The Eisvogel hotel and spa is located in Lower Bavaria in the heart of the Hallertau region, which is famous for growing hops. This 4-star hotel, run by the Zettl-Feldmann family, is situated in the outskirts of the village and close to the River Abens. It has a long standing tradition and boasts a 7,000 m² garden surrounded by mature trees.
Hallertau hops, known as Halltertau Hopfen in German, are an essential part of the HopfenWell concept. Although traditionally Hallertau hops are used in the brewery industry, the health benefits are increasingly being appreciated for its soothing effect. The Eisvogel wellness area offers various treatments that use hops like a calming hops oil bath, a relaxing cream wrap or a hops salt exfoliation, which encourages the skin to become taut. The Eisvogel spa’s guests can additionally discover other natural remedies from the region like sulphuric and thermal spring water. A wellness treatment programme can be individually tailored to suit guests’ needs.
The 1,600m² Eisvogel spa, with its views across the banks of the River Danube, is an ideal place for a relaxed holiday. It has an indoor pool, an infrared sauna, Finnish sauna, salt steam bath and a gym in the bath house.
Pure enjoyment is the motto of the distinctive Eisvogel cuisine. Even food and drink enthusiasts across the Bad Gögging border appreciate the typical Bavarian country house style cooking. Regional and seasonal ingredients are selected to create classic Bavarian specialities. During the spring, guests can try the home grown asparagus and strawberries from the farm and in summer there are an abundance of home grown fruit and vegetables on offer.
The Eisvogel wellness hotel has a spa area of about 1,600m², which includes 15 treatment rooms, two of which are spacious spa suites. The 12 x 6m indoor pool overlooks the banks of the River Danube and includes water jets for resistance swimming. There are also a variety of saunas like a Finnish sauna, salt steam bath and an infrared sauna as well as a well-equipped gym.
In addition to the more classic beauty treatments on offer at the Eisvogel hotel, you can also discover something a bit different with a natural sulphuric bath, a natural mud moor wrap or a hops bath.
Cosmetic treatments are also available like Botox or procedures using hyaluronic acid filler. All treatments are carried out after a thorough consultation and under professional supervision of a doctor.
The Eisvogel hotel has a 36m² gym area - including 4 endurance machines, 1 power machine and a studio for classes.
Wellness & Care
It is possible to arrange an appointment with a doctor at the Eisvogel hotel – available 3 days a week. The range of services includes:
- Health checks - including an ECG and extensive blood tests
- Psychosomatic pain management
- Migraine therapy
- Tinnitus treatment
- Thread and varices vein treatments
- Cosmetic treatments using Botox and fillers
The Abusina Roman Fort
The Abusina Fort in Eining dates back to Roman times and was part of the Limes that ran throughout Europe along the Rhine and Danube rivers. Nowadays, the entire Limes is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
River cruises on the Danube and Altmühl rivers.
Cruise boats regularly run back and forth between Kelheim and the Weltenburg Abbey between April and November where you can take in the stunning Danube gorge as well as the Altmühl valley.
The Weltenburg Abbey
The Weltenburg Abbey is a Benedictine monastery and is located near to the entrance of the impressive Danube Gorge (Donaudurchbruch in German). It was founded in around 600 AD by the monks of St. Columbanus and is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. You can also visit the Baroque church or the beer garden, which is the perfect spot to relax and sample the local Bavarian cuisine.
Conservation area Weltenburger Enge
Go by boat to capture the best view of the gorge! This beautiful 5 km stretch of the River Danube meanders through the gorge with its chalk rocks, which stand an impressive 70m high.
Kuchlbauer’s Bierwelt (Beer World) in Abensberg
Take a tour of the brewery and taste the typical wheat beer from the region as well as discovering all there is to know on the subject of beer! You can also visit the Kuchlbauer Tower. Standing around 35m high, this impressive observational tower was designed by the Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The panoramic terrace allows a fantastic view across Abensberg and the surrounding area with its hops gardens.
The Hall of Liberation in Kelheim
The Hall of Liberation is located on Mount Michelsberg in Kelheim. The monument was constructed on the orders of King Ludwig I as a landmark to remember the Wars of Liberation (1813-1815).
The Eisvogel Gasthof pub serves down-to -earth country style cuisine using plenty of regional, seasonal specialities. During the spring, the in-house farm shop supplies asparagus and strawberries. In autumn the Eisvogel kitchen team treats guests to mushrooms and venison from the region, either traditionally prepared or newly interpreted. The cosy rooms in the Eisvogel pub are decorated in a typical Bavarian style and create a perfect ambience for a cosy, sociable evening.