"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 central role in Kneipp's natural healing method. At the "Healthy in Algund" stations, water can be experienced in many different ways. Whether classically in the swimming pool with brine pool, through cold arm baths - the so-called "Kneipp espresso", during cooling and invigorating water treading, which provides an amazing feeling of lightness, or the enjoyment of clear spring water.
"Movement is the soul of all things." Paul Klee Sebastian
Kneipp recommended moderate exercise such as hiking, swimming, cycling: Balancing sport that is fun and gets the circulation going. Through exercise, all the body's systems find their balance and thus make people more resilient, 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 our senses - for example walking barefoot through the forest.
"Man is what he eats." Ludwig Feuerbach
Healthy nutrition strengthens body, mind and soul, which according to Kneipp form a unity. What we eat, how we prepare it and the environment in which we enjoy it 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 properties of herbs have probably been known since the dawn of civilisation. In addition, herbs delight our senses with the bright colours of the 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, life order 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.