Szechenyi Bath and Spa Budapest

19th June

Departure from the hotel: 16,30
Duration of the trip: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Transport: 15 minutes by walk from the conference venue

Budapest can rightly be called the city of spas, and the Szechenyi Bath and Spa was its first thermal baths on the Pest side.

One of the largest bathing complexes in Europe, the premier medicinal bath of Pest- Its thermal springs were discovered in 1879; they are the deepest and hottest ( 74 - 75 C. ) thermal wells in the capital. The neo - Baroque baths were built in 1913, the swimming pool in 1927. The open - air sections with their pleasantly warm waters are equally popular in winter.

At the time, back in 1881, it was called "Artesian Bath", and was only a temporary establishment. In 1913, it was converted into a permanent bath, and received its present name and most parts of its pretty yellow building complex. In 1927, beach sites, as well as public bathing departments for gentlemen and ladies were added. In 1960, another expansion added a group thermal section (for use in bathing suites), and a daytime outpatient hospital. The year of 1999 saw a complete reconstruction of the swimming pools. Water filtering and circulation devices were added, and the fancy bath received high standard equipment and modern elements. The renovation and reconstruction work continues, partially closing down different sections each year.

The bath receives its thermal water from the 2nd St. Stephans Well.

Bath Units

The pools in Szechenyi Bath total 15 units, the following in specific:
Three larger pools, a swimming pool with 910m2 water surface, 26°C water temperature, with 0.8-1.7m depth; a fancy pool with water streaming, effervescent bath, and massaging water beam in 600m2 water surface, 32-34°C water temperature, with 0.8m depth; and a thermal sitting pool with 38°C water temperature.

12 thermal bath sections, 8 of them with 28-38°C water temperature, available for group bath in bath suits, and 4 of them 30-36°C water temperature, available for group bath in aprons.

Water composition

The hot spring contains a significant amount of fluoride and metabolic acid, along with calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, sodium and sulphate – effective to cure degenerative illnesses of joints, as well as chronic and semi-acute arthritis. It is also fit for orthopaedic and post-injury treatments.

The water of the drinking well contains a substantial amount of fluoride, alkalises, and calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, chloride and sulphate. As drinking cure, it can help the following disorders:

  • Chronic gastric catarrh, gastric ulcer, intestinal catarrh
  • Chronic inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney and of the urine paths
  • Chronic catarrh of the inhaling organs
  • Overproduction of gastric acid
  • Disturbances of metabolism linked to gout
  • Illnesses of the gall bladder and the gall paths
  • Calcium deficiency in the bones
  • Certain forms of renal stone

Important Dates and Deadlines

Conference Dates:

June 19 – 20, 2014 (Opening Reception: June 18)

June 18, 2014 (Junior Day)

Deadlines:

Early Bird registration deadline March 1, 2014

Abstract submission deadline May 1, 2014

Online registration deadline May 15, 2014