Visitors arose at 6 am to drink the water and be serenaded by a band. The medical doctors at Karlsbad often limited patients to sure meals for each meal. In the afternoon, guests went sight-seeing or attended concerts. This ended round 9 pm with the sufferers returning to their boardinghouses to sleep till 6 the following morning. This routine continued for as long as a month and then the sufferers returned home until the next year.