"Healthy in Algund" is an initiative of the municipality of Algund, the Algund Tourist Association, Algund Aktiv and the South Tyrolean Kneipp Association. It is based on the principles of Sebastian Kneipp. The individual places can be found scattered throughout the municipality of Algund, using the possibilities of the natural landscape in a simple way and making it possible to experience the uniqueness of the seven districts of Algund.
"Everything flows." Heraclitus
Water is the source of life and symbolises the changeability of all living things. Water plays a vital role in Kneipp's natural healing method. At the "Healthy in Algund" stations, water can be experienced in many different ways. Whether classically in a swimming pool with brine bath, through cold arm baths - the so-called "Kneipp espresso", during cooling and revitalizing water treading, which provides an amazing feeling of ease, or the enjoyment of clear spring water.
"Movement is the soul of all things." Paul Klee Sebastian
Kneipp recommended moderate exercises such as hiking, swimming or cycling: Balancing sports that are fun and stimulate the circulation. Through exercise, all body systems find their balance and thus make people more resistant, more efficient and stronger. During the "Healthy in Algund" hikes and walks we experience the landscape at a natural pace and perceive it with all of our senses - for example while walking barefoot through the forest.
"You are what you eat." Ludwig Feuerbach
Healthy nutrition strengthens body, mind and soul, which form a unity according to Kneipp. What we eat, how we prepare it and the environment in which we enjoy our meals are crucial. Equally fundamental are regionality and seasonality, concepts that are currently booming. In South Tyrol, fruit and vegetable growing is a tradition, and the "Healthy in Algund" stations take us to numerous organic farms and shops.
"Nature is the best pharmacy". Sebastian Kneipp
The beneficial and health-promoting characteristics of herbs have probably been known since the dawn of civilisation. In addition, herbs delight our senses with the bright colours of blossoms and the fragrant and tasty aromas. The carefully and lovingly tended herb gardens, which we can experience and enjoy at the "Healthy in Algund" stations, show the diversity of this natural pharmacy.
"In measure lies order." Sebastian Kneipp
According to Kneipp, the order of life means, among other things, to become aware of one's personal and collective responsibility and to strive for the right measure. Healthy behaviour can be learned. The stations of the order of life are located in special places. Let us take time to find ourselves, let our eyes and thoughts wander and draw new strength from these moments of relaxation.