Seven o’clock in the morning: The first guests of the day enter the Wandelhalle in Bad Kissingen. Soft sunlight floods into the cruciform building. All is calm. They slowly make their way to the Brunnenhalle, or well house. Here there are two springs, surrounded by a gleaming set of bronze pipes. The guests remain standing. They are holding glasses in their hands. Brunnenfrau Anette Sell greets one of them. After a short conversation she knows what to do: She takes the glass and holds it under a tap. Carefully she fills the glass with fresh water. For centuries, the springs of Bad Kissinger have been famous for their healing effects. Women of the well like Anette Sell still dispense the healing water in the traditional way – and thus preserve an ancient custom.