Climatic Health Resorts
Best Climate for Health
Climatic health resort or state-approved climatic spa (German: Luftkurort) is the most prevalent rating for spa towns. It therefore is hardly surprising that in Saxony-Anhalt many climatic health resorts are in the low mountain landscape of the Harz with its mild but bracing climate.
Approving a Spa
Climatic health resorts are the youngest group in the traditional classification of spas and health resorts in Germany. The rating of Luftkurort (German for climatic spa or health resort) is awarded to municipalities that boast special climatic conditions, which can have a positive effect on health and wellbeing. The air is particularly clean in those towns. The state rating based on the quality standard as set forth by the Deutscher Heilbäderverband (German Spa Association) guarantees health competence. These resorts provide ideal conditions for a relaxing break not only for stressed-out and pollution-tired city dwellers. Climatic health resorts are usually located in rural regions set in scenic landscapes far from industry and busy roads. As a rule, climatic health resorts and health resorts are found in popular holiday regions. Be it an active holiday in the mountains with sunlight therapy or slowing down at the seaside with its beneficial maritime climate: given the respective climatic conditions on site a sojourn at a climatic health resort can alleviate various ailments such as skin disorders and respiratory diseases.