Heinrich Siesmayer and his company Gebrüder Siesmayer built the spa gardens in the style of an English landscape park from 1857 to 1862. Even after completion, he still came to "his spa gardens" every Saturday to check that everything was in order.
Old trees, thick bushes, airy open spaces and idyllic ponds make the park a place where you can always discover something new. Remarkable are the sight and view axes to the Sprudelhof, which integrate the green space perfectly into the cityscape. Today it is also the "green lung" of the spa town and is used for walks, sports and recreation. The benches with their red-and-white striped sunroofs are characteristic of the spa gardens, inviting you to take a break in the shade in summer.
"It is one of my greatest achievements in my nearly fifty years of self-employment."
These are the words used by garden architect Heinrich Siesmayer to describe his work, who is certainly known to many as the founder of the Palm Garden in Frankfurt am Main. In 1908, a quartzite foundling found during excavation work for the new bathing facility in the Sprudelhof was dedicated to the memory of the great spa gardens creator. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death in 2000, the stone was supplemented with a bust of Siesmayer created by the Bad Nauheim artist Gerhard Burk.
If you would like to visit the creator yourself, you will find the "Siesmayer Stone" in the spa gardens along the main path between the Kurhaus and the Sprudelhof.
During a leisurely walk along winding paths you will reach the large pond. We recommend a trip by rowing boat or pedal boat - this is the best way to explore the lake, which is home to many water birds.
The whole family can show off their skills on the mini-golf course in the spa gardens. A game of chess with oversized pieces challenges brainteasers and even boules lovers can pursue their hobby in the park.
What blossoms and grows in the Kurpark? Along the circular route, information boards provide information about the botanical rarities. You can feed water birds and learn more about the habitat of shore plants and wild flowers at the Erna Duck Meeting.