"Water is good, Air is Better, but Light is the Best of All!"

Bled is one of the most famous destinations in Slovenia. First visitors here were pilgrims and admirers of the idyllic landscape, and in the second half of the 19th century health tourism started developing in earnest. Rikli is one of the people responsible for this. On the shores of Lake Bled he built the Natural Healing Institute (Naturheilanstalt Mallnerbrun) and successfully managed it for half a century.

A few months ago, the first monograph about Arnold Rikli's life was published, called "Retracing the Footsteps of Arnold Rikli." For the occasion its author, Vojko Zavodnik, a Slovenian writer and historian, told us: "It's a story of a man with ambition and passion, who believed that one can truly be healed through natural methods and reconnecting with nature. We could say that Arnold Rikli is a worldwide-recognized symbol of naturopathy, whose teachings and ideas...

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