1859 Prof. Buchner opens the homeopathic hospital
The history of the Krankenhaus für Naturheilweisen reaches back to the mid-1800s. The "Münchner homöopathischer Spitalverein" (Munich homeopathic hospital association) was founded in 1851. Prof. Dr. Joseph Buchner, homeopathic general practitioner at the court of King Max II. of Bavaria, established a homeopathic hospital in 1859 with royal approval receiving funding from the association and using his own funds.
The purpose of this hospital on Wiesenstraße 6 (Königinstraße today) was to "treat poor servants, family members and workers free of charge, but also paying patients were admitted. The patients are completely provided with food, medicines and treatment" (from "Medizinische Topographie und Ethnographie der königlichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt München" (Medical topography and ethnography of the royal capital and residence city of Munich)).
1968 Opening of the Krankenhaus für Naturheilweisen
Based on the heritable building right, the state capital Munich provided the trust Homeopathic Hospital with a plot of land on the premises of the hospital Harlachinger Krankenhaus. The condition was to change the name of the hospital to Krankenhaus für Naturheilweisen as well as to expand the therapy program.
After several years of building time, the Krankenhaus für Naturheilweisen was opened in 1968. The KfN was now able to meet the increasing spatial requirements and requirements of a modern hospital. Furthermore, the hospital was added to the hospital plan of the federal state of Bavaria and therefore fulfils the requirements for the covering of treatment costs by all health insurers.
A new lecture theatre was added in 1989. The hospital was thoroughly structurally renovated from 2002 to 2012 and the facilities and infrastructure were modernised. With 110 beds, the KFN offers mainstream, naturopathic and homeopathic hospital treatment to patients of all health insurers.
The medical directors of the KfN influence the mission of the KfN and contributed considerably to the success of the hospital.