In Bad Homburg, there is nothing more precious than good health. And the resort has numerous mineral springs that cater to this: six cold, carbonated saline springs, a salt-water spring and two chalybeate springs are used both for drinking cures and for mineral baths. There are 14 therapeutic springs in all, and these have been used to treat rheumatism, digestive and intestinal complaints and circulatory problems for more than 170 years. The town's five spa clinics are well respected and offer holistic therapies of the highest standard. They have highly qualified staff and offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. In the spa gardens of Bad Homburg, visitors can restore harmony to mind, body and soul. A multitude of luxurious body-care treatments is available at the Kur-Royal Day Spa in the Kaiser Wilhelm baths. Directly opposite is the Kur-Royal Aktiv health club, which has an extensive programme of classes as well as fitness facilities. Ayurveda treatments are offered at the VitalCenter nearby, which is located in the former pump room. There is also the Taunus Therme thermal baths, whose various pools cover 1,400 square metres. The pace of life is gentle in Bad Homburg. In the old quarter, the winding lanes are home to beautifully restored timber-framed houses, little shops, cafés and bars – but if you seek the big city buzz, Frankfurt is not far away.