The Spring Museum, which is also known as the Museum of Health Resort Mining, was created in 2014, in connection with the 260th anniversary of establishing the first mineral water springs in Świeradów. This investment was implemented by the Świeradów-Czerniawa Health Resort, which involved modernisation of the basement rooms located under the radon water well room of the 18th-century “Dom Zdrojowy” facility.


The exhibition presents the methods of use of these springs from the beginning of their exploitation, as well as history of the health resort itself. According to the legends and stories passed down by successive generations inhabiting these areas, the miraculous springs have been worshiped since the 12th century. Leonard Thurneyssen, who was a physician from Berlin, was the first to note the healing properties of these waters in 1572. In addition, there are wall paintings presenting health resort activities, mining exhibits, as well as statues made of sandstone, which (among others) depict the patron saint of miners - St. Barbara.

The first mention of Świeradów mineral waters in the publication by a Berlin physician - Leonhart Thurneysser zum Thurn. He published the results of his observations of the so-called "sacred spring".

A physician from Gryfów - Kasper Schwenckweldt mentioned acidic mineral waters (currently the "Upper Spring") and called it "Beer Spring" due to brown colour of the water.

The spring was examined by a physician from Pobiedna – Weist. He presented his results to Count von Schafgotsch. Then, a 5-person commission inspected the spring and determined the therapeutic properties of these waters.

The spring was recognised as a healing spring and called "Oberbrunen" - "Upper Spring". Subsequently, the casing of this spring was carried out at the order of Count von Schaffgotsch.

Housing of the "Upper Spring" was improved - a wooden pavilion is created in order to provide a shelter for its users.

A physician from Wrocław named Meusel conducted a scientific chemical analysis of the "Upper Spring".

Fire of wooden buildings around the "Upper Spring".

Opening of a new Health Centre with a Walking Hall, which was built above the "Upper Spring".

Mineral waters of the "Upper Spring" were thoroughly examined: this time in the scope of radioactivity, by Prof. His from Berlin and Reichau, PhD from the University of Halle.

Research conducted by Klemens Schaefer, PhD from the University of Wrocław. It was concluded that the gaseous emanation of radium is the cause of radioactivity. This discovery resulted in a change of views about the main therapeutic factor.