Bad Kreuth

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Article ID EUD4312


Bad Kreuth


View of Wildbad Kreuth near the Tegernsee in Upper Bavaria.


ca. 1845


Poppel (1807-1882)

Poppel was a German copper and steel engraver, architectural draftsman, landscape painter and publisher. Johann Poppel first learned copperplate engraving from Johann Martin Friedrich Geißler at the Nuremberg Art School. Building on this, he learned steel engraving in 1829 from Professor Carl Ludwig Frommel in Karlsruhe, who ran a steel engraver there.

Historical Description

According to legend, the healing properties of the sulfur spring were discovered by hunters who noticed the recovery of a deer drinking from it. Shepherds and farmers are said to have used the source since then. The bath was first mentioned in a document in 1490. The old bathhouse was built in 1511 under Abbot Heinrich V von Tegernsee. In 1818 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, together with the secularized Tegernsee monastery also acquired the Wildbad Kreuth and had the current building erected. Spa guests included Emperor Franz Joseph I, and Emperors Nicholas I and Alexander I.

Place of Publication Munich
Dimensions (cm)10,5 x 15 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueSteel engraving


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