THE UNDERGROUND CLIMATE THERAPY As a rehabilitation measure for respiratory diseases

Im Heilstollen im Silberberg stehen Liegen. Kugelförmige Lampen spenden angenehmes Licht. Zudem befindet sich im Stollen ein kleines mit Wassergefülltes Becken. | © Bodenmais Tourismus & Marketing GmbH

The Bodenmais therapy tunnel is located in the Silberberg ore mine (955 m). In this healing gallery, we offer our patients at the Silberberg Clinic the unique opportunity to use the underground climate therapy for long-term relief of respiratory complaints during their inpatient stay. At 5°C and 98% humidity, the air in the tunnel is absolutely free of dust and allergens, a balm for damaged lungs. Numerous asthma and respiratory tract patients have experienced long-term relief from their symptoms thanks to the underground climate therapy at the Silberberg Clinic.

And the best thing is: Stollen therapy is free of any side effects

In addition to underground climate therapy, the Silberberg Clinic uses a variety of other forms of therapy in the treatment of respiratory diseases. It is an ideal complement to climate-terrain therapy, respiratory gymnastics/therapy or pharmacotherapy. All respiratory diseases can be treated, including

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • bronchiectasis
  • emphysema
  • Chronic pulmonary infections
  • Chronic sinusitis

Optimal conditions in the Silberberg therapy tunnel

In order to achieve long-term success through therapy in the Bodenmais Healing Gallery, we recommend a three-week cure in the Silberberg Clinic. Patients breathe the pollen-, dust- and allergen-free air for around two hours a day at a constant five degrees - summer and winter. The optimal conditions in the therapy tunnel help patients to breathe more deeply and increase blood flow to the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, which helps to reduce inflammation.

Underground climate therapy is offered at the Silberberg Clinic not only for adults but also for children. Pregnant women can also undergo the therapy without hesitation, as the therapy has no side effects. We are happy to offer you a day-long "Stollen taster". This allows you to try out the therapy without obligation and see for yourself the positive effects of the healing tunnel.
Stollen therapy for outpatient treatment

At the Silberberg Clinic, we do not only offer the therapy form of tunnel therapy to inpatients. Outpatients can also use the underground climate therapy as self-payers or as part of an outpatient spa treatment with a doctor's prescription to treat their respiratory disease. The tunnel is open all year round and the treatment lasts approx. 2 hours, 6 days a week - it is usually carried out for 3 weeks.

The following services are included in the price of Stollen Therapy:

  • Transport service from the clinic to the therapy tunnel
  • Supervision by trained staff
  • Loungers and insulating mats in the tunnel

All further information on underground climate therapy and numerous other forms of therapy at the Silberberg Clinic can be found here:
Silberberg Clinic