In the course of his life, Kneipp developed the knowledge of the healing effects of water and medicinal plants into a systematic teaching based on his own findings and research.
The priest and naturopath thus created a holistic concept of life that views people, their habits and their natural environment inseparably as a balanced unit.
But how exactly did the son of a Bavarian weaver come to be nicknamed "water doctor" or "herb priest" - and after years even to fame far beyond the country's borders? Whole books could be written about this. But we will content ourselves here with the most important stages in the life of our namesake.