The incredible power of Glauber’s salt


How good does that feel! Bathing in thermal spring water is always a real pleasure. But if you plunge into the natural brine pool at the Vulkaneifel Therme in Bad Bertrich, you will feel almost reborn when you emerge.

The warm mineral water comes from the mountain spring in this little spa resort. It rises to the surface from a volcanic fissure 2,300 metres underground and bubbles out of the ground at a healthy temperature of 32°C. The water is 24,800 years old and perfectly pure. It is filtered and enriched with minerals as it passes through various rock strata. The balance of minerals means that the Glauber’s salt water is also good to drink.

Due to its composition, made up largely of sodium, hydrogen carbonate and sulphate, it is officially the only Glauber’s salt spring in the whole of Germany. It takes its name from chemist and pharmacist Johann Rudolph Glauber who identified ‘Glauber’s salt’ as an element of mineral water in 1625.

Relax in the sparkling mineral waters of the Vulkaneifel Therme in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Relax in the sparkling mineral waters of the Vulkaneifel Therme in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

The healing powers of the water have been used for a long time. The ancient Romans, known for their taste for the finer things in life, discovered the spring in Bad Bertrich centuries ago. They used the warm water in the Roman baths so typical of their everyday rituals. Even back then, they understood the beneficial and healing effects of this treasure from deep inside the earth.

Outside area of the Vulkaneifel Therme in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Outside area of the Vulkaneifel Therme in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Visit to the sauna at Vulkaneifel Therme in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Visit to the sauna at Vulkaneifel Therme in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Bathing in Glauber’s salt water stimulates the circulation, improves the body’s own immune defences and creates a feeling of gentle relaxation. This means the Vulkaneifel Therme spa in Bad Bertrich, which is fed by this unique mountain spring, is perfect for a day of wellness and relaxation. Bathing provides relief for the painful joints and muscles caused by, for example, inflammatory rheumatic or degenerative musculoskeletal conditions, and also improves the flow of oxygen to the skin cells.

There is also the wonderfully rejuvenating natural side effect of silky soft skin. If you still feel the need to pamper yourself a little, you can relax in the sauna complex at Vulkaneifel Therme or enjoy a revitalising massage.

Relax and slow down at the Römerkessel countryside therapy park in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Relax and slow down at the Römerkessel countryside therapy park in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Once you are fully recharged, you will have a spring in your step as you explore the pretty centre of Bad Bertrich and the surrounding area. There is something else special about this little place: the Römerkessel, the first countryside spa park in Europe. It is the perfect place for anyone seeking calm and inner balance. There are seven themed gardens, including a lava garden and a silent garden, allowing visitors to find the path to their very core and inspiration for improved mindfulness. A little piece of paradise for nature lovers.

In its beautiful setting between the Moselle and the wooded hills of the Vulkaneifel, Bad Bertrich is also the perfect starting point for various excursions and walks. Wine lovers and romantics can head off towards the Moselle and its inviting little villages, while nature lovers can explore the wonderful scenery of the Vulkaneifel and its magical maars, which bear testimony to the region’s fiery past.

The healing water from the Glauber’s salt spring also has a healing effect if consumed. The drinking fountains in the spa gardens in Bad Bertrich bubble with water from the depths of the earth, which rises to the surface through the Löwenkopfbrunnen spring. Taking the waters helps ease gastritis, chronic irritable bowel disease and constipation. If you wish, you can fill up your own bottle with this mineral-packed gift from the region’s volcanic past and take it home with you.

Forget about everyday life and relax in the spa garden in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

Forget about everyday life and relax in the spa garden in Bad Bertrich, Eifel

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Bad Bertrich

In its idyllic setting between the Moselle and the volcanic Eifel, the spa resort of Bad Bertrich in the GesundLand Vulkaneifel is home to the only Glauber’s salt thermal spring in Germany.

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