So far and yet so close: Bad Bocklet. One thing does not exclude the other here. Embedded in the wonderful hilly landscape of the Bavarian Rhön, the city encourages visitors to gain new insights. Discover their diversity and let yourself be inspired: One of the sources in the truest sense of the word is only a few steps away from the Kunzmann's hotel: The famous master builder Balthasar Neumann created a baroque well construction here. In it, the healing water with the highest iron content in Germany arises. Enjoy the liveliness of this spring before a meal. 

Next to the drinking fountain you will find the Kneipp facilities of Bad Bocklet. It is a further place of stimulation for our guests and part of our health philosophy. Sebastian Kneipp's holistic thinking still applies today as a trailblazer for naturopathic healing methods and modern preventive medicine. The priest and naturopath created a visionary concept of life, which regards human life, their habits and natural environment as an inseparable, balanced unit. In this concept, he closely linked the elements of water, plants, exercise, nutrition and balance.

The heart of the expansive parkland is the historic "Wandelhalle", which, thanks to its characteristic design, serves as a venue for numerous concerts and cultural events. If you are looking for a more active program, you will find a well-developed network of hiking trails and cycle routes in the neighboring Saaleauen. A special tip for your wellness weekend in Bavaria is the 9-km long tour along the Promenadeweg to Bad Kissingen.



Thanks to secularization, the "bath" became the property of the Bavarian state in 1803 and reached its second heyday in the Biedermeier period with the favour of the Bavarian kings. The new version of the spring under Ludwig I and the establishment of the iron-containing steel baths contributed to the further popularity of Bad Bocklet. Highest lords such as Crown Princess Marie of Bavaria or the Austrian Empress Sissi came to the spa or to visit.

The plaster cast of an artistic triptych shows that personalities of the Jena Romantic circle also stayed here - you can admire it in the Kurmittelhaus. The original, on the other hand, hangs in the Thorwaldsen Museum in Copenhagen. The triptych is reminiscent of the young Auguste Böhmer, who was a favourite of the circle around Goethe and Schiller. The magnificent relief, designed by Gärtner and made by the then probably most famous sculptor of the Biedermeier period, the Danish Thorwaldsen, shows Auguste handing her mother a bowl of Bockleter healing water.

A gem of a special kind, which you should not miss visiting, is the reading room in the right side wing of the fountain. The light hall, consistently furnished in the Biedermeier style, gives a picture of the lifestyle and way of life of earlier (spa guest) generations.


After centuries the spring was rediscovered in 1724 by the Aschach priest Schöppner. The Würzburg prince-bishop Franz von Hutten had the famous baroque master builder Balthasar Neumann seize it immediately.

The use of the healing spring was initially reserved for the prince-bishop's court itself. The spring and bath became accessible to a larger public after secularisation in 1803, as the state bath of the Kingdom of Bavaria. The leasing of the state bath to often irresponsible private tenants from the second half of the last century onwards and the consequences of the war stood in the way of expansion. The untiring efforts of the spa physicians Hofrat Dr. Michael Werner and Dr. Ludwig Trümbach as well as of the local priest Dr. Nikolaus Gengler prevented worse things from happening and ensured an upswing again and again. But only when the Diocese Caritas Federation became a tenant in 1925 did it allow an orderly development through continuity and positive work, and in 1937 the official award of the title "Bad" to Bocklet.

About Bad Bockleter citizens there is a joke: "Böckelter do not die, they rust.""". As always there is a piece of truth in such idioms. The Bad Bockleter healing water from the Balthasar Neumann spring is the most ferruginous healing water in Germany. From a depth of 100 metres, the healing water bubbles upwards due to the high pressure of its own carbon dioxide. Its highly effective, health-promoting effect is based on a unique cocktail of dissolved minerals and gases.

In addition to the content of iron and minerals, the high proportion of dissolved gases, enjoyed in baths, also has a strong but well-tolerated effect on the blood circulation of the largest human organ, the skin. In this way, but also internally through a drinking cure, the organism is purified, enriched with minerals and the metabolism is stimulated overall. The low content of table salt, the stomach friendliness and the balancing effect in case of stomach acid overproduction do the rest.

The proven healing results are based on purification, irrigation and drainage of the cells, cell stimulation through transmineralisation and change in conductivity.

Therefore, the steel source has proven very effective in the following indications:

general strengthening of the body, especially after injuries
+ operations
+ infectious diseases
+ fatigue states
+ blood count disorders
+ gland activity disorder
+ stimulation of the metabolism
+ iron deficiency, anemia
+ swelling of joints, capsules and muscles
+ gastric mucushaemia, gastric mucosal diseases
+ urogenital exhaustion in men and women
premature aging


Music from Jazz to Classical

Today's spa band under the direction of Stefan Hegedüs is very popular with locals and guests in Bad Bocklet.

The concerts are interesting and varied. The guests and listeners can expect a high musical and artistic level. The variety of the music and the different formations in the occupation form the band which offers thereby a broad repertoire. The spa band plays from April, 01 to October, 31 and from December, 15 to January, 15. The musicians offer daily (except Monday) early concerts, afternoon concerts and evening concerts. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon the chapel plays for the dance tea.


Water is the elixir of life. The water from the Balthasar Neumann Spring is the most ferruginous healing water in Germany and is one of the most vibrant types of water in Germany. This vitality is celebrated at Kunzmann's: Drunk fresh in the Kurhaus before eating, it prepares the senses of taste in a unique way.

From a depth of 100 metres, the water bubbles upwards through the high pressure of its own carbonic acid. Its highly effective, health-promoting effect is based on a unique composition of dissolved minerals and gases.

According to the analysis of the Balneological Institute of the University of Munich, one litre of Balthasar Neumann water contains: