The thermal springs of Bükfürdő

Your feedback: Leisure time in Bükfürdő, Hungary: a great spa resort for the effective treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.

I was in Bükfürdő during a fact finding trip in October 2013.

Bükfürdő is only 120 kilometers from Vienna, on the western border of Hungary. It is 230 kilometers to Budapest.

In 1957, thermal water rich in minerals was discovered in Bük. It is considered the richest mineral water in Europe, with high content of carbon dioxide, calcium, fluorine and magnesium. The mineralization of the waters in Buk is 5 times higher than in Heviz, 4 times higher than in Sárvár and 3 times higher than in Hajdúszoboszló. The thermal water comes from a depth of 1282 meters and has an output temperature of +55 degrees.

In 1962, in Bükfürdő opened a therapeutic bath.

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Baths in Bük is the second largest in Hungary. The thermal complex covers an area of 15 hectares and is called the Therapeutic Bathing and Recreation Park.

The thermal water in Bükfürdő is used for the treatment of: – diseases of the locomotor apparatus (backbone diseases, spondylosis, osteoporosis, arthrosis, lumbago, Bechterew’s disease) – rehabilitation after orthopaedic and neurosurgical operations – rehabilitation after injuries – chronic inflammations of joints – podagra – soft tissue rheumatism – chronic gynecological diseases – chronic urological diseases – podagra – digestive diseases.

The park has six thermal pools, four therapeutic pools, three children’s pools, baby pool and other pools, World of Saunas (with saunas, steam rooms), wellness center, children’s center, rest areas.

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Entrance after payment through the gate.

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The doctors in the medical center make an individual course of treatment: thermal pools, massages (traditional, underwater), curative baths (pearl, carbonic, traction), wraps, medical gymnastics, drinking course, electrotherapy, laser treatment, reflexotherapy. You can undergo a full course of examination for an additional fee, but it is cheaper to have a sanatorium card.

Patients with cardiovascular diseases, thrombosis, tuberculosis, acute inflammatory diseases, the presence of malignant tumors, and pregnancy are contraindicated to receive treatment in Bückfürdö.

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If you forgot to bring a swimsuit, flip-flops, towels, a swimming lap, a bag, then in the store buy everything you need for recreation and treatment.

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I have already mentioned that the complex has many pools. All pools are equipped with handrails, gentle descents, steps. There are special ramps for people with disabilities.

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The architecture of the pools is original.

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There is a mineral spring in the swimming pool, which is also used for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders (stomach ulcers, gastric and duodenal ulcers, constipation, chronic cholecystitis, etc.).

One should drink the water at room temperature, 100-200 milligrams 20-30 minutes before meals, in small sips.

The mineral spring has an interesting design, very unusual. It looks more like the flag of a resort.

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In the thermal complex everything is thought out from the first steps.

First, you change in clean and spacious changing rooms. There are separate changing rooms for wheelchair users.

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Clothes and bags can be left in a special locker. Everyone goes to the swimming pool in bathing suits, flip-flops, bathrobes, taking only a towel.

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We were lucky with the weather when we visited the thermal complex, it was warm and sunny. And how lucky for those who were treated at the time! How nice and comfortable to be in the pool outdoors and then sit on a bench in the park!

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The park area is very green and beautiful. Many benches are provided for relaxing. Because the resort is located at a point where the Alps and the lowlands, the Kieschafel, the subalpine climate is also one of the therapeutic factors. After a visit to a thermal pool, relaxing on a bench, breathing in the healing air and admiring the surrounding nature, what could be more pleasant than this treatment?

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The pools have different temperatures of thermal water. It is not recommended to stay in the thermal pools of this park for more than 10 minutes because of the high mineral content combined with a high temperature. It is better to make only three entries into the thermal water per day.

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We have observed that the pools have different numbers of people, apparently the doctor prescribes different pools for different patients to visit.

There are pools that are crowded like herrings in a barrel.

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There are pools where swimmers can be counted on the fingers. In this pool you can swim in or out of the indoor pool .

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A large gazebo over one of the pools is like a big mushroom. Most likely for beauty rather than from the sun and rain.

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The railing is double, on the spirit of any descent into the pool, for patient convenience.

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In October 2013, the weather was spoiling. +25, you can even sunbathe in the sun.

The paths are convenient for moving children and wheelchairs.

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Some of the outdoor pools did not work anymore.

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Signs in the park – graphic, understandable without translation.

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In the indoor pool there are very few people. All outside in the sun.

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In the medical indoor pool more people.

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Here in the bath there is a restaurant (for extra charge).

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Entrance to the sauna WITHOUT bathing suits! There is no translation into Russian, but it is understandable. For us it is somewhat unusual, because in the sauna, in the baths are both men and women, and children.

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There is also a children’s room in the bathhouse.

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There is a swimming pool with a countercurrent,

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Treatment rooms are equipped to attend one patient.

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The salt room is very nicely illuminated. The salt blocks serve not only for treatment but also as a decoration.

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Thai massage, aroma massage

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The treatment at the Bückfürdő Baths combines several therapeutic factors: the therapeutic water in the form of bathing, therapeutic treatments, drinking cure, sub-alpine mild climate.

For accommodation in Bückefürdő there are several hotels. In your spare time you can visit the Church of the Heart of Jesus in the main square of Köölög. Kösögö (20 km from Bükfürdő) and the castle-hotel Schibrik (the former hunting castle of King Matyas). In Bükfürdő is the largest golf course in Hungary in terms of area, with 18 holes.

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If you can financially and temporarily, there are no contraindications (described in the review above), I recommend treatment in the “Spa and Recreation Park” in Bükfürdő.

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