1846, Bavaria, Ludwig I. "Bad Kissingen Health Resort" Inauguration Medal. AU+
Mint Year: 1842 Mint Place: Munich Medallist: Rabausch (Neuss) Reference: Forster 542. Brettauer 3994 var. (there in silver). Denomination: Medal - Inauguration of the Health Resort Building at Bad Kissingen Condition: Minor oxidation spots and scratches, otherwia a nice lustre AU++ Material: white metal Weight: 23.85gm Diameter: 41mm
Obverse: Perspective of the Bad Kissingen Spa building with mountain topped by temple-like building on top. Legend: BEDECKUNG DER HEILQUELLEN RAGOZY UND PANDUR IN BAD KISSINGEN Translated: "Covering of the Spa Ragozy and Pandur in Bad Kissingen" Exergue: AUFGEFÜHRT, UND VOLLENDET D.15 MAY 1842. Translated: "Inaugurated and completed on 15th May 1842" Reverse:Inscription in 11 lines. Legend: LUDWIG I KÖNIG VON BAYERN GAB DIESEM KURORT EINEN ABERMALIGEN BEWEIS SEINER BESONDERN AUFMERKSAMKEIT, DURCH DIE GANZ AUS EISEN AUFGEFÜHRTE BEDECKUNG D. HEILQUELLEN Translated. "Ludwig I, King of Bavaria, has showed this health resort his special attention by the building which was completly made in steel."
Bad Kissingen is a spa town in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia and seat of the district Bad Kissingen. Situated to the south of the Rhön Mountains on the Franconian Saale river, it is one of the health resorts, which became famous as a "Weltbad" in the 19th century.
The town was first documented in the year 801 as chizzicha and was renowned above all for its mineral springs, which are recorded from as early as 823. At that time Kissingen was under the domination of Fulda Abbey, later it fell to the Counts of Henneberg and was sold to the bishops of Würzburg in the 14th century. Kissingen was first mentioned as "oppidum" (town) in 1279. The town developed to a spa in the 1500s and recorded its first official spa guest in 1520. In 1814 Kissingen became part of Bavaria. The town grew to be a fashionable resort in the 19th century, and was extended during the reign of Ludwig I of Bavaria. Crowned heads of state such as Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Tsar Alexander II of Russia and King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who bestowed the 'Bad' on Kissingen in 1883, were among the guests of the spa at this time. Other well-known visitors to the resort included author Leo Tolstoy, composer Gioachino Rossini and artist Adolph von Menzel.
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