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Healing water

Why thermal water has healing powers


The thermal water in Badenweiler draws its healing powers from the rock strata of the Black Forest. When it has made its way to the surface at just over 400 metres above sea level, it creates an artesian spring.


Artesian spring: Overpressure in the groundwater is relieved

An artesian spring always rises in a depression below the groundwater level, where the water is under excess pressure. In contrast to an artesian well, which has to be drilled, here it finds its way to the earth's surface under its own power to unfold its healing powers as thermal water.

Since the discovery of the healing spring by the Romans, around half a million million litres of healthy thermal water have poured into Badenweiler every day!


Healing indications

The thermal water in Badenweiler has a beneficial effect on many different complaints - we have listed the most important indications on this page. In addition, you can read about the ingredients that give the thermal water its healing powers: It contains basic chemical elements such as sodium and calcium, their compounds such as sulphates, dissolved minerals and carbon dioxide. You can find a list of the respective proportions here:

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system:

  • Degenerative diseases of the joints and spine
  • Arthroses, damaged intervertebral discs
  • Chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases
  • Chronic forms of soft tissue rheumatism
    Follow-up treatment after operations and accident injuries to the musculoskeletal system, for pain and movement restrictions in joints and muscles
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diseases of the nervous system

Heart and circulatory diseases:

  • Functional circulatory disorders
  • Arterial circulatory disorders
  • Venous reflux disorders
  • Increased or too low blood pressure
  • Post-stroke care
  • Post-treatment of thromboses and phlebitis

Physically and mentally induced states of exhaustion

  • Vegetative regulation disorders
  • Convalescence after operations and general illnesses
  • Susceptibility to infections of the upper airways
  • Preventive cures

The healing indications refer to an external application of the Badenweiler thermal water.


1 Liter Thermal water contains:

Lithium (Li)                                                                                                                        0,067 mg
Natrium (Na)                                                                                                                        32,4 mg
Kalium (K)                                                                                                                          2,9 mg
Ammonium (NH4)                                                                                                                        < 0,02 mg
Magnesium (Mg)                                                                                                                          6,8 mg
Calcium (Ca)                                                                                                                        47,4 mg
Strontium (Sr)                                                                                                                        0,52 mg


Fluorid (F)                                                                                                          0,9 mg
Chlorid (Cl)                                                                                                            9,7 mg
Nitrat (No3)                                                                                                            3,7 mg
Sulfat (SO4)                                                                                                             71mg
Hydrogencarbonat (HCO3)                                                                                                           162 mg
Ionensumme                                                                                                     337,2 mg


Undissoziierte Stoffe
Kieselsäure (H2SIO3)                                                                                                         27 mg
Borsäure (HBO2)                                                                                                      0,77 mg
Borsäure (H3BO3)                                                                                                     1,09 mg
Summe gelöste Mineralstoffe                                                                                                  356,00 mg


Gelöste Gase
Kohlenstoffdioxid (CO2)                                                                                                                 42 mg


SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH, September 2023

Geologische Verhältnisse:
Quarzriff-Buntsandstein, Muschelkalk und verkieselte Randverwerfung.

auf 425 m über dem Meeresspiegel.

Temperatur bei Austritt: 26,3° C

Charakteristik des Wassers: Therme