Spas & health resorts in Destination Germany
Anyone in search of relaxation will enjoy the fresh sea air and health-boosting hydrotherapy treatments in Göhren, the third-largest resort on the island of Rügen.
The traditional Baltic seaside resort of Göhren is located on the easternmost tip of Germany's largest island, Rügen. Göhren is quite unique in Germany, as it is both a state-approved seaside resort (since 1878) and an official Kneipp hydrotherapy health resort (since 2007). The glorious natural scenery and the northern beach, which stretches for miles, not only attract spa guests but also families. In fact, Göhren was given an award in 2008 for being particularly family friendly. As well as all the usual treatments, the resort focuses on the holistic health concept developed by Sebastian Kneipp. Kneipp's treatment was founded on five pillars of equal importance – hydrotherapy, herbalism, exercise, nutrition and spirituality – although it was the hydrotherapy component that made the Kneipp cure famous. As Germany's only hydrotherapy health resort situated right by the sea, Göhren is an ideal place for visitors to do wading sessions, barefoot walks and other Kneipp therapies. The natural healing qualities of the sea air and the salt water also reinforce the effects of thalassotherapy. This form of climatic therapy is recommended for the prevention and treatment of a variety of ailments. Rügen medicinal chalk is a regional speciality that is recognised for its healing properties. It can be used to relieve skin diseases and conditions such as joint inflammation and arthrosis.