Sebastian Kneipp - A Life in Balance with Nature

The life story of Sebastian Kneipp is closely connected with his holistic philosophy of embracing plants and nature to remain in good health. Suffering from tubercolosis, Kneipp was determined to find a cure and began looking into various methods of healing. When he managed to heal his illness with cold water hydrotherapy in the Danube River, his spirit for research was kindled.

Kneipp dedicated the remainder of his life to expanding his knowledge on the healing powers of water and medicinal plants and began forming his systematic set of beliefs. The priest and naturopath, Kneipp, created a holistic life concept which sees the human being, his life habits and his natural environment  as an inseparable and well-balanced unity.

His findings are the foundation of the brand Kneipp® and the building blocks for our collection of bath, body and skin care products.
 

Nature has provided us generously with everything we need to remain in good health.

Sebastian Kneipp

The 5 pillars of Kneipp

Today the holistic thinking of Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897) is more up-to-date than ever before, and it is still regarded as ground-breaking in naturopathy.

LEARNING FROM KNEIPP

The Kneipp Brand

From Sebastian Kneipp’s philosophy and knowledge of nature, in 1891 the Kneipp® brand was formed.

What Kneipp® has been standing for over 125 years

An eventful life

From priest to naturopath and water doctor.

The story of Sebastian Kneipp