Event Chur

Public guided tour of the special exhibition

"Quellness. History of bathing in Graubünden»


02.07.2024 at 12:15 o'clock
16.07.2024 at 18:00 o'clock
06.08.2024 at 12:15 o'clock
20.08.2024 at 18:00 o'clock
03.09.2024 at 12:15 o'clock
Raetian Museum

Early on, sources were shrouded in myths and places of religious practice. The oldest evidence of this in Graubünden is the Bronze Age spring of St. Moritz. Since the 16th century, naturalists have described the healing properties of mineral-rich springs and analyzed the composition of the water. Spa doctors prescribed extensive drinking and bathing cures for a wide variety of ailments. The first spa guests had to climb into gorges and bathe for up to ten hours a day. In the 19th century, therapies became shorter and modern spa houses were built, which also advertised leisure activities.

In the course of the 20th century, the healing springs and baths lost their former importance due to new methods of treatment with medicines. On the other hand, bathing played an increasingly important role in everyday life for hygiene and personal hygiene. The private households were equipped with running water and bathtubs. Public bathing establishments were established to promote health through the sport of swimming. For several decades now, thermal baths and mineral baths have once again become popular tourist destinations. Wellness and lifestyle offers promise relaxation for body and soul.


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