On the traces of Elvis Presley

The King of Rock 'n' Roll has left exciting traces in Bad Nauheim. We show you the places where he was and where the city still commemorates the world star today.

Elvis' European Home

Here he not only stayed but lived: he met his fans at the garden gate, visited cafés and met his great love Priscilla. The traces of the King can still be found everywhere in Bad Nauheim today.

In October 1958 Elvis Presley reached Friedberg, the neighboring town of Bad Nauheim, by train, where he was to do his military service. Only one week after the singer arrived, his father, his grandmother and two friends and bodyguards also arrived. We show you places where Elvis was on the road and remind you of the visit of the exceptional artist in Bad Nauheim.

Authentic places

Hotel Villa Grunewald Only one week after the singer, his father Vernon, his grandmother Minnie Mae and his two friends and bodyguards Red West and Lamar Fike arrived in Bad Nauheim. Elvis rented the second floor in the Hotel Villa Grunewald in the Terrassenstraße. The "Elvis Room" No. 10 is still in its original state and can be booked for that special overnight experience.
Elvis Stele Right next to the Hotel Villa Grunewald is the Elvis Stele on Elvis Presley Square. It was inaugurated on August 26, 1995 and has been a memorial for Elvis fans from all over the world since then. Flowers and small messages are laid down by the fans in all languages of the world.
Castle Gate A much sought-after photo motif is the castle gate, where the picture for the record cover of "A Big Hunk O' Love" was taken. There fans like to be photographed in the same pose as their idol. Since 2018 the graffiti of the British artist Gnasher decorates the archway.
Goethestraße 14 In Goethestrasse No. 14 stands the private house to which "the most famous soldier in the world" and his entourage moved in 1959. In the same year the love story between Priscilla and Elvis began here. He lived here until the end of his service in March 1960.
Hilberts Parkhotel When Elvis started his service at the Ray Barracks in Friedberg, he stayed at the Hilberts Parkhotel for the first days. The hotel was unfortunately torn down in 1989. Today there is the Kurpark Plaza.
Other Elvis Sites Even more authentic places about Elvis in Bad Nauheim are the Sportheim, Café Bienenkorb, Hairdresser Hemer, Restaurant Pfälzer Hof, Cigar House Krieger and Musikhaus Arendt. You can find more information in our flyer "Elvis in Bad Nauheim".

A monument to the King

Every Elvis fan knows it: The photo of Elvis in uniform, leaning casually against the railing, taken on the Usa Bridge. Soon there will be a life-size Elvis in bronze on this bridge. The two Elvis fans Meike Berger and Angela Storm initiated the project. The sculpture shall be financed by donations. When it is erected, the bronze statue will be a replica of the old bridge railing, because the bridge is to be renovated before.

Experience Elvis

Bus stop Jailhouse Rock The bus stop at Aliceplatz has become another popular photo motif. Because for the Elvis Festival 2018 it has turned into an Elvis photo box! Just drop by, pose and pay tribute to the King with #cityvibes and #ENTDECKEdeinBADNAUHEIM on Facebook and Instagram. Let's rock everybody, let's rock!
Elvis traffic light Elvis himself will guide you safely through the streets of Bad Nauheim. Converted with Elvis motive you can discover two pedestrian lights in Bad Nauheim. The traffic lights were sponsored in parts by Edith Siegesmund from the Hotel Spöttel.

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