This has been internationally famous as a spa for some two hundred years,
thanks to the sulphurous water which gushes out of the ground here. It was the
labourers digging drains in the town (which lies close to Pecs and Mohacs) who
discovered the miraculous effects of the water. After days of working in the
boggy area they realised that their arthritic limbs were no longer painful.
The construction of the spa itself was begun in 1820 in the middle of an enormous
park by the aristocratic family which owned the land. Today Harkany offers treatment
in the form of mud packs, bathing and drinking cures.