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Maria Buchinger Foundation


The Maria Buchinger Foundation aims to promote research in therapeutic fasting with the help of donations and contributions and in cooperation with universities and similar institutions. Maria Buchinger and her husband Helmut Wilhelmi, together with Maria’s father Dr. Otto Buchinger Sr., founded a fasting clinic in Überlingen on Lake Constance (Germany) in 1953. A second Spanish fasting clinic was opened in Marbella, Andalusia, in 1973.

These two facilities have produced three generations, who have made the work of its founders known worldwide. The Maria Buchinger Foundation was set up by the Wilhelmi, Rohrer and de Toledo families to continue this work.