Bad Ems

The town of Bad Ems is located in the Lahn valley and is divided by the river Lahn, the natural border between the Taunus and Westerwald, in the middle of the scenic Nassau Nature Park. Bad Ems is also often referred to as an "imperial spa town", an allusion to one of its most famous spa guests, Kaiser Wilhelm I, who spent almost two decades taking the waters on the river Lahn. Whether on foot, by bike or by boat, Bad Ems and the surrounding area can be explored on many cycling and hiking trails.

The listed Kurhaus in Bad Ems offers a wide range of leisure activities at its Kurtheater, Marmorsaal, Spielbank casino and the Café-Restaurant.  The Kurpark, which is located directly next the river Lahn, is the ideal place to go for a leisurely walk. The valley station of the Kurwaldbahn, the world's steepest funicular railway, is also located here. The historic Römerstrasse is a great place to stroll, shop and linger, and offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and shops.
The many outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, canoeing and the "Denzerheide" golf course mean that visitors are very unlikely to be bored. Rounding off the range of activities on offer is Emser Therme, the ideal place at which to spend a short vacation at any time of the year.
The internationally-renowned Emser Salz® pastilles are obtained by gentle evaporation of Emser thermal water, which contains more than 20 minerals and trace elements, with one gram of the famous Emser salt obtained from every 350 ml of thermal water. Natural Emser salt is the only salt with a proven effect on the mucous membrane of the airways.

For more information, please visit

Stadt- und Touristikmarketing Bad Ems e.V.

Bahnhofplatz 1
56130 Bad Ems
Telefon: 0049 02603 9415-0
Telefax: 0049 02603 9415-50

Photo: Dietmar Pohlmann, Dominik Ketz