Health resorts - The national park region with a spa tradition
Three health resorts combine classic health and spa facilities with the latest health and wellness offers in Saxon Switzerland.
Heavenly nature, fresh air and healing springs saw Saxon Switzerland rapidly develop into the health resort of the 19th century. The great tradition of health resorts remains an obligation and a guarantee for the high quality of the facilities available to this day.
The town of Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel was created in 1999 from the moor health spa of Bad Gottleuba and the Kneipp health resort of Berggießhübel. Idyllically situated in the densely forested Gottleubatal, facilities – including two traditional rehab clinics and health spas – provide everything you need for a quick and lasting regeneration and rehabilitation.
Bad Schandau, which was officially recognised as a health resort back in 1800, is the oldest resort in the region. There was a sanatorium here back in the times of Sebastian Anton Kneipp (1821-1897), which offered treatments in line with his methodology. In 1920, Schandau was crowned a resort, and the town became an official Kneipp resort in 1936. With its two rehab clinics and excellent wellness hotels, the town, which is ideally situated on the River Elbe, is the wellness centre of Saxon Switzerland.
Rathen spa town
Rathen spa town is situated at the foot of the famous Bastei Bridge, in the heart of the impressive landscape of Saxon Switzerland National Park. The traffic-calmed town with its 400 residents is ideal for people looking to recuperate far from the everyday, in the heart of pristine nature. Rathen's network of "terrainkur" pathways includes ten routes of different difficulty levels, which are ideal for active recuperation.