History of Bad Wörishofen

1067

1067

Werenshova

First mention in written records in a document including the name of noble Otthalm of Werenshova.

1243

1243

Werenshova is donated to the Dominican Order

The owner of Werenshova, Christina von Fronhofen, gives the dominion to the Dominicans.

1251

1251

Dominicans get patronage law

The Dominican convent in Augsburg is granted the right of patronage to the Church of St. Justina.

1629

1629

The plague rages

Due to the plague 500 Wörishofener are taken away, only 2 farms are spared.

1718 - 1721

1718 - 1721

Construction of the monastery

The monastery is built under the direction of famous Rokoko builder Dominikus Zimmermann.

1852 - 1855

1852 - 1855

Kneipp is ordained a priest

Sebastian Kneipp became a confessor in the Dominican convent on May 2, 1855.

1881

1881

Kneipp becomes priest of St. Justina

Sebastian Kneipp becomes parish priest of St. Justina. The number of people seeking help is growing.

1889 - 1897

1889 - 1897

The town is growing

The population increases to 2,746, the number of guest beds to around 3,000.

1890

1890

Wörishofen becomes a health resort

The local council votes. With a majority of one voice the decision for the spa is made.

1894

1894

The Spa Gardens are created

A park with walking paths is being created on the clay fields of a former brickworks.

1920

1920

Wörishofen becomes spa town

The Bavarian State Ministry awards Wörishofen the title "Bad".

1949

1949

Bad Wörishofen becomes city and Kneipp health resort

The Bavarian State Ministry makes Wörishofen a city, in the same year it becomes Kneipp-Heilbad.

1972

1972

Bad Wörishofen (Unterallgäu)

Bad Wörishofen decides to belong to the administrative district of Unterallgäu.

2004

2004

Thermal bath under palm trees

The Wund Group opens the Bad Wörishofen Thermal Spa on May 1st.

2006

2006

Kurtheater celebrates its 100th anniversary

The traditonal theatre building in the centre of the city is 100 years old.

2011

2011

World record with arm bath

1135 people take part at the "Longest Arm Bath in the World". World record!

2013

2013

1st German and 4th Bavarian barefoot hiking day

The 1st German and 4th Bavarian Barefoot Hiking Day takes place on August 24, 2013 in cooperation with Health Care Bayern e.V.

2015

2015

Kneipp is an intangible cultural heritage

On December 4th, 2015, the German UNESCO Commission added "Kneipp as traditional knowledge and practice based on Sebastian Kneipp's teaching" to the nationwide directory of intangible cultural heritage.

2017

2017

City anniversary: 950 years Bad Wörishofen

Under the motto "Bad Wörishofen - then and now", the city celebrates the first mention of Wörishofen in 1067 from June 29th to July 2nd.

2020

2020

100 years "Bad" Wörishofen

Wörishofen celebrates the awarding of the title “Bad” on March 6th, 1920.

2021

2021

200 years Sebastian Kneipp

On May 17th, 1821 Sebastian Kneipp was born in Stephansried. 200 years later, Bad Wörishofen celebrates this anniversary.

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