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    Elvis and Bad Nauheim,,,

    I am planning a trip to Bad Nauheim, can anyone advise me of what i should see and go to there?
    and where was elvis' old barracks? and are they still standing?

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    I went to Bad Nauheim 2 weeks ago!

    It's a wonderful town, and not just cuz of Elvis. You will have a great time.

    I advice you to first go to Tourist Information, it's situated on the towns main road, called "Kollonaden".
    At Tourist Info you can get brochures about what Elvis places you can visit, and where to find those.

    You of course want to see Hotel Grunewald at the Elvis Presley Platz, his house over in Goethestrasse 14 and the famous Burgpforte.

    The barracks are in Friedberg, 4km from Bad Nauheim. When I was there everything was closed. But during Elvis week it will be open and there will be shows in the Capri club, on the barracks grounds.

    Check out my profile and look at the pics I posted there.

    Have fun there!!!

    Sonny



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny View Post
    I went to Bad Nauheim 2 weeks ago!

    It's a wonderful town, and not just cuz of Elvis. You will have a great time.

    I advice you to first go to Tourist Information, it's situated on the towns main road, called "Kollonaden".
    At Tourist Info you can get brochures about what Elvis places you can visit, and where to find those.

    You of course want to see Hotel Grunewald at the Elvis Presley Platz, his house over in Goethestrasse 14 and the famous Burgpforte.

    The barracks are in Friedberg, 4km from Bad Nauheim. When I was there everything was closed. But during Elvis week it will be open and there will be shows in the Capri club, on the barracks grounds.

    Check out my profile and look at the pics I posted there.

    Have fun there!!!

    Sonny
    cool!

    does someone now live in the old house??

    and is the little bridge still there that elvis was photod on for a lyric book cover?

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    Very cool stuff...would love to visit there one day
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    Everything is still there!

    The bridge is on what is called Elvis Presley Boulevard, the entrance to a huge park. The bridge is called USA bridge.

    Sonny



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    Very cool info Sonny thanks.
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild_In_The_Country View Post
    does someone now live in the old house??
    In the house in Goethestrasse there are people living who don't like Elvis-fans at all.
    When during Elvis-Week to many appear close to the house they close the shutters loudly or even call the police .

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    Quote Originally Posted by FB-JC-474 View Post
    In the house in Goethestrasse there are people living who don't like Elvis-fans at all.
    When during Elvis-Week to many appear close to the house they close the shutters loudly or even call the police .
    Thought you were Donut there with that same avator..

    But that is sad they do this during elvis week
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    Quote Originally Posted by Col Jon Burrows View Post
    Thought you were Donut there with that same avator..
    Ups....I'll change it
    Quote Originally Posted by Col Jon Burrows View Post
    But that is sad they do this during elvis week
    They are rather unfriendly also during the rest of the year, too.
    Since I live close to Bad Nauheim I sometimes show friends who visit me where Elvis lived and worked during his army period.
    When there are more than 2 people watching the house and the owner sees it he treats you like *****s.

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    Hahahaha,

    I never saw anyone there, just a Mercedes in the driveway behind the gate.

    But don't let those fools spoil the fun. And let's be honest, one picture of that house is enough.

    The area around Grunewald looks a lot nicer.



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    I loved the pictures you posted in your profile Rene. Very very nice!

    Diane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny View Post
    Hahahaha,

    I never saw anyone there, just a Mercedes in the driveway behind the gate.
    The owner of that car is not worth a view.

    And I must admit that I donīt even have a picture of the house.
    I always forget my camera at home when I got to Bad Nauheim.

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    Thank you Diane!

    That reminds me of a couple of other things you want to see when you go there.

    Opposite of the home in Goethestrasse, inside the park, is what is called: Gradierbau I.
    That is a funny looking building, part of the Kurtown which Bad Nauheim is, with on the inside a combination of cold water and salt, to help the airways.

    Story has it that Elvis visited this particular building, after being away in the field. It's fun to check it out.

    And perhaps Cafe Bienenkorb in Bad Nauheim (close to the open air music theatre) where Elvis went for Chocolate cake on his 25th birthday.

    Another must see is the Cafe/restaurant on Johannisberg, just behind Bad Nauheim. It has a lovely view over the city and Elvis visited that place on more than one occasion.

    Probably the only places he did went in Germany, aside from Paris, France of course, while on leave.

    Rene



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    Thank you Rene, if we ever get there, I'll keep your information and be sure to see these places.

    Diane

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