Bank holidays

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Wellness package deals for bank holiday weekends

Bank holiday weekends are perfect for a spa break. With wellness treatments in the spa, activities in beautiful nature and enjoyable meals, a long weekend can be fully utilised. The short holiday thus becomes a restful break that gives new energy for everyday life. 

What are bank holiday weekends?

A  bank holiday is a national public holiday. Bank holiday weekends are weekends that are extended by a bank holiday. Thus a bank holiday weekend is a long weekend with at least three days off from work. 

If a bank holiday is celebrated on a Thursday or Tuesday, in Germany it is very popular to take the extra day off (between the bank holiday and the weekend). Thus you only have to take one day off from work but can enjoy a longer break of four days. 

Especially the days around Christmas, between Christmas and New Year, and around Easter and Whitsun are popular dates for long bank holiday weekends.

Planning a spa break on a bank holiday

Anyone planning a spa break in a wellness hotel should take a close look at bank holidays. If a public holiday is celebrated on Thursday or Tuesday, you can spend a long weekend at the wellness hotel with just taking one day off from work (provided you have the weekend off).

A Spa break is often a short holiday that is planned as a supplement to the main holiday. Long weekends are therefore the ideal opportunity for a spa break. Accordingly, the dates are often in demand. It is therefore worth booking wellness package deals on a bank holiday very early.

Wellness package deals for Bank holidays

Many wellness hotels offer special wellness packages around Bank holidays. Particularly on popular Bank holidays such as New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Easter, Labour Day on the first of May and Whitsun wellness packages are put together to match the theme.

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Veggie Barbecue

Having a barbecue without meat, is that even tasty? It sure is. Colorful vegetables on skewers, halloumi or goat cheese or grilled vegetables: There is an enormous variety of vegetarian and vegan barbecue products. With fresh oils and herbal marinades the meatless option does not even seize to amaze meat-lovers.

You’ve got your back!

Your back hurts? Your muscles are tensed and you are experiencing a lack of concentration? Stand with your back to the edge of a stable table and touch it with your hands. Take a few steps forward until you have reached a position where you can slowly lower your upper body. Lower it and push yourself up again. Repeat the exercise for about 2 minutes and your back will relax.

Pleasant sounds

Listening to music makes you happy. This was the result of research at the Canadian McGill University. It does not matter which music you listen to. Just like when you are enjoying good food, the happiness hormone dopamine is activated as long as you love the music you are listening to.


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