Landhaus zu den Rothen Forellen – enjoy a spa break in the Harz region
The warm atmosphere of this 5-star spa hotel is reflected in the rooms and suites. The interior design combines modern amenities with a country-house style. Being located close to a trout lake in the heart of the Harz National Park, it offers guests the perfect setting to enjoy the relaxation and spa facilities and treatments. The area has been popular for activity holidays for centuries. Mountain walkers even stayed at the hotel as far back as the 16th century.
Appreciate some relaxing time-out in the Harz region
Guests will be able to leave life’s stresses and strains behind in the Forellen Spa. Facilities include a swimming pool and sauna area with a hot tub, steam bath, Finnish sauna and a low-temperature sauna.
The Forellen Spa’s high-quality treatments focus on balance, relaxation, strength and beauty.
Guests can pamper themselves with one of the many facials available in the beauty treatment area. Treatments include algae masks, micro dermabrasion and ultrasound.
Taste the exquisite cuisine
Enjoy regional meals at their best in the Landhaus restaurant. Alternatively, the Forellen Stube restaurant serves creative dishes inspired by traditional Alsatian cuisine.
Activities and culture in Saxony-Anhalt
The Harz region has plenty to offer anyone who enjoys both outdoor activities and culture. The Landhaus zu den Rothen Forellen hotel is an ideal base for walking and participating in winter sports in the eastern Harz region.
Visitors to Ilsenburg can go on a journey through time when visiting the Ilsenburg Abbey. It was founded in 1018 and was once one of the most influential Benedictine monasteries in the Harz region. A visit to the St Peter and Paul Church is a must for those interested in seeing the preserved fragments of the 12th century gypsum floor.
The Ilsestein is a granite rock formation close to Ilsenburg. Standing at a height of 474m, it offers spectacular views across the Ilse Valley to the Brocken.
The highlight of any visit to the Harz region is to go to the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountain range. Close by, and also worth experiencing, is the Heinrich-Heine walking trail, which winds its way through natural beech forests and the Ilse Valley with its beautiful waterfalls.
The thousand-year-old imperial city of Goslar is a mix of tradition, history and modernity. Goslar’s old town, with its impressive historical buildings, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amidst the churches and half-timbered houses, modern artwork from around the world can be seen all over the city.
Werningerode, with its historical city centre, is known to be the Harz region’s most colourful city. The half-timbered houses have been extensively refurbished and are now the colourful houses that are seen today. At the end of the 19th century, the German writer, Hermann Löns named the city ’Bunte Stadt am Harz’ (meaning the colourful city of the Harz). Tourists visiting the Wernigerode Castle will be able to see the original furnishings in the living rooms as well as discovering the eight-hundred-year history of Wernigerode’s Earls and Princes.
The Forellen Spa’s large swimming pool and sauna area is the perfect space to relax and escape life’s stresses and strains. The facilities include a swimming pool, a Finnish sauna, a laconium (a dry heat treatment room) and a steam bath.
Various massages like a hot stone massage, a herbal stamp massage, which uses herbs from the Harz region, as well as aromatherapy massages are available to treat guests to some all-important me time. There are also various therapeutic massages available like the arnica oil massage and reflexology treatments.
Guests can also experience the relaxing warmth of the alpha quartz sand on the quartz beds. The dry heat from the sand immediately gives a feeling of deep relaxation, without putting any stress on the body’s circulation.
Another way guests can relax and de-stress is to enjoy a bath with rose petals, lavender, milk or honey.
The Forellen Spa offers various beauty treatments using Babor products for an intense relaxation experience. On offer is a selection of facials as well as microdermabrasion to improve the skin’s complexion. During this treatment, the top layer of the skin is removed using fine crystals.
For those who are familiar with the Harz region will know of the Brocken. Standing at a height of 1,141m, it’s the highest peak in the Harz mountain range. Active holidaymakers will enjoy climbing the Brocken via the many walking routes. A particularly nice one is the Heinrich-Heine walking trail that winds itself through natural beech forests, the Ilse Valley with its many waterfalls. The easiest way to get to the summit is by using the Brocken railway. For a more romantic option, why not take a horse-drawn carriage to the top from the village of Schierke?
The hundred-year-old Benedictine Ilsenburg Abbey is located in the northern Harz region. Located in the grounds of the Abbey is the St Peter and Paul Church. Here you can see the rare carvings in the 12th century gypsum floor. Some refurbished buildings in this former monastery are now used for cultural events.
For those interested in culture, why not take a trip to the cities of Quedlinburg and Goslar? Quedlinburg is more than a thousand years old and is located in the far north-eastern corner of the Harz region. The pretty old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Take a wander around and take in the beautiful half-timbered houses, Romanesque buildings, the Renaissance Castle and the St Servatius Abbey.
Goslar’s old town is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is a fascinating mix between tradition and modernity with its historical buildings and the modern artwork created by artists from around the world. The Goslar Palace shouldn’t be missed. This historical building was built between 1040 and 1050 by Emperor Heinrich III. It was also where political meetings took place during the time of the Roman Empire. Heinrich III’s heart is said to be buried under a gravestone in the St Ulrich Palatine Chapel.
Other interesting destinations in the Harz region include:
- The Rappbode Dam, Wernigerode
- The Hexentanzplatz (the literally Witches Dance Floor) Plateau, Thale
- The Rübeland Stalactite Cave, Rübeland
- The Harz narrow-gauge railway, Wernigerode