Mineral and thermal springs – harnessing the healing power of water

Throughout Germany, health resorts and spas use the power of water to alleviate complaints. The natural springs from which the therapeutic waters well up form the basis for a network of health-related facilities in these resort towns.

Situated amidst the low-lying mountains of northern Hessen , Bad Arolsen is blessed with a mild, therapeutic climate, glorious countryside and a diverse range of medical treatments.

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Wellness and relaxation are top of the agenda at the spa resort of Bad Bevensen with its iodine-rich salt waters. Located in the heart of the Lüneburg Heath, the resort is the perfect spot for a curative and relaxing break.

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The private, family-run resort of Bad Driburg draws on modern medicine and the long-known healing properties of mud and natural springs. The idyllic little town attracts guests from around the whole world.

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Bad Dürrheim in the Black Forest boasts the double distinction of being a salt-water spa and a climatic health resort, which makes it ideal for a successful health break.

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Bad Elster is a veritable fountain of youth with its three potable springs. For more than 160 years, people have been coming to this beautiful, scenic resort for their health.

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This small, atmospheric town in a beautifully scenic location in southern Germany offers charming hotels, magnificent green spaces and a variety of health-focused options.

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The elegant spa resort of Badenweiler in the Markgräflerland region of southwest Germany is steeped in tradition. With its therapeutic thermal springs and beautiful scenery, graceful Badenweiler is one of Europe's foremost spa towns.

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The spa resort of Bad Füssing in Lower Bavaria offers a superlative thermal spa experience: 120,000m² of pools and water – ample space for a wonderful health break.

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A break in Bad Griesbach is an opportunity to experience Bavarian zest for life and enhance your own sense of wellbeing at the same time. Something that comes naturally in this recognised mineral spa resort.

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Bad Harzburg's saltwater thermal spring wells from a depth of 840 metres, with natural saline healing powers that are unrivalled in the Harz hills.

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Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, a former royal spa, continues to offer traditional health treatments and meets the demands of today's visitors looking for rest and rejuvenation.

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The enchanting spa town of Bad Kissingen has no fewer that nine private clinics and 23 sanatoria for guests seeking a restorative break.

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Bad Krozingen is a miniature paradise on earth, blessed with warmth and kissed by the sun. It is a spa resort offering a route to wellness through nature.

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The spa resort of Bad Mergentheim, which lies in the Liebliches Taubertal holiday region, encapsulates everything about a perfectly relaxing break: wellness treatments, spa facilities and health expertise.

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This superlative wellness destination with its spacious parks and wealth of opportunities for connecting with nature is tailor-made for extended health breaks.

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Bad Neuenahr has everything in place for a relaxing spa break, with modern clinics, well-trained doctors and outstanding natural remedies all providing health support.

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Bad Reichenhall has a rich, 150-year history as a health spa, with treatments that have proved hugely successful in alleviating respiratory illnesses. The natural secrets of its success are saltwater, mud and a stimulating climate.

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The state spa of Salzuflen, nestled at the foot of the Teutoburg Forest mountains, has been an important health resort in Germany since the early 19th century and is particularly well-known for its mineral and saltwater spa.

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With therapeutic springs, oxygen-rich air and a gently stimulating climate, the spa town of Bad Salzungen is perfect for health, relaxation and holidays.

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This saltwater and mud spa at the heart of Westphalia offers a broad choice of wellness, preventative treatments and rehabilitation. Visitors encounter the natural remedies of saltwater and mud and their therapeutic benefits at every turn.

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On the very edge of the Alps in Bavaria there lies a holiday region bursting with a charm: the Tegernsee Valley. Bad Wiessee, located right at its heart, offers top-rate medical care drawing on the natural iodine-sulphur springs.

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With its saltwater spring, Spreewald thermal baths and rehabilitation centre, the health spa resort of Burg, located between Berlin and Dresden, is the perfect place to wind down and relax.

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Oberstdorf has twice been awarded the prestigious official designations of climatic health resort and Kneipp hydrotherapy health resort. Why don't you take a wellness break in the Allgäu?

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Wiesbaden's first orthopaedic recuperation facility opened way back in 1836. The city's long tradition as a centre of healing has much to do with its 26 hot springs,

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