According to an inscription and tile plates that were found in Bad Kreuznach, a vexillatio of the Legio XXII Primigenia was stationed there.
) is a town in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
It does not lie within any Verbandsgemeinde, even though it is the seat of the like-named Verbandsgemeinde.
Bad Kreuznach is a spa town and the seat of several courts as well as federal and state authorities.
Bad Kreuznach is also officially a große kreisangehörige Stadt ("large town belonging to a district"), meaning that it does not have the district-level powers that kreisfreie Städte ("district-free towns/cities") enjoy.
It is, nonetheless, the district seat, and also the seat of the state chamber of commerce for Rhineland-Palatinate.
It is classed as a middle centre with some functions of an upper centre, making it the administrative, cultural and economic hub of a region with more than 150,000 inhabitants.
Moreover, the town and the surrounding areas are renowned both nationally and internationally for their wines, especially from the Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau grape varieties.
Bad Kreuznach lies between the Hunsrück, Rhenish Hesse and the North Palatine Uplands some 14 km (as the crow flies) southsouthwest of Bingen am Rhein.
It lies at the mouth of the Ellerbach where it empties into the lower Nahe.