When Heinrich von Bibra died in 1788, the health resort was considered to be one of the best in Germany. From 1796, the health resort was leased. After 1802 the office of Bad Brückenau belonged to the Prince of Orange-Nassau, in 1806 it came under French administration, in 1810 it fell to the Great Duchy of Frankfurt, was under Austrian management in 1813, and became Bavarian on 30 April 1816. The health resort was in the possession of the Bavarian state, with the exception of the Fürstenhof (Prince’s Court), which went straight to the royal family.
King Ludwig I ruled Bavaria from the Bad Brückenau Fürstenhof (Prince’s Court)
In 1818 the Crown Prince, later King Ludwig I of Bavaria, accompanied his spouse to Bad Brückenau. During this first visit, this idyllic gem delighted him so much that he visited the place 26 times in all. In some summers, Ludwig I ruled Bavaria from the Bad Brückenau Fürstenhof.
The spa also became famous through the king’s romance with the dancer Lola Montez, which cost him almost 5 million marks and in the end his crown.
First, however, he completed the State Spa ensemble with architectural jewels, and even today guests are still delighted by these magnificent historical buildings.