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.
They earned the regional capital of Hessen international fame as a spa resort in the 19th century. At the turn of the century there were already several clinics operating in the former ducal town, carrying its reputation as a spa town out into the wider world.
In the footsteps of the Romans
Today the hot springs are an essential element of medicinal and balneological treatments for patients with various complaints. As a result there are numerous specialist hospitals and rehabilitation centres in Wiesbaden, and the city is a recognised centre for the treatment of rheumatic and orthopaedic diseases.
High-calibre wellness treatments
In addition to Wiesbaden's range of medical treatments, many hotels boast access to their own thermal springs and offer a varied range of relaxing wellness therapies. Spa complexes such as the Kaiser-Friedrich and Aukammtal thermal baths offer visitors the chance of some serious rest and relaxation. The high standard of healthcare, combined with outstanding wellness facilities, has made Wiesbaden a superlative holiday destination.
Moreover the Hessian capital, situated as it is in the heart of Germany, is particularly easy to reach with a well-developed infrastructure. The city can also be proud of its entertainment and leisure activities that cater to every desire.