You can hop from the Sand & Light Bath, designed to simulate a
full day on the beach (sunrise, sunset, and sand included) through
sound and visual effects; to the Wave Dreams room, with a constant
temperature of 86 degrees, funky music, and a somewhat psychedelic
light show; to the Roman Caldarium, a steam bath that will leave
you feeling like the Pontius Maximus. There are eight such
treatments to choose from, including the communal Saltwater
Relaxation Pool, heated to a soothing 93 degrees. It's a two-hour
spa experience like no other. And although it may not actually cure
your problems, it sure does make you forget about them.
Those looking for a more - how shall we put this? - revealing day
at the spa should head across the Kurpark to the Taunus Therme.
This Asian-themed water landscape employs the elements of water,
fire, air, and earth to create a 15,000-square-foot aqua
playground. Clothing is optional in a large portion of this coed
park, including the entire second floor, which houses tanning
solariums, several pools and Jacuzzis, and even a bar - giving a
whole new meaning to the phrase "Belly up!" If you're European,
this will come as no surprise, but Americans will never feel, er
more American than when hitting the Jacuzzi here.
By now, you oughta be feeling like a million bucks, so hit the
town. Bad Homburg is rife with medieval castles, half-timbered
homes, and historical churches, all of which are easily navigable
on foot. From almost anywhere in town, the 157-foot White Tower,
part of the baroque Landgräfliches palace built for Count Friedrich
II in the 17th century, soars above the landscape. Head that
direction via the pedestrian-only Louisenstrasse, packed with
high-end boutiques and charming cafes. Strolling just off the
street's western end, you'll stumble upon the Hexenturm.