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The Mauritius Spring

Since two to three thousand years ago, humankind has been drinking from the sour water springs of St Moritz.

The Mauritius Spring

The iron spring was discovered during the Bronze Age and encapsulated in a well, which was used until 1907. In 1553, Paracelsus von Hohenheim, visited the mineral spring of St Moritz and immediately recognized the medical benefits of such a spring which he then described in his medical writings. His writings are said to be the first known and well preserved medical writings describing the “Sanct Mauritz” sour water spring. In Parcacelsus’s subsequent writings, he detailed his preference of the St Moritz iron spring in comparison to other similar springs throughout Europe.

The Mauritius springs, which brought the resort its early fame, were originally housed in a building of the hotel. The springs are accessible once again, and guests can reach them comfortably from the hotel. The famed doctor Paracelsus once described the Mauritius waters as one of the most healing natural springs in all of Europe. Today, guests of the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains can experience the restorative power of the springs around the clock, day and night.

Chem. composition (extract):


  • Iron FE 2+ 15.8 mg/l
  • Sodium Na+ 147.0 mg/l
  • Magnesium Mg2+ 26.4 mg/l
  • Calcium Ca2+ 317.0 mg/l
  • Potassium K+ 3.5 mg/l


  • Carbonic acid
  • HCO 1235.0 mg/l
  • Chloride Cl 20.0 mg/l
  • Chloride Cl 20.0 mg/l
  • Sulphate SO 200.0 mg/l

For further information:

www.kempinski.com/press • www.globalhotelalliance.com

Edited by:

Betina Welter • Director of Public Relations • Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains
Via Mezdi 27 • 7500 St. Moritz • Switzerland
T +41 (0)81 838 30 34 • F +41 (0)81 838 30 69 • M +41 (0) 79 77 40 866
betina.welter@kempinski.com • www.kempinski.com/stmoritz

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