The spring near our hotel in Val Passiria/Passeiertal has been well-known for a long time. A bathhouse, called “Zegg-Bad” (“Bad zu Egg”), on the site of today’s Bad Fallenbach, was already attested to this in the 18th century. The “Falbenpachhäusl”, which the name of our wellness hotel in Val Passiria/Passeiertal goes back to, was situated very nearby. The “Falbenpachhäusl” was close to the bathhouse but didn’t belong to the same owner. This was only the case from 1892.
The Zegg-Bad’s spring water was analysed for the first time before that though (1830-35) and was labelled as healing water back then. A bath in this spring was prescribed for various ailments: nerve conditions, stomach ache, aching hips, gout, melancholy, colic and weak blood vessels.
As a result, the community of San Leonardo/St. Leonhard carried the “health resort” epithet from 1883.
The Bad Fallenbach spring is classified as water with a low natural mineral content. It is the richest mineral spring throughout South Tyrol and has 505 µS/cm conductivity. The water contains iron, fluorine and iodine. It also contains traces of aluminium, arsenic, boron, barium, bromine, chrome, copper, lithium, lead, selenium, zinc, beryllium, silver, lanthanum and caesium. The spring’s source is at 750 m above sea level with a temperature of roughly 9 to 12 °C.
At our hotel in San Leonardo/St. Leonhard in Val Passiria/Passeiertal you have the opportunity to revive the old tradition of farmers’ baths. Do something good for yourself and take an energy bath in South Tyrol’s richest mineral water!