The 6 most relaxing spa retreats in the Alps

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In todays fast and ever-changing world, finding some time to relax is key. If you are looking to recharge your batteries and regain inner peace, the next step is figuring out the best place to go. For myself, I cant imagine something more relaxing than enjoying the features of a high-class spa. In this article, I will present the 6 best spa areas in the Swiss and Austrian Alps. You will be spoilt for choice!

Bergoase, Grand Hotel Tschuggen, Arosa

Designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta, the Bergoase represents a truly unqiue spa oasis. Multiply awarded one of the best spas of the world, the Bergoase offers you everything you can wish of wellness holidays. Various swimming and relaxation pools are embedded in natural rocks and generous sails made of glass and steel fill the interior with light and provide the guests with a breathtaking view. Besides, different classic massages and beauty treatments are being offered.

Therme Vals, Hotel 7132, Vals

The thermal spring in Vals is truly special. If you expected common tiles like in an ordinary urban spa, youre in for a surprise. 60000 tiles of Vals quartzite have been erected here, representative for the archaic Vals valley. A view you can hardly forget. Extensive treatments reaching from Hawaiian massages to a swim in mountain herbs and even to French algae ointments top off the wellness holidays for your body.

Victoria-Jungfrau Spa, Grand Hotel Victoria Jungfrau, Interlaken

In the Swiss alps, embedded between two stunning lakes, relaxation is at home. The renowned Grand Hotel Victoria Jungfrau is perfectly suited for this purpose. Housing the worldwide unique Sensai Select Spa, it offers traditional Japanese rituals based on silk to reach total relaxation and boosting of natural beauty. Retrieve in the luxurious Private Spa for two persons. Sauna, blossom bath and a place of private tranquility can be enjoyed perfectly.

Grand Ressort Bad Ragaz

The spring for the world famous spa of the Grand Ressort Bad Ragaz originates in the Tamina canyon and fills the ponds of the spa area with 36,5 degrees warm thermal water. Since the 16thcentury, it is accredited with various curative effects. Individually tailored bathing sequences will deliver an ideal relaxation experience for every customer. Even more individual is the Private Spa: 100 square meters of truly personal relaxation with whirlpool, sauna, home cinema and dining area without disturbances await. Furthermore, various massages and beauty treatments are available.

Country Club, Kitzbhel

The spa area of the Country Club in Kitzbuehel houses a classy swimming pool made of natural stone, featuring a glass wall with panorama view of the surrounding nature. For the construction, serpentinite from the Hohe Tauern-region was used, located only 40 kilometers away. Of course, there are other means of relaxation besides swimming in the Country Club Kitzbuehel like sauna, massages or yoga lessons. A highlight to many customers is the stone pine quiet area. Stone pine is a regional wood of South Tyrol and is rumored to have a relaxing effect, especially shown to advantage in the harmonic atmosphere of the spa area. Pure wellness awaits you in Kitzbuehel!

Stanglwirt, Kitzbuehel

Slowing down and inner balance are the center of attention in the spa of the organic hotel Stanglwirt. The varied range of services goes from the largest hotel brine pool in Europe to a steam bath in marble to a waterfall grotto and fulfills every wellness lovers wish. Special highlights is the Stangls whey bath, an exclusive and fresh skin treatment from the Stangl alp. A different kind of relaxation are the various Ayurvedic treatments professionally offered by the Hotel Stanglwirt. Theres something for every taste.

 

Benedikt Lchinger is CFO at Edel & Stark Group.

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