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Jeseník Spa was the first hydrotherapeutic spa in the world. The spa has the local folk healer Vincenz Priessnitz to thank for its fame. He was dubbed the “water doctor” because he founded the first hydrotherapeutic institution in the world in Jeseník back in 1822. Thanks to this, Jeseník became renowned as the “cradle of contemporary balneology”.Visitors to Jeseník are patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system and autonomic nervous system, patients with illnesses of the respiratory system or with blood circulation disorders.
Priessnitz spa resort / © Mgr. Daniel KozákWaterfall close to Jesenik / © Ing. Lubomír ČechJeseníky mountains / © Ing. Lubomír Čech

Points of interest
About 80 springs of very high quality mountain water gush up from the centre of the earth in the area around Jeseník. A walk along the picturesque paths leading to them is one of the most popular activities among guests to the spa.
 

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Jeseník: Location

GPS latitude/longitude: 50.22832 , 17.20596

 

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