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Bad Mergentheim Airport
Bad Mergentheim is a town located in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg in the German district of Stuttgart. There are 13 subdivisions in the town which lies on the Tauber River, and it was mentioned as early as 1058. Back then, it was the residence of the counts of Hohenlohe, who in the 1200s gave much of their land to the Teutonic order.
In 1340 Mergentheim got town privileges, and quickly became famous, becoming the most important of the 11 commanderies of the society. When the Teutonic order of Prussia became secularized in 1525, Mergentheim became owned by the grand master of the order and remained so until Napoleon dissolved the order in 1809.
In 1826 the area again became famous when a mineral spring was discovered to have the strongest concentration of sodium sulfate in the water of all Europe. This was at a time when spas were becoming increasingly popular in Germany, and the water at Mergentheim was found to be exceptionally good at treating disorders of the digestive system. Bad Mergentheim hence became a popular spa resort for the springs (in fact, the springs had been known about in the Bronze and Iron ages, but forgotten about after they had silted up).
In the reformation of the municipalities and cities, several villages were incorporated into Mergentheim in 1970. One of the biggest attractions Bad Mergentheim is the castle where the Teutonic Knights had their base, the Deutschordenschloss. The structure is a gathering of buildings, which came together over 800 years. The first constructions were probably begun in the 1100s. The spiral staircase between the west and north wing is very famous, as is the Museum of the Teutonic Order, housed inside the castle. The castle church, built in 1790, is equally impressive and well worth a visit while you stay in Bad Mergentheim.