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Health & Wellness

Come to a place that's good for you!

A total of seven health spas as well as natural, traditional remedies characterise this holiday region.

Markus Backes

Recharge & enjoy relaxation

The healing powers of nature and attractive holiday offers make the Teutoburg Forest the "Healing Garden of Germany". In 7 health spas and 25 spa and recreational resorts, enjoy healthy holidays: for well-being, fitness and quality of life.

Healing powers of nature with traditions

  • Graduation house in Salzuflen

    Originally built for salt production, the graduation house play an important role in the alleviation of respiratory illnesses. Bad Salzuflen's graduation house opened in 2007.

  • Meinberg becomes a "curative resort"

    Because at that time many ailments were successfully "cured" with Bad Meinberg's healing waters and the effect of the sulphurous peat.

  • The Count invites you to the Spa

    In its seventh generation now, Count von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff's family directs Germany's only private health spa: Bad Driburg.

  • Lenné health park opened

    Today the health park still shapes the image of the Bad Oeynhausen state spa. Peter Josef Lenné, the star landscape gardener of baroque times, designed it.

  • Holidays in a healing climate

    Nieheim receives state recognition as a health spa with a therapeutic climate. And because hiking in the fresh air whets your appetite, there is also the "Westphalian Culinarium" on offer here.

  • The climatic spa becomes a Kneipp health spa

    Health-promoting and exceptionally refreshing while hiking: In the climatic spa and Kneipp health spa of Bad Wünnenberg, there are seven water treading basins and a barefoot path through the Aabach River.

  • The youngest health spa in North Rhine-Westphalia

    Bad Holzhausen has been given the name "Bad" (literally 'bath') since 2007. Thus, the traditional farmers' spa with its curative springs is the youngest healing spa in North Rhine-Westphalia.

  • A place in the "land of ideas"

    The highest recognition: The VitalWanderWelt is one of the prize winners in the "land of ideas", a joint initiative between the Federal Government and German industry.

  • The Teutoburg Forest holiday region top in North Rhine-Westphalia competition

    Four of the eight prize winners of the national competition "Healthy in North Rhine-Westphalia" came from the Teutoburg Forest holiday region. Projects from Preußisch Oldendorf, Bad Salzuflen, Horn-Bad Meinberg and the Lippe district all received awards.

    An interdisciplinary jury of experts from medicine, sports science, health economics and tourism chose the most innovative offers from 120 applications.

    First place in the competition went to an offer for treating tinnitus with the title "Hike your ears back to health" from the Preußisch Oldendorf tourist office in co-operation with HolsingVital GmbH. One of the two second places went to the Bad Salzuflen state spa in co-operation with the Institute for tinnitus diagnosis and therapy with the contribution of "Breathing energy - gaining strength through breathing exercises", which deals with the trend topic "Burnout prevention".

    In the "Future" category, the economic development of the district of Lippe in co-operation with Park Klinik Bad Hermannsborn GmbH and the German Sports University of Cologne won with the offer "Your personal cycling coach gets you to your destination - healthy fitness with the mentor bike". In the special category "Network", the city marketing of Horn-Bad Meinberg GmbH was one of the two winners with the relaxation offer "Let yourself fall - we will catch you!".

Impressions

from the healing garden of Germany

  • Rosengarten und alte Badehäuser Bad Salzuflen - Foto: A.Hub
  • Gräflicher Park Bad Driburg - Foto: Bad Driburg Touristik GmbH
  • Haus des Gastes Bad Holzhausen - Foto: Touristik Stadt Preußisch Oldendorf
  • Thermen Landschaft VitaSol Therme Bad Salzuflen - Foto: Vita Sol
  • Erlebnis Badelandschaft Isahra Bielefeld - Foto: Ishara
  • Entspannung - Foto D.Ketz
  • Yoga an den Externsteinen Bad Meinberg - Foto: D. Ketz
  • Atmen - Arminiuspark Bad Lippspringe - Foto: T. Conrad
  • Theatersal GOP Varieté Bad Oeynhausen - Foto: Staatsbad Oeynhausen GmbH
  • Erlebnisgradierwerk Bad Salzuflen - Foto: A. Hub

Spa parks, (spa) landscapes & remedies make sure that you feel good and recharge your energy.

Ronald Claaßen
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