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December 8

Thermal Springs

You may have heard about Aachens thermal springs. Here are some fun facts about them:

  • In the past a lot of famous personalities came to Aachen to cure their sicknesses, e.g. Casanova, Napoleon or Albrecht Dürer. Today still many people benefit from the healing powers of the thermal springs.
  • You can drink the thermal water e.g. at the Elisenbrunnen. Due to its sulfur content it smells unfortunately like rotten eggs – but it’s healthy!
  • In the 17th and 18th century treated diseases were:
    • Rheumatic diseases, arthrosis and gout
    • Rehabilitation after strokes, paralysis
    • Skin Diseases
    • stomach, kidney, gall, spleen and liver diseases
    • Melancholy & Nervous Suffering
    • Metal poisoning
    • Syphilis
    • Sterility & Women’s Suffering
    • Scurvy
    • Asthma
    • Emaciation, dizziness and ringing in the ears