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The Rhine, the Spas, and Beyond; in War and Peace

  • Richard Scully
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Abstract

For ‘folk tales and legends, romantic landscapes and Gothic castles’, the Rhineland was unequalled in quality and quantity, but there was also the attraction of the various spas and health-resorts which lined the river’s banks, and contributed in no small way to its popularity as a destination for British travellers.1 J. A. R. Pimlott asserted that it was ‘in large measure due to the English that … German mineral springs [were] transformed into cosmopolitan resorts’, and the vogue for ‘hydropathy’ which was exported from the spas of the Rhineland attracted large numbers of British seekers after health and wellbeing.2

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Folk Tale Irresistible Desire British Tourist British National British Traveller 
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  • Richard Scully
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  1. 1.University of New EnglandAustralia

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