What are the Minerals in the Spring Water of Szechenyi Spa Baths?

The natural spring water of Szechenyi Baths comes from St Istvan (Saint Stephen) Well Nr. 2 (this spring well was opened in 1938, the first wells of Szechenyi Baths were found by Vilmos Zsigmondy whose statue you can see in front of Szechenyi Baths). The well of Szent Istvan is a naturally hot water spring, which contains various valuable minerals, like sulphite, sodium, calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, fluoride and metaboric acid.

Minerals of Thermal Waters at Szechenyi Spa Baths
Minerals of Thermal Waters at Szechenyi Spa Baths

The water of Szechenyi Baths is very high quality, and is also presribed by doctors as a drinking therapy. You can not only use the fantastic pools, baths, saunas and free aqua fitness classes at Szechenyi Furdo, but you can also drink its water (of course not from the pool…). The drinking well has proven medicinal effects. However, it is not recommended for everyone. Please consult with one of the personnel at Szechenyi Baths, or beforehand your doctor, if you can drink its waters safely. The water of the Drinking Well contains magnesium, calcium, chloride, hydro-carbonate, sulphate, alcalics, and please be aware, fluoride too.

Aqua Therapy at Szechenyi Spa Baths

  • Diseases of the joints (degenerative joint diseases)
  • Arthritis (chronic and sub-acute arthritis)
  • Orthopaedic and post-traumatic treatments

Drink Therapy at Szechenyi Baths:

  • Catarrhs and Ulcers (chronic gastric catarrh, gastric ulcer, intestinal catarrh, chronic catarrh of the inhaling organs)
  • Overproduction of gastric acid
  • Chronic inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney and of the urine paths
  • Certain forms of renal stone illnesses
  • Gout related metabolic discomfort
  • Gall-bladder (by improving gall-discharge)


Lithium Li+ 0,20 mg
Sodium Na+ 176,20 mg
Potassium K+ 21,40 mg
Calcium Ca2+ 156,30 mg
Magnesium Mg2+ 35,00 mg
Fluoride F 2,75 mg
Chloride Cl 197,00 mg
Bromide Br 0,20 mg
Iodide I 0,07 mg
Bicarbonate HCO3 554,60 mg
Sulphate SO42- 211,20 mg
Sulphide S2- 1,21 mg
Metaboric acid HBO2 6,50 mg
Silicic H2SiO3 36,40 mg
Carbon dioxide CO2 375,50 mg
Total: 1774,53 mg/liter

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