Curative water

    The worldwide unique curative water from the Johannisbad thermal spring

    • Proprietary state recognized spa (Johannes thermal spring)
    • Stored for thousands of years in Jurassic rock 
    • With special sulphur 
    • With high mineral content 
    • Source temperature 56° C
    • Source of the Johannes thermal spring at a depth of 1000 metres
    • Several hundred thousand litres of natural curative water fresh from the spring fill all our spa baths every day


    This is how our curative water can work

    • The special sulphur can be absorbed through the skin and have a direct healing, pain-relieving effect on ailing body regions.
    • Water pressure and buoyancy relieve the load on joints, ligaments, spine and musculature; the reduced weight allows new movements to be performed again. In addition to this, the water pressure and buoyancy influences breathing, blood circulation and body metabolism.
    • The warmth in the baths with temperatures from 27 to 39° C allows deep relaxation of muscles and mind and can counteract pain.

    The curative water can have an effect here

    Rheumatic diseases

    Chronic inflammatory joint diseases (chronic polyarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis), joint wear and tear (degenerative rheumatism or arthrosis and polyarthrosis), chronic inflammatory processes of the areas around joints, especially shoulder and hip joints (periarthritis), muscular rheumatism, muscle tension, hardened muscles (rheumatism musculorum, crampus, myogelosis), chronic inflammation of nerves and nerve pain (chronicneuritis and neuralgia, particularly of the sciatic nerve and the brachialplexus).

    Spinal disorders

    Wear and tear to vertebral bodies and intervertebral joints (spondylosis, spondylarthrosis), damaged discs (chondrosis orosteochondrosis), herniated intervertebral disc (nucleus pulposus prolapse), low back pain (lumbago), migraine (cervical), chronic inflammatory processes of the spinal joints, discs and ligaments (ankylosing spondylitis), postural disorders of the spine and malposition of the vertebral bodies, curvature of the spine with static problems (condition following Scheuermann’s disease, kyphoscoliosis, hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis, kypholordosis, Gibbus, spondylolis thesis), weakness of the spinal column (spinal insufficiency), deformities of extremities and joints.

    Metabolic disorders

    Increased uric acid levels in the blood (hyperuricemia), gout (arthritis urica), bone decalcification (osteoporosis of endocrinal and other causes)

    Surgical follow-up treatment

    Conditions after fractures, delayed bone formation (callus formation), conditions after bruising and joint injuries, conditions after haematomas, after muscle injuries and after operations to muscle and tendinous tissue, muscle weakness and as a result of immobilization and faulty posture (atrophy of inactivity), conditions following burns, scar problems. Follow-up treatment after spinal surgery (disc operations) and joint surgery, (particularly implantation of a total endoprosthesis in hip and knee joints).

    Heart and circulatory disorders

    Heart disorders as long as they are stable, condition following a heart attack, nervous and functional heart problems, high and low blood pressure problems, autonomic dystonia

    Circulatory problems

    Circulatory problems of the limbs, intermittent limping (peripheral circulatory disorders, acrocyanosis, erythrocyanosis, thromboangiitis obliterans or Buerger disease, Raynaud’s disease, arteriosclerosis), condition following vascular surgery


    Flaccid and spastic paralysis. Paralysis after accidents, injuries and operations (post-traumatic post operative paralysis), condition following a stroke (post CVA) six months after the last incident. Consequences of spinal polio (post poliomyelitis condition)


    General regeneration: stimulation of the metabolism, detoxification, environmental damage, stress conditions, nervous exhaustion, alleviation of age-related limb complaints, intermittent limping (peripheral circulatory disorders, acrocyanosis, erythrocyanosis, thromboangiitis obliterans or Buerger disease, Raynaud’s disease, arteriosclerosis), condition following vascular surgery

    Gynaecological conditions

    Chronic inflammatory conditions of the lower abdomen (chronic diseases of the adnexa), hormonal and functional gynaecological problems (amenorrhoea, fertility disorders)

    Contraindications and important guidelines

    All types of acute inflammation; severe physical exhaustion (cachexia); infectious diseases, also tuberculosis (as long as no inactive state of this has been guaranteed); severe, non-compensated heart and circulatory diseases; condition following a heart attack (9 months after this at the earliest).

    A total bathing duration of 20 minutes should not be exceeded in our baths (particularly in the hot sulphurous gas baths). In addition to this, the long periods of rest between baths should always be adhered to. Please check with the spa management before taking children into the baths. Children may only use the baths when accompanied by an adult. The hyperthermal bath may only be used by children from the age of 10 and again only when accompanied by an adult.

    Thermal water: Cations: Sodium (Na+), Potassium (K+), Calcium (Ca2+), Magnesium (Mg2+), Strontium (Sr2+), Iron (Fe3+,2+); Anions: Fluoride (F-), Chloride (Cl-), Bromide (Br-), Sulphate (SO42-), Hydrogen sulphide (HS-), Sulphur (S), Hydrogen carbonate(HCO3-), Silicic acid (H3SiO3); Gases: Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) amongst others