Wellness holidays in Bavaria, the Bavarian Forest, the Allgäu and the alps

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Bavarian Spa Hotels

Relaxation with a Mountain Panorama

Bavaria, most famous for its rambunctious Oktoberfest, is also not surprisingly a great holiday destination in the summer, when southern Germany's exquisite countryside is brought to life. Although the surrounding environs of Bavaria's spa hotels lend themselves to a wealth of outdoor activities, the spa facilities of these exquisite Alpine residences will make any guest struggle to leave the hotel grounds.

Romantic Spa Holidays: Neighbouring Area

The Bavarian countryside is not only blessed with idyllic woods, hills and valleys, but is also ideal for countless outdoor sports, activities and excursions for exampke in the following regions:

Golf is a popular pastime on romantic spa holidays in Bavaria, as are archery, hiking, mountain-biking, water sports and rock-climbing allowing visitors to choose their own balance between spa relaxation and exercise. Just around the corner are many ornate, picturesque villages offering open hospitality and an excellent opportunity to get a taste of genuine German countryside living. As well as having enviable mountain panorama views, staying at a Bavarian spa hotel puts one in reach of many historical sites, making cultural excursions such as visiting historic castles, museums and monasteries a possibility. With the fresh alpine air, unadulterated tranquility, and an unswayable emphasis on well-being, a romantic spa holiday in one of Bavaria's luxurious spa hotels is an unbeatable escape from hectic everyday life.

Romantic Spa Holidays: Staying at Bavaria's Spa Hotels

Typical facilities of these hotels are indoor and outdoor pools, thermal springs, mineral spas, and personal training at the hotel gym. Full body massage, oil massages and scented baths are also part of many spa packages, with added quirks such as the Parkhotel Bayersoien's African spa treatments and spa landscape. Here the African theme is continued with sumptuous cuisine from the Cape of Good Hope available from the hotel's African kitchen, and live African music in the evenings - the perfect accompaniment to a candlelight dinner.


Summer Hiking & Spa Holidays in Upper Bavaria

Bavaria's Ammergau region is famed among lovers of the great outdoors for its spectacular alpine scenery, fresh mountain air, and abundant opportunities for rejuvenating outdoor activities. Home to miles of winding trails, the region is a walker's paradise. It also plays host to a number of picturesque spa towns where visitors can unwind after a day's activity. A holiday in Bavaria combining hiking and luxurious spas could be just the ticket for anyone seeking an invigorating yet relaxing outdoor break.

Hiking and Spa Holidays in Bavaria: Activities

With its proximity to the Soier See lake and the Bavarian Alps, the picturesque mountain resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers visitors a huge range of outdoor activities. As well as being the perfect starting point for hiking the region, opportunities for Nordic walking are ample in the rugged surrounding terrain. Furthermore, the lake offers visitors a range of watersports in the summer, as well as ice skating in the winter months, while the nearby Alpine peaks are home to hundreds of ski runs catering to all ability levels.

Relax and Rejuvenate at Parkhotel Bayersoien

Located on the shore of the Soier See lake, Parkhotel Bayersoien boasts opulent spa facilities intended to promote a sense of total wellness. With a wide range of luxurious treatments available, and famous Bavarian spa town Bad Kohlgrub nearby, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxation. Gourmets are well catered for, with the hotel's sumptuous African themed lounge offering up a range of exotic dishes complemented perfectly by an extensive range of fine wines, chosen from the hotel's famous cellar by expert resident sommeliers. Combining the pleasures of the great outdoors with the luxury of high class spa treatments, a hiking and spa holiday in Bavaria will leave visitors with a sense of wellbeing which lasts long after the trip comes to an end.


Medical Wellness Retreats in Bavaria: Anti-stress in Allgau

Many people suffering from medical complaints and stress-related illness strive to find a middle way between medical treatment and alternative therapies. Pulling together the diverse strings of these apparently mutually exclusive approaches to human health and well-being, medical wellness is a relatively new concept that is gaining popularity in the Western world. Although the concept itself is new, the theory is draws from isn't. The work of Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp, a co-founder of the naturopathic medicine movement who founded the idea of 'hydrotherapy', is still widely applied in the wellness industry.

Retreats in Bavaria: Hotels

Bad Clevers Gesundheitsresort in Bad Grönenbach is one such medical wellness hotel whose philosophy is heavily influenced by the work of Kneipp. Emphasising the healing property of water, the importance of a balanced diet, regular exercise, mental well-being, and the use of herbal medicines, the medical wellness professionals at Bad Clevers guide their guests towards finding physical and mental balance through their daily routine. Schüle's Gesundheitsresort in the outskirts of the climatic spa town of Oberstdorf similarly unites the principles of the Kneipp Cure with modern medical technology to create a holistic approach to health that pervades all aspects of their hotel. This combined with luxurious spa facilities and a breathtaking location assure that their visitors will acheive their health goals.

Allgau

Our environment is also an important factor when it comes to our well-being, which is why so many visitors seeking mental and physical wellness flock to Bavaria and the alpine regions of Europe. Dramatic mountain landscapes, pure alpine air, and picturesque towns and villages provide a serene and calming backdrop to medical wellness treatment. Exercise programmes don't have to end on-location. The area is excellently suited to hiking, Nordic Walking, mountain biking, and jogging - the perfect accompaniment to a medical wellness retreat in Bavaria.


Springtime Family Spa Holidays in Bavaria: African Wellness for All Ages

In around two hour's journey from Munich central station can be found the scenic spa town of Bad Bayersoien in the Ammergau region of Bavaria. This haven for travellers and patients seeking to rest and recuperate in an idyllic lower alpine location is also ideally suited to families seeking an active, restorative holiday for all to enjoy. With its African themed spa, decor, and treatments, the
Parkhotel am Soier See is particularly recommendable for families who want to experience a fun and unique alternative to traditional Bavarian spa hotels.

Family Spa Holidays in Bavaria: Family Fun in Bad Bayersoien

Located beside the lake Soier See, the idyllic village of Bad Bayersoien has much to offer its younger guests. Nature trails around the lake, Geocaching, swimming, watersports, fishing, and for the adventurous, a high ropes course, are some of the many family activities available in the vicinity. Those who wish to travel further afield can visit the stunning Ammergau Alps, where a wide variety of mountain sports including biking and hiking can be undertaken. Excursions to the world-famous Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles are also highly recommendable.

The Parkhotel: Facilities and Services

For those who wish to stay on-location, the Parkhotel has a wide palette of facilities on offer for younger and older guests alike. Its "family arrangements" include access to the African Amani spa and sauna world, panorama pool and gym, plus a 'safari tour' of the area. Best of all is the inclusive "KönigsCard", with free access to over 200 activities, museums, facilities, and local transport services in the area. For more mature members of the family, the hotel offers Ayurvedic treatments, massage, Qi-Gong, physiotherapy, guided fasting, moor baths, anti-ageing treatments, and medical wellness professionals at hand, assuring that  family spa holidays in Bavaria are relaxed and stress-free for both parent and child.


Romantic Spa Holidays in Bavaria: Time-Out for Two in Stunning Alpine Lodge Hotel

Bavaria, renowned for its yearly beer-swilling celebration, Oktoberfest, is also not surprisingly a great holiday destination in the summer, when the glistening snow gives way to lush verdure, and the hoards of winter snow-sports fans are replaced by hikers and bikers. The countryside surrounding Bavaria's alpine lodge hotels is blessed with idyllic woods, hills and valleys, making it ideal for countless outdoor sports, activities and excursions. Golf is a popular pastime on romantic spa holidays in Bavaria, as are archery, basketball, hiking, mountain biking, water sports and rock climbing.

Romantic Spa Holidays: The Alpine Lodge

Those who wish to escape the everyday on a romantic spa holiday in Bavaria will find many romantic alpine lodges perfectly suited to the occasion, replete with various spa facilities such as include indoor and outdoor pools, thermal springs, mineral spas, personal training at the hotel gym and more. Full body massage, oil massages and scented baths are also offered on romantic spa holidays in Bavaria, making real relaxation the order of the day. Visitors are encouraged to take part in the health and fitness programmes offered at the hotel and traditional African alternative treatments are part of the course. Romantic candle-lit dinners are of course also available, as are brunch, a set dinner menu, and buffet.

Romantic Spa Holidays: the Neighbourhood

As well as having enviable vistas, staying at an alpine lodge puts one in reach of numerous historical sites, offering cultural excursion options such as visiting quaint churches, castles, monasteries, and the many museums found in the area. Guests are free to choose how much of their time they spend outdoors or taking advantage of the various spa facilities. With fresh air, tranquility and an emphasis on well-being, romantic spa holidays in picturesque Bavaria are the perfect getaway option for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living.


Bavarian Spa Holidays for Over 50s: Alpine Tranquility for Two

Easily Germany's most famous region, Bavaria has it all: majestic snow-capped mountains, deep blue lakes, fairy tale castles, stately museums, and full-service hotels equipped with luxurious spa facilities. Imagine a week spent hiking, soaking in the pool, eating fresh cheeses and surrounding yourself with a glorious alpine natural scene. Bavarian spa holidays for over 50s have it all. Immerse yourself in rural German culture while being treated by experts who know how to help their guests unwind and relax in the fresh air. Perfect for the adventure - and pleasure - seeker alike, Bavarian spa holidays cater to their guest's needs while providing a distinctly German atmosphere.

Mountain Spas and Restful Wellness - Bavarian Spa Holidays for over 50s

For those interested in hiking, the mountains around Bavaria's spas offer trails and paths that serve the casual and the veteran hiker alike. Travelers can enjoy day trips out into the countryside, where they can experience the varied flora and fauna that makes Southern Germany unique, or to one of Bavaria's many sites of cultural and historical significance. From the world-famous Neuschwanstein, inspired by King Ludwig II's love of the operas of Richard Wagner, to the neo-baroque Herrenchiemsee, the Bavarian castles are tourist hotspots open to millions of visitors each year. Munich, Bavaria's capital, offers many rich cultural opportunities, from concerts, art galleries and operas, to impressive architecture and historical sites to stumble upon. Bavarian spa holidays for over 50s offer no end to wellness and cultural entertainment.
For those who simply want to enjoy the wellness centers offered by each spa facility, there are plentiful opportunities for swimming, massage, and meditation that aim to soothe the body and nourish the soul. Bavarian spa holidays for over 50s offer a chance to relax and view the world from the comfort of a world-class hotel.


Family Spa Holidays in the South of Germany: Discover Historic Bavaria

What better way is there for a family to spend quality time together than by visiting Bavaria? Southern Germany is full of opportunities for walking, hiking, cycling, and visiting all the sites that make it world-famous. Add to that the chance to stay in a wonderful spa hotel, and the possibility of a magnificent holiday becomes a reality.
Family spa holidays in the South of Germany allow the entire family to do what makes them happy, be it swimming in the spa's spacious swimming pools or the countryside's blue lakes, cycling in the mountains, or walking through the grounds of one of the region's many renowned and elegant castles.

Discovering Historic Bavaria

Day trips are an option for families who want to spend time not only relaxing in the spa, but exploring the surrounding region. Curious about how local cheeses are made? Visit a farm and take a tour. Want to know more about King Ludwig II's fascinating and eccentric castles? Visit Neuschwanstein or Herrenheim. Family spa holidays in southern Germany allow all this and more. Adventurously inclined families can try hiking one of the many mountain trails accessible in the region. Munich, Bavaria's capital and cultural center, offers countless diversions for the entire family. Museums, concerts, and shows geared towards families abound, making a day in the big city endlessly entertaining.
In the spas themselves, the opportunities to relax and unwind are endless. Freshwater springs, golf courses, and huge swimming pools await in the spa hotels, so the family can have fun whether staying on location or choosing to spend the day off the premises. Massage helps to soothe the mind and body, while thermal swimming pools are there to play and exercise in. Family spa holidays in the south of Germany allow for exercise and relaxation for the entire family.


Fasting Breaks in Bavaria: Cleanse and Rejuvenate in the Alps

It is no secret that what we put into our bodies affects our physical and mental performance and well-being. Yet in the to-ing and fro-ing of everyday life we are conditioned to think that more food equals more energy. Fasting, the act of abstaining from eating, is an attempt to rid the body of the toxins which have amassed as a result of unhealthy living and stress, and to finely retune and resensitize the body to the effects of the foodstuffs it consumes.

Fasting Breaks in Bavaria

This intensive form of detoxification is best done with the support of medical professionals, in a safe and comfortable space in which the fasting person is removed from the stresses, clutter, and noise of the everyday. Many modern spa hotels offer guided fasting programmes under the rubric of 'medical wellness'. There medical professionals will be on hand to guide the fasting person through the therapy, and the hotel's spa facilities, massage specialists, and exercise facilities and classes are used as an excellent accompaniments to the programme. Hotels particularly suitable for a fasting break in Bavaria are the Parkhotel Bayersoien and Bad Clevers Gesundheitsresort, both of which offer the F.X. Mayr cure, a form of fasting therapy that focuses on cleansing the intestine and combining the traditional fasting method with manual abdominal therapy.

The Hotels

The Bayersoien has a specifically designated 'quiet area' where fasting guests can sit away from the alluring smells of cooked food. The hotel's luxury package includes colonic hydrotherapy, detoxifying whole body massage, and manual lymphatic drainage. The Bad Clevers begins the fast with a medical examination, F.X. Mayr diagnosis, and individual dietary plan. This is supported by respiratory training, meditation, physiotherapy and spa therapies. Combined with a breathtaking natural environment and pure mountain air, it is no surprise that fasting breaks in Bavaria come highly recommended.

 


Spa getaways in the Bavarian Forest National Park

perfect for activities and wellness

The native landscape of the Bavarian Forest National Park is one of the most beautiful regions in Germany. This stunning 100km wide National Park is located next to the low mountain range on the border of the Czech Republic. The area is ideal for families and couples. Here you can enjoy both: Outdoor activities and wellness.

The 4 and 5-star wellness and spa hotels all have a broad range of treatments. 

Guests can choose to relax while enjoying a swedish massage or visiting the sauna; whether you want to enjoy a beauty treatment or do a detox session – there really is something for everyone. 
Around the hotels, there are plenty of interesting activities to do – including for example walking, hiking and cycling. The animal and wildlife parks in Ludwigsthal and Neuschönau are perfect for adults and children. There are several golf courses just right next to the hotels – giving golfing enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the impressive views over the countryside while enjoying a game of golf.
A wellness and spa holiday in the Bavarian Forest National Park means being close to nature. Enjoy a day out visiting the spectacular Neubäuer Lake or the Eixendorf Dam to truly embrace the beauty of this unique part of Germany. 


Ablaze in the Alps: Experience Bavaria in Autumn

When it comes to exploring Germany during the autumn season, Bavaria is the place to be. Besides the fact that there are numerous outdoor activities to choose from, there are also approximately 25 historic castles and palaces in the region, such as the Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace, Nuremberg Castle and the Burghausen Castle. Bavaria also hosts many harvest festivals during the fall such as the popular Oktoberfest in Munich, which draws in more than 6.2 million visitors each year, or the Rosenheim Fall Festival, the largest festival in southwestern Upper Bavaria.

Autumn Activities in Bavaria

Some of the many activities to experience during autumn in Bavaria include hiking in the Alps, enrolling in a bike tour, taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or sampling the local wines at a Bavarian winery. Visitors can also take a scenic drive along the Romantic Road, a 350 km long historic trade route which runs through many of Bavaria's medieval towns. Starting in Würzburg, the road winds down from the Franconia wine country, past historic villages like Augsburg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and ends in Füssen, a small town nestled near the Alps and in close proximity to both the Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles.

Relaxing Getaways in Bavaria

For visitors hoping to attend some of the many Bavarian festivals this fall, or for those simply looking for a relaxing holiday near the Alps while visiting the region’s medieval castles, there are various spa hotels to choose from in Bavaria. Many spa hotels in the area offer facilities which range from spa massages and thermal pools, to foot salt scrubs, sports and leisure programs and much more. Whether guests wish to experience a traditional beer or harvest festival in Bavaria this fall, or to enjoy a relaxing vacation at a spa hotel, Bavaria in autumn can tailor to any visitor's needs.


Summer Spas in the Bavarian Forest Region

Famed for its natural beauty, in summertime the Bavarian Forest  is a true paradise for those seeking to escape the pressures of daily life and unwind in one of Europe's most enchantingly spectacular regions. Visitors are able to engage in a huge variety of outdoors activities whilst enjoying their spectacular surroundings and then, at the end of a long day, relax and unwind at a luxurious Bavarian Forest spa resort.

Active Holidays at a Bavarian Forest Spa Resort

From the moment the sun rises over its wooded surroundings, guests at Hotel Mooshof are presented with countless options for getting out into nature. Located in the Bodenmais health resort, the hotel runs a comprehensive programme of outdoor activities in addition to its own in-house spa facilities. From biking and hiking to tennis and other sports, guests will find that there never need be a moment of inactivity. Those looking to try something new can try their hand at the hotel's introductory archery lessons, and golf enthusiasts will be well catered for with the on-site driving range and reduced green fees for nearby courses.

Unwinding in Style

Of course, no holiday would be complete without a little rest and relaxation. Located at an altitude of 900 m above sea level and within easy travelling distance of both the historic city of Regensburg and the Bavarian Forest National Park, Angerhof sport and wellness hotel is an oasis of rejuvenating calm. The hotel boasts luxurious spa facilities set across an enormous 2000 m² wellness area and offers a range of treatments, from saunas and steam rooms to a unique salt cave experience, all designed to promote an overall sense of wellbeing. Whether enjoying the great outdoors or relaxing in one of the area's opulent spas, the many varied pleasures offered by the region can be enjoyed on a Bavarian Forest spa retreat.


Getaway to Lower Bavaria

Exploring the Danube river and create some unforgettable memories

Bavaria is known for its stunning beauty and is one of the most popular holiday destinations of Germany. The area around Lower Bavaria, in the south-eastern part of Germany is with its unspoilt scenery no exception attracting hundreds of visitors each year. Taking a Danube River cruise is the perfect way to experience the spectacular Danube River and for those who love cycling, the cycling path that winds its way along the Danube is ideal for enjoying the breath-taking views. The Danube River is the second longest river of Europe and passes through historic towns and cities like Deggendorf, Passau, Regensburg and Straubing. The beautiful Bavarian landscape really is like no other, with its crystal clear mountain streams, unspoilt meadows – all set against an impressive mountain backdrop. This unique and beautiful region is perfect for activity holidays, sight-seeing or relaxing on a spa break.

Combining a spa break with an activity holiday in Lower Bavaria

Guests who want to combine a spa break with an activity holiday won’t be disappointed. Lower Bavaria has something to offer everyone at any time of the year. Summer is perfect for taking advantage of this magnificent region on a walking or hiking holiday. Exploring the many historic towns and cities like Deggendorf or the University City of Passau are a must for those who need a cultural fix while being on holiday. Winter will transform this stunning landscape into a winter wonderland. The snow-covered slopes make it perfect for skiing, snow-boarding and cross-country skiing – all easily accessible by the many chairlifts and cable cars. The ski schools are popular with visitors wanting to learn to ski or to perfect their technique. It’s not surprising that the region has many wellness and spa hotels so that guests can find that perfect balance between being active and pure relaxation. 

Relaxation in the hotel Sonnengut

The hotel 'Sonnengut' serves as the perfect place for a relaxation holiday. Located right at a mountainside, the house possesses a generous spa area. Here, you find saunas, pools, a medical wellness centre and treatment rooms. Guests can enjoy various treatments including moor packages, Thalassotherapy or hot stone massages. Also the surrounding nature has a lot to offer, as close to the hotel one can find the biggest golf mecca of Europe. Especially after an active day outside, relaxation in the evening is even nicer. In the spa area you get spoiled while enjoying your getaway.
Pure wellness: Hotel Eisvogel
Located in the Donauauen, the hotel 'Eisvogel' is the perfect place for a getaway. Culture lovers visit Roman excavations, friends of nature explore the Altmühlental and sportspersons go fishing, horse riding or golfing. Back in the wellness hotel you can then enjoy baths, massages and peelings which all include the use of regional hop. Here, guests forget about their everyday life surrounded by beautiful nature and caring service employees.

Timeout in the hotel Mühlbach

In the hotel 'Mühlbach | Thermal Spa & Romantik Hotel' water plays an essential role. Located in the Bavarian thermal-spring region the hotel gets its healing water right from the original source 'Bad Füssing'. The hotel foucsses primarly on fitness and relaxation. The fitness programs, which include various activities in nature and plenty of golf courses are not only perfect to enjoy impressive views but of course also to improve your handicap. After being out and about you then can enjoy in the 1.000 qm big spa area, visit saunas, thermal water pools or enjoy beauty treatments. Everyone who would like to do something for their health is exactly right at the hotel Mühlbach.


Romantic Spa Holidays in Bavaria: Time-Out for Two in Stunning Alpine Lodge Hotel

Bavaria, renowned for its yearly beer-swilling celebration, Oktoberfest, is also not surprisingly a great holiday destination in the summer, when the glistening snow gives way to lush verdure, and the hoards of winter snow-sports fans are replaced by hikers and bikers. The countryside surrounding Bavaria's alpine lodge hotels is blessed with idyllic woods, hills and valleys, making it ideal for countless outdoor sports, activities and excursions. Golf is a popular pastime on romantic spa holidays in Bavaria, as are archery, basketball, hiking, mountain biking, water sports and rock climbing.

Romantic Spa Holidays: The Alpine Lodge

Those who wish to escape the everyday on a romantic spa holiday in Bavaria will find many romantic alpine lodges perfectly suited to the occasion, replete with various spa facilities such as include indoor and outdoor pools, thermal springs, mineral spas, personal training at the hotel gym and more. Full body massage, oil massages and scented baths are also offered on romantic spa holidays in Bavaria, making real relaxation the order of the day. Visitors are encouraged to take part in the health and fitness programmes offered at the hotel and traditional African alternative treatments are part of the course. Romantic candle-lit dinners are of course also available, as are brunch, a set dinner menu, and buffet.

Romantic Spa Holidays: the Neighbourhood

As well as having enviable vistas, staying at an alpine lodge puts one in reach of numerous historical sites, offering cultural excursion options such as visiting quaint churches, castles, monasteries, and the many museums found in the area. Guests are free to choose how much of their time they spend outdoors or taking advantage of the various spa facilities. With fresh air, tranquility and an emphasis on well-being, romantic spa holidays in picturesque Bavaria are the perfect getaway option for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living.


Spring Cleaning for the Soul: an Alpine Spa in Bavaria

Famed for stunning vistas and clean mountain air, the Allgaeu Alps in Germany's Bavaria offer visitors the opportunity to rejuvenate in truly spectacular surroundings. The area's natural beauty makes it a popular destination for those seeking to luxuriate in one of the many picturesque spa retreats across the region. The Alpine spas of Bavaria have rightly earned a reputation for excellence in promoting a sense of wellness which will stay with guests long after they return home.

Bavaria: Home of the Alpine Spa

Nestled in a spectacular high valley deep in the Allgaeu Alps, the Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa is typical of the excellence which guests can expect from spa hotels in the region. equipped with extensive and luxurious facilities, the hotel offers guests a range of treatments designed to promote total relaxation. In addition to the comprehensive range of saunas and fitness rooms, the hotel's specialist staff are able to offer circulation enhancing and meditation courses. The award-winning restaurant also warrants special mention; based on slow food principles, the kitchen team's range of delicious experimental dishes are sure to have gourmets watering at the mouth.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

After enjoying the spa, guests will, of course, wish to take the opportunity to explore the stunning surrounding countryside, and with the hotel offering regular guided hikes and mountain bike rides, opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors are plentiful. In the winter months, guests can also enjoy a range of winter sports, while golf fans will be pleased to know that the region also boasts no fewer than eight wold-class courses, many of which offer discount green fees to guests at the Hubertus. Ultimately, whether spending time enjoying the regions many outdoor pleasures or simply relaxing in style and comfort in the hotel's spa, a trip to the Alpine spas of Bavaria will present a truly unforgettable holiday experience.