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Bad Kreuznach is a famous spa town, the prefix Bad refers to bath and healing. It becomes very obvious when walking through the town, there are many clinics and practises dotted around the town and of course the Kurhotel (spa hotel) in the middle of all these. Bad Kreuznach was already inhabited during Celtic times (5th century BC) when it was called Cruciniacum, then the Romans settled here – remains of a Roman villa with marvellous mosaic floors can be visited today. They all liked the mild climate and the healing properties of the water. But it was only early 19th century that physicians have used these healing properties of water and salt to establish the town into a spa town. Over the years the treatment possibilities have been increased and by now but traveller and sick people have a whole variety of treatments and wellness options to choose from. There is the Radon tunnel for example, one of the few in Europe, excellent for any kind of respiratory problems including asthma. Or the Bäderhaus (bathing house) with a huge variety of different saunas, spas and pampering treatments.
Given the beautiful surroundings with Nahe river and the valley, old castles and castle ruins, vineyards and a varietiy in sport activities like cross-bowing, cycling, hiking through the vineyards, it is indeed a perfect place to spend some lovely days. I was astonished to see many younger people here as well, a clear sign that not only old people come for treatment but that the younger generation also starts to refuse the quick but long-term maybe unhealthy pills and chemistry doctors prescribe today and prefers a softer way to treat body and soul for health benefit.
Please see VTer's Don (@Nemorino) description of the term Bad = spa, he has the better words that there is nothing bad at all with "Bad" :-)
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