Salt and brine, saltern- and bathing history are inseparably connected with Bad Rappenau. The town owes its development to its first honorary citizen - saltern inspector Rosentritt, who executed the first successful brine drilling in the grand duchy Baden in 1822. At the “Bohrloch 1” he happened upon the “white gold” and thereby laid the foundations for the spa businesses. Only 12 years later, in 1834, the “Sophienbad” opened its doors, the first brine bathhouse in the grand duchy Baden. The saltern and spa business have been shaping the economic and social life in Bad Rappenau for over 150 years, and made sure that an inconspicuous farming village with then just 592 inhabitants would grow to become a modern spa- and bathing town.
An impressive history ...
The Hotel Saline 1822
Keeping Memories alive
And integrating them
Inspired by the history of Bad Rappenau, shaped by salt and saltern, our architect enveloped our building in a curtain of salt crystals, thus defining our image on the outside. 1822, the year in which Mister Rosentritt discovered the salt deposits, was immortalised in the name of our hotel. Thereby, we want to forge a bridge between the past and present.
An inviting architecture, a modern, comfortable interior, good food, and employees with a passion for individual service.
The Creative Head of the Kitchen