Good to know - Wellness

Austria offers countless good and unique opportunities for wellness and spa experiences in beautiful surroundings. In Bad Hofgastein we have properties only a stone’s throw from the newly renovated Alpentherme, and in Bad Gastein you will find Felsentherme, which is just opposite the gondola lift, just a small walk from our apartments. 

So if you want to combine your skiing holiday with wellness and pampering then the Gastein area is the right choice for you.

Alpentherme in Bad Hofgastein has just undergone a major expansion and renovation, where among other things, the new area “Relax World” has been added. Relax world is a great place if you want complete relaxation and contemplation. Here you can relax in the “quiet” pool while enjoying a massage from the massage jets in the pool, or you can jump into the heated pool, which is pure balm for the soul. 

Alpentherme is the ideal place if you want to give yourself a well-deserved timeout and let go of all worries. If you are into sauna, Alpentherme also has their own “Sauna World”, where they offer, among other things, infrared cabins, a steam cave, sauna bar, a sauna lit in different colors and much more. If you have children, Alpentherme also has a family department. In the family section, you can find everything from a baby pool to cool slides that take time so you can compete and see who is the fastest, to the cool water cinema where you can float in the water while they show different movies on a large canvass, so You disappear into another world. In addition, Alpentherme also offers various treatments where you can choose everything from a delicious facial to a relaxing massage. 

Alpentherme is a small oasis that exudes peace and quiet in the middle of the ski paradise. If you want to know, more about Alpentherme then click here

Felsentherme is located right by the gondola in Bad Gastein, and here you will find plenty of opportunities to pamper your body and get rid of any sore muscles. You can either enjoy the warm relaxing and bubbling water in their openair hot spring while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Hohe Tauern Mountains or perhaps even see the snow drifting gently while lying there. I f you rather want to be indoors, you can take a dip in their relaxing hot spring pool, which is 32 degrees hot, and is embedded in the old Gastein rock. 

After a swim, you can relax in one of the comfortable, modern sun loungers, from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of Gastein’s slopes and the Hohe Tauerne mountains. Felsentherme also offers different types of sauna with essential oils, which besides loosening up the tensioned muscles also pamper your sense of smell. Felsentherme also has a panoramic sauna, so you can enjoy the warm climate in the sauna, all while you also get a fantastic view of the mountains of Gastein. If the body needs a little extra relaxation, it is also possible to book a nice massage. See more about Felsentherme and its many possibilities here

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Heilstollen is a health center where radon therapy is used to treat various chronic diseases. Heilstollen is undoubtedly something very special and one of nature’s unique treasure chambers.

The treatments take place inside the mountain in a 2.5 km long tunnel, where there are different levels of radon, depending on where in the tunnel you are. The tunnel was originally dug in the hunt for gold, as Gastein had previously been known as Europe’s gold chamber. Therefore, in the 1940s, they came up with the idea that they would dig into Radhausberg in the hope of finding large quantities of gold. Instead of gold, thermal water was found within the mounatin. The thermal water had been working through the underground for hundreds of years, creating small crevices and gorges from which the radon water vapor could rise.

The combination of warm and humid air enriched with radon heats the long tunnel inside the RadhausBerg mountain, allowing you to experience some form of therapy that you cannot experience anywhere else in the world. Some of the scientifically proven benefits of radon therapy include prolonged pain relief and, in some cases, even complete cessation of pain, reduced need for medication and immune stabilization.

To read more about the benefits and the course of treatment click here

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