Sebastian Kneipp and the healing power of water

Water contains healing; it is the simplest, cheapest and – if used correctly – the safest remedy.

Sebastian Kneipp

Water can quench more than thirst


Sebastian Kneipp had an eventful life story. As a young man, he developed tuberculosis – at that time, it was an incurable disease. Yet the priest was able to cure himself with ice-old immersion baths in the Danube. The foundation of his water cure was laid. Now Kneipp focused intensively on the health-promoting power of water.

His water applications are also still very popular today as they are easy to perform. In 2015, the German UNESCO Committee even decided to recognize "Kneippen (water-treading) as traditional knowledge and practice according to the teachings of Sebastian Kneipp" as a form of intangible cultural heritage.

Healing with water

Sebastian Kneipp rediscovered the healing power of water. Before his time, the ancient Romans already used to work with water treatments.

HYDROTHERAPY

The increasing-temperature foot bath

THIS IS HOW WATER HELPS AGAINST THE COMMON COLD