The Soonwald-Nahe Nature Reserve has a long standing naturopathic tradition.
Bad Kreuznach was already a glamorous bathing resort and very much liked by the German higher nobility in the middle of the 19th century . In Sobernheim at the beginning of the last century the “Clay pastor” Emanuel Felke treated his patients very successfully with air baths, uncooked vegetarian food, callisthenics and especially with clay. Even today the three health baths Bad Kreuznach, Bad Muenster am Stein-Ebernburg and Bad Sobernheim still make use of the natural spas of the region.
In the saline valley between Bad Kreuznach and Bad Muenster am Stein-Ebernburg 13 graduation houses provide for saliferous and pleasant air. Bad Kreuznach also offers the only radon tunnel for inhalation cures in all of Germany and a bathing house with one of the most beautiful sauna and bath landscapes. In Bad Sobernheim the proven Felke cure is still based on the four elements light, air, water and clay and guarantees today just as in the past holistic “well-being”. A three kilometre long barefoot trail combines family-friendly experiences with relaxation in the Felke city.
The extensive forests of the Soonwald heights and the vastness of the Hunsrueck plateau offer peace, solitude and a relaxing nature experience.