New technology for kissinger water

New technology for kissinger water

Since the 19. Bad kissingen healing water is bottled in the kurhausstrasse in the twentieth century. The spa tenants at the time, the brothers peter and ferdinand bolzano, had water from the rakoczy and pandur springs filled into clay vessels around 1830. They shipped the water both within europe and around the world, thus also contributing to bad kissingen’s reputation as a world spa.

Those glory days were a long time ago. Until 2001, the state baths administration still bottled medicinal and bitter water on a large scale and delivered it throughout germany, but this was then discontinued due to insufficient demand. Since then, staatsbad gmbh has only bottled smaller quantities every three years in order to have reserves, to sell the water as a souvenir and, above all, to obtain the approvals required for bottling under pharmaceutical law. Recently, however, this was also threatened: the filling line in the jug magazine broke down. A good year ago, the bavarian center for state baths invited tenders for the repair work. In the meantime, it has been completely renewed. The costs of around 228.000 euro is borne by the freestate.

Repair no longer makes sense

The 30-year-old system could no longer be repaired. "Due to its age, the existing treatment and filling plant for medicinal water was completely worn out. A repair was neither economically justifiable nor technically sensible", A spokeswoman for the bavarian ministry of finance informed us on request. The old plant was therefore replaced by a new one. After the general renovation of the kurhausbad, it will move there. It is used there for show bottling staged for tourists.

As the ministry of finance explains, the new plant has already been in operation since february. "Until the beginning of august, the plant was ‘run-in’ by sampling and analysis", says the spokeswoman. In the meantime, the plant has been released for further operation. A public inspection is currently not possible for reasons of pharmaceutical law. It will first be seen in the spa baths.

In principle, longer-term interruptions to operations entail the risk of losing licenses under pharmaceutical law. Experts see it as difficult and costly to obtain them again afterwards. The ministry emphasizes that the drug approvals were never in question. "All measures were carried out in close coordination with the office of the government of upper franconia responsible for the monitoring of remedies", explains the spokeswoman.

Specifications for the show room

The theme of medicinal water is to play an important role in the spa baths in the future. Currently, the state of bavaria is having the former baths and the neighboring neumann wing (formerly the royal logierhaus) converted into a branch of the state institute for health and food safety (landesanstalt fur gesundheit und lebensmittelsicherheit, LGL) with 100 workplaces at a cost of 45 million euros. While the laboratories will be housed in the neumann wing, the LGL administration will work in the kurhausbad. A gastronomic offer and the bottling of medicinal water are also planned there.

For this purpose, the medicinal water treatment and filling plant is placed in a special room that is built in accordance with pharmaceutical regulations. Staatsbad gmbh is responsible for the continued operation of the stadium, as it has been up to now. "In the process, the ‘state-owned bad kissinger rakoczy’ and the ‘kissinger bitter water’ are bottled", says state bath spokeswoman ines hartmann. Visitors will then be able to view the plant through a glass front. In addition, according to current plans, an information screen will provide information about the water and the filling process.

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