120 years ago Sebastian Kneipp made Wörishofen the talk of Germany with his unique Kneipp spa treatments and this time-honoured spa resort in the Allgäu has been a popular holiday destination ever since.
Bad Wörishofen is situated 635m above sea level. The mountain air and the spring water, which contains fluoride and iodine, provide the ideal ingredients for health breaks based on Kneipp treatments.
Kneipp cures in the Allgäu
These are available in more than 165 clinics and hotels in Bad Wörishofen. Other facilities include a Kneipp forest trail, more than 250 kilometres of cycle trails and footpaths, tennis courts and golf courses. Top of everyone's list in Bad Wörishofen are the thermal baths, a 5,000m² South Sea oasis beneath a glazed dome. Eight different pools with water rich in sulphur, iodine and salt help to alleviate chronic joint pain and circulatory disorders. Chromotherapy, a Kneipp trail and a 2,000m² sauna paradise offering 15 steam and sauna attractions also promote feelings of wellbeing.
On the trail of the ‘Water Doctor’ Kneipp
There are monuments to Sebastian Kneipp in various locations around the town. His teachings and his successes as a spa physician can be admired in detail at the Kneipp Museum. Close by are the Kneipp mausoleum and a small bathing house where Kneipp treated his first patients. In the spa gardens, which Sebastian Kneipp originally laid out, there are three medicinal herb gardens showing how his home apothecary once looked.