinary highlight of the historic spa gardens in Bad Elster.

Theatercafé Bad Elster

The theater café offers space for theater guests, guests of TheaterClub events and curious passers-by.

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Sauna world Bad Elster

In the Vogtland sauna world, a sauna experience with brine awaits you indoors and outdoors.

Opening times and tariffs

Find out more about our tariffs and opening times for the Soltherme & Sauna World Bad Elster.