Schlangenbad

Schlangenbad

The district Schlangenbad is the main town of seven districts of the municipality Schlangenbad. Schlangenbad is at 320m n. NN and with its 940 (June 2012) habitants one of the smaller spa and health resorts in Germany, which makes it unique and picturesque. The spa is especially characterized by its gentle climate with significant cooling at night – similar to the mediterranean climate, which is the reason that the Aesculapian snake still exists in Schlangenbad. In former times the Aesculapian snake was common in whole Central Europe. Today they live only in warmer mediterranean regions. So Schlangenbad in Germany is unique for the existence of the Aesculapian snake which is also the symbol of the medicine and name giver for the town.

His fame as a spa Schlangenbad obtained after the discovery of thermal springs in the middle of the 17th Century and after the book publication “Bubbles from the fountain of Nassau (1830)” by the Englishman Francis Head, so that initially a visit of the spa was very popular among the British. After the French empress Eugénie de Montijo took a cure several times in Schlangenbad, the number of French spa guests temporarily increased enormously. Not only the English and French guests appreciated the peace and privacy in the past, but even the German nobility enjoyed to taking a cure in Schlangenbad. With the thermal open-air swimming pool built in 1931 Schlangenbad expanded its spa and bathing and starts his highlight as a spa, in which as from 1950 also were visited by private patients for the first time.

Today, nine thermal springs are tapped, the pebble-acid-rich thermal water with its temperature of 21 – 32 degrees is used especially for rheumatic diseases, skin diseases and nervous and circulatory problems. The Aesculapius spa in the green heart of the town with its fresh water of the thermal springs invites everyone to relax and dream. Due to central but quiet location close to the state capitals of Wiesbaden and Mainz Schlangenbad offers the ideal starting point for various activities.