The history of Bad Heustrich

The history of Bad Heustrich is fascinating and even shaped, so they say, the origins of tourism in Aeschi.  Since 1770 the sulphur springs at the foot of the Niesen mountain was said to have healing powers. All sorts of cures were offered at Bad Heustrich and people from far and wide visited this legendary place.


After the initial heyday and then the second world war, the bath burnt down. Whether or not this was an arson attack still remains a secret today. Despite the rebuild, the time before the war was never able to be repeated.

Today people with learning difficulties or cognitive limitations live and work in Bad Heustrich. The wonderful handicrafts from Bad Heustrich, can be purchased directly from the shop, or some of them can also be purchased at Aeschi Tourism office.  

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