The Sächsische Staatsbäder GmbH has 10 state-recognised mineral springs in Bad Elster. These include the Marie and Moritz springs, the salt spring and the Elstersäuerling.
You and your health benefit from the numerous minerals and trace elements which are contained in our mineral springs in dissolved form and can therefore be absorbed particularly well by the body. The individual characteristic combination of minerals for each mineral spring and the naturally occurring carbon dioxide make up the effect on the organism.
Due to their chemical composition and physical properties, the mineral springs of Bad Elster are suitable for drinking treatments and bath therapy. Strict regulations must be observed when using the healing water for bathing and drinking in accordance with the Medicines Act. Among other things, healing water must contain dissolved substances in a concentration of at least 1,000 mg per 1 kg of water. The healing water in Bad Elster, for example, contains a lot of natural carbon dioxide (more than 2,000 mg/l).
Even in ancient Rome, bathing was not only cultivated for reasons of personal hygiene, recreation or relaxation, but even then it was attributed a healing effect. For example, the buoyancy of the water considerably relieves the strain on muscles and joints and thus alleviates pain. In addition, warm healing water generally promotes relaxation and ensures a general feeling of well-being. Carbon dioxide baths have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and naturally reduce high blood pressure. Mineral baths support the metabolism and help with deacidification. The high level of carbon dioxide in the Bad Elster mineral springs also makes bathing a sparkling experience. Give it a try!
During the drinking treatment, the healing water is drunk regularly over a longer period of time for therapeutic purposes. This form of treatment was prescribed for numerous diseases until the 20th century. Drunk regularly, healing waters can prevent a mineral deficiency or compensate for an existing deficit. Marie, Moritz and salt spring and Elstersäuerling alleviate disorders of digestion, metabolism, kidneys and the efferent urinary tract, encourage recreation and compensate mineral deficiencies depending on the mineral composition.
The individual characteristic combination of minerals for each mineral spring and the naturally occurring carbon dioxide make up the positive effect on the organism. Due to their chemical composition and physical properties, the mineral springs of Bad Elster are suitable for drinking treatments and bath therapy. Strict regulations must be observed when using the mineral healing water for bathing and drinking in accordance with the Medicines Act.
|[Translate to english:]||Marienquelle 1||Marienquelle 3||Moritzquelle 1||Elstersäugling||Salzquelle|
|Natrium-Sulfat-Chlorid-Hydrogencarbonat-SäuerlingTrinkquelle/Badequelle||Natrium-Sulfat-Chlorid-Hydrogencarbonat-Säuerling Trinkquelle/Badequelle||eisenhaltiger Natrium-Sulfat-Chlorid-Hydrogencarbonat-Säuerling Trinkquelle/Badequelle||eisenhaltiger Säuerling Trinkquelle/Badequelle||Natrium-Sulfat-Chlorid-Hydrogencarbonat-Säuerling Trinkquelle/Badequelle|
|Natrium (Na+) in mg/l||630||221||850||40,5||965|
|Kalium (K+) in mg/l||16,9||7,7||20,4||1,8||25|
|Magnesium (Mg2+) in mg/l||30,9||18,3||42,6||19,5||45,1|
|Calcium (Ca2+) in mg/l||42,2||29,5||54,4||7,6||58,4|
|Eisen (Fe2+) in mg/l||16,7||12,4||24,5||32||18,6|
|Mangan (Mn2+) in mg/l||0,62||0,55||0,83||0,67||0,60|
|Ammonium (NH4+) in mg/l||0,15||0,16||0,05||<0,05||0,06|
|Fluorid (F-) in mg/l||0,34||0,31||0,21||0,21||0,29|
|Chlorid (Cl-) in mg/l||429||153||558||21,9||632|
|Sulfat (SO2-) in mg/l||643||254||903||39,1||1017|
|Nitrit (NO2-) in mg/||<0,005||<0,005||<0,005||<0,005||<0,005|
|Nitrat (NO3-) in mg/l||<0,5||<0,5||<0,5||<0,5||<0,5|
|Hydrogencarbonat (HCO3-) in mg/l||458||214||603||223||682|
|++Gelöste feste Stoffe++|
|(inkl. undissoziierte Stoffe) in mg/l||2307||940||3059||386||3446|
|Kohlenstoffdioxid (CO2) in mg/l||1832||737||2036||1824||2165|
|Bad Elster||Marienquelle 1||Marienquelle 3||Moritzquelle 1||Elstersäugling||Salzquelle|
|Heartburn, fullness, belching||•||•||•|
|Stimulation of digestion||•||•||•||•||•|
|Stimulation of the bile and pancreas||•||•||•|
|Blood lipid metabolism disorders, diabetes mellitus, gout||•||•||•|
|++Kidneys and the efferent urinary tract++|
|Prevention and (post-)treatment of urinary stones (except cystine and urate urinary stones)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Chronic urinary tract infections||•||•||•|
|Flushing of the kidneys||•||•|
|Iron deficiency and increased need||•||•|
How to get a healing water therapy
As part of an outpatient spa treatment, you will receive the healing water baths as prescribed by one of our spa doctors or by your general practitioner or specialist. The mineral or carbon dioxide baths can also be purchased privately as individual application or included in one of our offers of your choice. Experience the invigorating effect of a therapy with our natural carbon dioxide healing water during a Health Vitality Week or with our classics.
- 1324First documentary mention of the village Elster
- 1669Analysis of the Elstersäuerling (Moritz spring)
- 1810Discovery of new mineral springs during the relocation of the Elster stream bed
- 1818First warm mineral water baths in a simple woodshed
- 1848Elster becomes royal Saxon State Spa, the first bathing season opens
- 1852Opening of the first massive bathhouse and the bathing colonnades with King, Albert and Marie spring
- 1860Construction of the foyer at the Moritz and Salt spring
- 1873Development of another eight mineral springs (Moorwiesen springs)
- 1929Completion of the new foyer at the Salt and Moritz spring
- 1956New version of the Marie spring
- 1994Reopening of the Salt spring, which has been closed for decades, after the renovation of the foyer.
- 2000New opening of the historical Marie spring