Monte San Vigilio/Vigiljoch spring water
Precious, fresh and pure, an elixir of life.
The vigilius mountain resort has a treasure that is probably unique of its kind. Fresh spring water gushes out of the mountain. The precious water from the Vigiljoch flows through all pipes - from the tap, in the shower, bathtub, pool and whirlpool. On the Vigiljoch there are some very productive springs that come to light below the tree line at about 1700 m above sea level. The numerous springs have been used for more than a hundred years for the farms, holiday homes and restaurants on the Vigiljoch.
Scientific research has shown that the spring water from the Vigiljoch comes from the springs in very different qualities - from slightly radioactive medicinal water to pure, slightly mineralised drinking water. From the 1960s onwards, the precious water from some of the springs was transported down into the valley via kilometre-long pipelines, where it is still bottled today as “Merano Mineral Water”. Some of the springs have a higher concentration of radioactivity, iodine and arsenic. They have been successfully used for therapeutic purposes by the thermal baths and spas in Merano since the 1930s.