Spa Break in Austria: Relaxation and Fine Dining

A spa break in Austria is an excellent way to relax and unwind, its Alpine region offering the perfect conditions for the holidaymaker to rest and recuperate. Austria should however not only be considered suitable for those who seek ‘R&R’. With its combination of winter sports and spa and recreation holidaying, the Alpine region also provides an excellent, activity-filled alternative to the everyday for the more active traveler – particularly in winter. In addition the holidaymaker can enjoy hearty Austrian cuisine as a delicious and healthy accompaniment to the spa retreat. Such a holiday is particularly suited to sports people, families, and also for single travelers.

Spa Breaks and Regional Cuisine in Austria

The best region in Austria to promote wellbeing is, of course, the mountains. Areas like the Tyrol, Styria, and Vorarlberg are known for their remarkable high altitudes and pure, healthy air. For these reasons alone are these regions popular with health-conscious tourists. Besides many spa offers, usually consisting of saunas, massage, and baths, the spa holidaymaker will find an extensive selection of regional dishes. A typical dish of the Styria region is fresh salad prepared with pumpkin seed oil. The Tyrol, on the other hand, abounds with the usual, more traditional fare of dumplings and donuts - the perfect Après-ski appetizers. You can be sure, too, that in spa hotels everything is hand prepared, and good for both the body and soul.

Spa Break Offers

Winter, when the ski season begins, is without doubt the best time to enjoy a spa retreat in Austria. Skiing can be easily combined with a relaxing stay at a spa hotel, where the holidaymaker can find fitness activities, winter sports, and much more on offer. The pistes of east Tyrol are much-loved getaway destinations – equally popular are hiking districts like the Steiermark. To balance out the action on the piste, let yourself be spoiled in spas and health clubs. Then, round off your day with a dish of delicious regional specialties, which are high on the agenda of every Austrian hotelier, and can be savored by the health-conscious holidaymaker.