It was built in the years 1804 - 1807 at the initiative of the Marshal Jan von Zopf, on the site of the then swampy meadow with rising healing springs. From the beginning, the building was intended as a spa institute for the treatment of wounded and sick soldiers, as they had been coming here for treatment since the time of Maria Theresa. During the Seven Years' War (1756 - 1763), military actions took place in the immediate vicinity. However, Teplice was declared a non-military territory, so soldiers from both sides were treated here together. The period favoured courteous deeds, so it was quite possible to heal and drink together with people you tried to pierce with a saber or hit with a cannon very soon. We will not know if military patients toasted to the reunion even then.