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Public Baths in Germany

We are interested in sampling the "Bads" in these areas of Germany: Baden-Baden, in the Tauber Valley and in the Neckar Valley. We will be traveling during August and September. We would appreciate any suggestions.

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It's farther north than the Rothenburg area, but Bad Kissingen is a beautiful spa resort.

For the Neckar Valley area...Despite the name, I've only seen an indoor pool in Bad Wimpfen. A very attractive town, but I think the "Bad" in the town name may apply more for historical reasons. Deep within the nearby Odenwald, you can find Bad König. It's a nice little town, and it has a spa, but nothing too elaborate.

The Frankfurt area is particularly rich with spa towns. Starting with the grandest of them all, Wiesbaden, you also have Bad Homburg, Königstein im Taunus, and Bad Nauheim, where a certain Pvt. Presley once lived.

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In German, the plural of Bad is Baden, not "Bads".

The Baden in Baden-Baden are somewhat sanitized for the tourists. There are a number of authentic German Baden nearby, in Bad Herrenalb, Freudenstadt, and Bad Wildbad, amongst others - I'm not sure about the Tauber and Neckar valleys. But they are all traditional German Baden, Textile-Frei (clothing NOT optional) and co-ed.

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Thank you, both, for your reply. I'll look into the suggestions you made. I do appreciate you taking the time to share your insight.