Gold 2019 / People / Culture

Miracle Mud

  • Photographer
    Alain Schroeder
  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Culture

Techirghiol, is a small Romanian town on the Black Sea famous for its therapeutic mud particularly effective in the treatment of arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, skin ailments and detoxification, and beneficial for overall well-being. In the beginning of the 20th century, when the curative properties of the mud were recognized by the scientific community, Techirghiol established itself as a spa town with organized mud extraction and treatment facilities. The public nomol (mud) baths are open 7 days a week. Residents of the region have been coming here their whole lives.