The large number of mineral springs of South Tyrol are considered to have a healing impact on body and soul - an overview.
More than one healing spring can be found in Anterselva: in Anterselva di Mezzo, only a stone’s throw from the parish church, there is the Hartmannsbrunnen fountain, in Anterselva di Sotto, there is Salomonsbrunn, which is considered healing for gynaecological disorders.
In S. Maddalena in Casies, there is the Gsieser Badl, its healing springs are effective against rheumatism, muscle and pain in the limbs.
In Gais, there is also an ancient bath of the 1930s, with a drinking water spring and a bathing spring, to counteract stomach trouble, nervous affections and ulcer. The mineral spring can be found in the forest behind Castel Neuhaus.
Five springs belong to the Wildbad in San Candido. Lavaredo is effective against stomach inflammations, the Kaiserwasser against gastric ulcer and kidney stones and is available in bottles as mineral water, the sulphur spring counters arthritis and gynaecological diseases and is used for inhalations against asthma, bronchitis and skin diseases, while effectiveness against debility, muscle cramps and gynaecological diseases is attached to the iron source of the Antonius fountain. In Issengo, there is a little chapel that was built on a healing spring against eye complaints.
The healing spring of Bagni di Brennero was first mentioned in 1400, the local ruler Sigismund der Münzreiche and his spouse Eleonore von Schottland sojourned in this place in 1460. Also illustrious guests such as Henrik Ibsen, Richard Strauss, Franz Lehar and Leo Fall stayed in Bagni di Brennero.
In the surroundings of Bressanone, there are the Plose spring, as well as the “Elvner Badl“, to which curativeness with upset stomach is attached.
Bad Ratzes in Castelrotto originally comprised four springs that used to be combined according to the deficits: cold sulphurous water, warm sulphurous water, cold and warm chalybeate water, as well as the peculiarities of the spruce needle baths, practised until 1962.
The healing springs of Merano are located at the Monte Ivigna, such as the Jungbrunnen, effective against the Black Death. Also pilgrimages were organised to this place. In the pilgrimage church S. Felice in Marlengo, there is an immersion on the floor that contains seepage water, that is considered to be effective against headaches.
In South Tyrol, there are also mineral springs that protect against vermins and pests, that is to say in Stelvio at the healing springs of Sant’Ulrico parish church. A healing spring against high temperature is located at the Medarus church in Tarces, Val Venosta.
Widely known is the sanctuary Tre Fontane in Trafoi, considered to be effective against storm damages, eye complaints and gynaecological disorders. Relief is only achieved if you drink from all three springs.
Further healing springs are located in Badia, Villa Santa Caterina near Brunico, S. Geltrude/Bolzano and Marebbe.