Enjoy the Ultimate Spa Holiday in Austria

Alix M Campbell

Senior Contributor

Winter always rolls around way too quick and the colder months of the year can look quite bleak. But what if there was a place you could retreat to with a good book, where the temperature was always cosy, and you could slip into a hot pool or enjoy a relaxing massage before dozing off again? A wellness holiday in one of these spas will tick all your boxes.

Aqua Dome – Therme Längenfeld in the heart of Tyrol

The location of this spa is already breathtaking – nestled between the majestic mountains of the Ötztal valley. With this picturesque alpine backdrop, the four-star superior hotel and spa offers state-of-the-art amenities. This mountainous region is the ideal place to retreat and recharge.

After waking up from your first-class slumber in one of the 200 comfortably equipped guest rooms, you’re ready for a healthy breakfast and then it’s wellness time. Immerse yourself in Aqua Dome’s revitalising world of thermals baths and saunas enjoying panoramic views and leave this place a younger version of yourself.

One of the highlights of the spa are the three floating bowl-shaped pools outside with relaxing underwater music, light effects and massage benches providing for the ultimate bathing experience.

Entrance fees: Day pass excl. sauna €38 (adults), €23 (children 3-14 years), family pass from €78, sauna surcharge €15.

Rogner Bad Blumau – art meets wellness in Styria

Entering the Rogner spa designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser is like diving into a fairy tale. Calm and peace perfectly add to the colourful design of the lovingly created space around the healing waters of the natural springs.

Quiet rooms and comfy beds invite guests to relax in the unique surroundings of the spa, where you can float between the different indoor and outdoor pools as well as various types of sauna to tend to all your wellness needs. On warmer days you can take advantage of the vast grassy grounds outside and relax in the lounge chairs next to the pools.

Various restaurants and cafés on the grounds offering local specialities and international cuisine round off your stay. If you feel like it, you can spend all day in your bathrobe, also during lunch and dinner, for the ultimate carefree wellness holiday.

Entrance fees: Day pass incl. sauna (only for adults): Mon-Fri €46 (adults), €27 (children 6-12 years); Sat/Sun €55 (adults), €32 (children 6-12 years).

Tauern SPA Zell am See / Kaprun – panoramic views in Salzburg

Enjoy a rejuvenating bath in nature with spectacular alpine scenery as your backdrop. This luxe spa resort and hotel caters to all your wellness needs and beyond.

Whether you’re keen for various outdoor activities and a relaxing massage or you just want to immerse yourself in hot pools all day followed by a healthy meal, this spa has you covered.

Adventure and relaxation – if there’s one place that can offer you the best of both worlds, it's the Tauern SPA Zell am See – Kaprun with a dedicated spa and sauna space of 20,000m² featuring 11 pools, 10 saunas & steam baths as well as a separate children’s sauna area.

If you can, book a stay in the hotel as you’ll have access to the Panorama Skyline pool on the hotel roof offering incredible views.

Entrance fees: Day pass excl. sauna €33 (adults), €17 (adolescents 3-14 years), family pass from €72, sauna surcharge €16 (from 15 years).

Therme Geinberg – a luxe experience in Upper Austria

You feel like holidaying in the Caribbean but travel restrictions are making it hard at the moment? Don’t despair, you have other options right in the centre of Europe. The spa resort Therme Geinberg invites you to a Caribbean holiday in the heart of Upper Austria.

Upon entering the spa, all your worries will melt away as you gift your body with the soothing experience it craves. Choose from various pleasantly tempered pools in the different water worlds that take you from thermal water to freshwater and saltwater. The Caribbean lagoon provides for the ultimate laid-back ambiance with its palm-lined pools.

Whether you prefer to soak in the hot tub, enjoy a regenerative beauty treatment, experience a traditional hammam ritual or take in the views from the rooftop garden with sauna, or all of the above, this luxury Austrian spa has got you covered.

Entrance fees: Day pass excl. sauna: Mon-Fri €29.50 (adults), €20.40 (children 3-15 years), Sat-Sun €31.70 (adults), €21.40 (children 3-15 years), sauna surcharge: €13.

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