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    Spa and Wellness in Austria

    Austria is famous the world over for its top-class spas. Visit any one of them to benefit from an impressive treatment menu, from massages to beauty treatments, and luxuriate in thermal water in an arena of fresh Alpine air.

    If you're looking for the ultimate health and spa retreat, look no further than Austria for the perfect wellness break. Replete with natural hot springs, fresh Alpine air, sweeping mountainous views, and warming hospitality, Austria lends itself to a thriving spa scene. Visit for deliciously warming outdoor pools, revigorating steam rooms, and quaint sauna cabins nestled in the most picturesque backdrop and take advantage of an impressive treatment menu and indulge in the most delicious and hearty gourmet delights during your spa stay. 

    Austria's spas look back on a long tradition, and many of its modern spas now sit on sites which were popular as far back as Roman times, with the ancient Romans fully appreciating the benefits that spas (or, as they called them, "terme") offered.

    What's more, a trip to the spa is perfect for any time of year. During the wintertime, why not spend some time relaxing and unwinding after an active day on the slopes? Throughout the summer, hike in the mountains or take a scenic bike trip around the lake before luxuriating in open-air pools, taking in the gorgeous panoramic views.

    Tempted? Read on for a pick of some of the most notable spas in the country.



    Vienna

    Austria looks back on a long spa history, evidenced by the fact that its capital city is home to a wide range of facilities in and around the city. Austria's spas have long been prized as social meeting hubs, so it's perfect to combine fine Viennese wining and dining with friends with a stop-off at one of the city's many fine spas.

    Vienna is the only capital city in the world that can lay claim to its own thermal spa. Therme Wien to the south of the city is Europe's biggest and most modern city spa. Its waters are heated by sulphur springs, which were popular even as far back as the Roman times. First opened in 1974 as Therme Oberlaa, it was converted to Therme Wien in 2010 and no features 26 pools, 24 sauna and steam rooms, 2,500 loungers and a 6,000-m2 (64,583 sq ft) health and fitness area. 

    More top tips in Vienna

    • Asian luxury Boutique Spa Aisawan: Just a stone's throw from St Stephen's Cathedral, this spa lets you choose from a range of massages, water treatments (hamam), and cosmetic procedures
    • City Wellness Medical: Located behind City Hall, this spa features an impressive list of treatments, all of them at affordable prices



    The Ritz-Carlton spa Vienna

    Burgenland

    The thermal spas in Burgenland have some of the oldest and richest traditions in the whole of Austria. Set in the stunning steppe landscape in the east of Austria, its climate is warm and the whole area lays claim to being Austria's sunshine state, ideal when wishing to luxuriate some of the luxury outdoor pools or lounge at the side of the water. It boasts a number of thermal spas which are replete with healing spring waters. 

    Our top tips in Burgenland

    • St. Martins Therme & Lodge: Located near Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park, its four-star offerings include a spacious wellness and thermal spa complex, five different saunas, and steam baths.
    • Loipersdorf Spa is home to a family spa and sauna village, a recreation area for sports such as volleyball, sandpits, and climbing features.
    • Stegersbach Allegria Thermal Spa has 14 pools of different depths and temperatures, including separate pools for babies, toddlers, and children.  
    The St. Martins thermal Lodge in the Burgenland next to the nationalpark Neusiedlersee Seewinkel

    Carinthia

    More than 60 spas located in the vicinity of Villach and Bad Kleinkirchheim complement the traditional winter sports region of Carinthia.

    Our top tips in Carinthia

    • Thermen Resort Warmbad-Villach: Over 2,000 years ago, the ancient Romans were enthusiastic visitors of the site where this spa now sits. It is Austria's southernmost thermal spa, and nowadays the healing waters which are particularly suitable for musculoskeletal conditions come from more than 6 sources, and the spa basins have more than 40 million litres (10.5 million gallons) of water flowing into them from various spa basins.
    • Thermal Spa Römerbad is one of Europe's most beautiful Alpine wellness oases. Designed by the renowned architects Behnisch who have worked on buildings all over the world, its interior and outdoor spaces draw inspiration from its panoramic mountainous surrounds.
    The thermal bath "Römerbad" in Bad Kleinkirchheim

    Lower Austria

    Our top tips in Lower Austria

    • Therme Laa: a beautifully designed thermal complex of around 60,000m2 (645,834 sqft), complete with its own health centre and luxurious spa, with ambient lighting and underwater music. This true delight has four separate pools, all of which are fed by a natural spring full of sodium chloride iodine. This water has long been recognised for its health-promoting qualities and people with all manner of complaints from cardiovascular disease to neurological disorders have long flocked there to reap the natural benefits. 
    • Römertherme health resort: The German word "baden" translates to "bathing", so it stands to reason that the town of Baden bei Wien was a popular spa choice of the Romans, and, later on, of the likes of Beethoven and the Habsburgs.A session in the Thermalstrandbad outdoor pool guarantees healthy skin and a glowing complexion. Ideally located near Vienna and with a selection of pools, saunas, steam rooms and treatments, this spa is the ideal place to visit on a trip to Austria.
    • A particularly quirky choice is the Linsberg Asia Spa in Bad Erlach which combines far-Eastern philosophy with Asian design.



    Upper Austria

    Upper Austria's spas are fed from deep springs. Particularly during the winter, they are the perfect place to unwind and soothe sore limbs in warming, comforting water. 

    Our top tips in Upper Austria

    • EurothermenResort Bad Schallerbach: Just 35 km (22 mi) from Linz, this spa houses an extensive thermal complex and water park, complete with a "Pirate World" for the kids.
    • EurothermenResort Bad Ischl: The spa town of Bad Ischl is where Viennese royalty used to spend their summer holidays. Today, everyone can enjoy the salt and brine treatments and attractive day trip options in the vicinity.
    • EurothermenResort Bad Hall: There is a particularly wide range of spa and health offerings at this spa, also near Linz. You'll find the most concentrated iodine-spring in Central Europe here - the ideal waters for a number of health complaints. 
    • Therme Geinberg in the Inn valley boasts an exotic theme. Come here for an extravagant and luxurious treat with cocktails, starlit coconut-scented saunas, cabana bed massages, and Tui-Na massages.  
    The Mediterrana thermal Spa

    SalzburgerLand

    The province of SalzburgerLand has a total of six thermal spas and water parks, concentrating on smaller boutique offerings rather than large thermal spas, which makes for the ideal place for some tranquil rest and relaxation amongst friends and family. The area of Bad Gastein is renowned for its therapeutic properties, with the Swiss physician Parcelsus spending time here in the 16th century. It was also a favourite haunt of Emperor Franz Josef I and his wife Sisi in the 19th century. They spent many a summer holidaying in the area to take in the healing powers of the thermal waters. These contain the noble gas radon, known for its curative properties and the presence of this in the water helped the area rise to acclaim and prosperity.

    Our top tips in SalzburgerLand

    • Gastein Heilstollen Healing Caves: Literally inside Austria's mountains, you'll find humid, warm conditions which harness the natural powers of radon gas. Proven to help conditions such as rheumatic-inflammatory complaints, skin diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders, the effects of one treatment can last up to nine months.
    • Bad Gastein Felsentherme: Located at an altitude of 1,100 m (3,606 ft), this oasis of relaxation features jet stream panels, adventure slides and rock grottos. A special highlight is the panorama wellness area with spectacular views over the Alps. 
    • The Alpentherme Gastein is Europe's most modern Alpine health and recreation resort, blessed with tremendous views of the giant glaciers of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Built primarily from wood and natural stone, it blends harmoniously into its tranquil surroundings.
    • TAUERN SPA in Zell am See-Kaprun: Spread out over approximately 48,000 m2 (516,668 sqft), this spa is worth the visit just for its panoramic views of the snow-capped summit of the Kitzsteinhorn mountain, best enjoyed from the glass skyline pool on the top floor. Enjoy freshly baked bread rolls at the "baking oven sauna" after your steam session, or indulge in an array of pampering treatments, from soothing massages to body wraps, in the beauty area.


    Styria

    Styria is a fantastic choice when in search of rest and relaxation. The area's spas take advantage of the region's natural assets, and a lot of the local treatments make use of peat and salt. Get a massage with fragrant oil, visit a herbal sauna, or simply luxuriate in the area's thermal springs.

    Our top tips in Styria

    • Healing Thermal Baths Bad Waltersdorf: Completely renovated in 2015 with open fireplace and light-flooded relaxation oasis, this spa takes full advantage of some 1.9 million litres (500,000 gallons) of thermal water that flow into the area every day. 
    • The Rogner Bad Blumau bears the distinctive design of the eccentric architect Hundertwasser, and its waterscape is a fascinating mish-mash of ancient (with large impressive columns, rooftop gardens, and domes) and modern, a colourful meadow landscape. There's a dead sea salt grotto and two hot springs, the Melchior and Vulkania, and you can choose from exotic treatments such as sound meditation and elderberry wraps.
    • The Asia Spa Leoben is nestled beside the River Mur and boasts impressive architecture. Using feng shui and a holistic philosophy, it employs Asian infusions and various bubbling attractions to enable its guests to achieve balancing of body and soul.
    Rogner Bad Blumau thermal spa

    Tirol

    Tirol has long looked back on a rich spa history, its beautiful landscape perfect for hours of rest and relaxation, the benefits of natural springs aided by its fresh Alpine air. Try out Kneipp water therapy, the application of hot and cold water to boost the immune system, balance the circulation, be rejuvenated, and find a sense of inner balance.

    Our top tips in Tirol

    • Aquadome: As far back as the 16th century, the area known as the “Längenfelder Baths” was well known for its curative properties. Today, Tirol's largest and most modern thermal spa is located here in Längenfeld. Its spectacular glass structure was transposed upon the 50,000-m2 (538,196 sqft) plot in an outstanding architectural fashion. Resembling gigantic flying saucers, the three pools (one with salt, one sulphur and the other a massage pool) almost seem to float weightlessly above the resort, constituting a true architectural wonder. The sauna village features a loft sauna, a canyon sauna with the odd thunderstorm, an ice-cold grotto, and an "experience shower" where you can choose from different settings, including mist, tropic rain, and waterfall.
    • Spa town of Bad Häring: The health resort of Bad Häring with its sulphurous mineral spring water and idyllic setting is nestled between the Kitzbüheler Alps and the Wilder Kaiser.

     



    Aqua Dome Winter sujet

    Vorarlberg

    Our top tip in Vorarlberg

    • Gesundhotel Bad Reuthe: Glass, wood, and a view to nature are the distinctive features of this wellness oasis in the style of modern Vorarlberg architecture.
    Bregenzerwald - Gesundhotel Bad Reuthe - Bathhouse