A physician with a thirst for “mineral champagne”
The credit for the fame and renown of the CO2-rich Radenci mineral water goes first and foremost to Dr. Karl Henn, physician and balneologist, an expert in healing waters. As a young man travelling through Radenci, he sampled the local mineral water from the spring. In 1865 he returned, determined to drill a borehole at the spring and rediscover the “mineral champagne” from his student years.
He bought the land around the spring and, after four years of hard work, his determination paid off: natural mineral water finally flowed from the wooden oak pipe that he had pushed 17 m deep. It was even clearer and better tasting than the water he first tried as a student 36 years previously.