Wellness and vacations go hand-in-hand in Germany. With a long history of spas dating back to the Roman Empire, the Germans take their centuries-old spa culture seriously. Today, there are 350 certified spa towns, 200 thermal baths and nearly 1,000 spa resorts in Germany—making this Western European country a destination in its own right for wellness travel.
Now, any old town cannot claim to be a spa town in Germany. Strict standards upheld and each town must include easy access to nature, hiking trails and natural healing water that has been scientifically proven to cure ailments and/or improve medical conditions.
Below, we look at five of the best spas and resorts in Germany so you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about!
Restorative Spas & Resorts in Germany
1. Waakirchen | Lanserhof Tegernsee
Lanserhof Tegernsee is a beautiful sanctuary of peace for the mind and body. As Europe’s most modern health resort, the Lanserhof provides holistic treatments for health and well-being.
Holistic healing is the ethos here—seeing their guests as whole, and working to find the best combination of different therapies to help them reach their goals. Their flagship treatment is the Lanserhof Cure, which begins with a detoxification, purification, and deacidification program. This helps to cleanse and revitalize the intestines and set the stage for more targeted therapies.
On-site doctors and specialists are masters of their trade and tailor every detail to your individual needs, as the focus is always on finding the right approach for each individual guest.
Throughout the duration of your stay, you will have various daily treatment appointments and will be in close contact with your doctors and therapists. Specialties include physical medicine, check-up and advanced diagnostics, phytotherapy, sleep medicine and biorhythms, nutrition, detox and regeneration, energy and information medicine, and aesthetics.
2. Bad Sobernheim | BollAnts Spa Im Park
BollAnts, a romantic hotel located in a historic Jugendstil park, is the ideal retreat for those who want to enjoy peace and quiet while on vacation. Recently named the best wellness hotel in Rhineland-Palatinate, BollAnts is also one of the top twenty wellness hotels in Germany according to the Relax Guide. Not just a therapeutic haven. BollAnts offers amazing variety for active vacationers, too.
Amenities at the Frühlingsplätzchen SPA include saunas and steam baths, pools and hot tubs, a garden spa and relaxation rooms. From your spa terrace, enjoy the view of the Frühlingsplätzchen vineyard, where Rieslings are produced. Wellness treatments include felke medicinal clay therapy, vinotherapy and authentic Ayurveda. For active travelers, you can enjoy meditation, yoga, pilates, cycling and Nordic walking in the Nahe countryside, forest bathing (in the Bad Sobernheim Forest), horseback riding and tennis.
3. Baden-Baden | Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
Conveniently located in the picturesque town of Baden-Baden, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is an oasis of beauty and luxury. Baden-Baden is world-renowned for its spas, and the Villa Stéphanie is the crown jewel.
Guests can enjoy a wide variety of recuperative, preventative and luxurious treatments in gorgeous surroundings. Covering five floors, the spa features a spacious sauna, indoor swimming pool, plunge pool and a private gym. The inspiring treatment rooms have beautiful views of the gardens.
The gym at Villa Stéphanie is “the” place to get sweaty and fit! Their fitness coaches support you every step of the way, And in-house nutritionists can help you understand your dietary needs and improve your long-term well-being with expert advice on maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. Villa Stéphanie Spa & Wellbeing also offers a wide range of spa services, including medical examinations, treatments and physiotherapy. Plus, they’re dedicated to the concept of the “digital detox,” so you can really relax and rejuvenate during your stay.
4. Bavaria | Spa & Resort Bachmair Weissach
Nestled in the beautiful Lake Tegernsee valley, Spa & Resort Bachmair Weissach is where you can get away from it all and take in the stunning Bavarian landscape of mountains and lakes. With 141 elegantly appointed rooms with Bavarian-style accents and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, this hotel is a true haven for relaxation.
Come and relax at the posh well-being facilities on offer. Here, you can experience a traditional Japanese bathing ceremony in various cold and hot water pools, a heated outdoor sole pool, a steam room and a hot room. Or, if you prefer, you can meditate and quiet the mind in the “Silent Room.”
The Tegernsee lake region is ideal for a year-round active holiday. There are plenty of activities to choose from, such as horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, golf, skiing and cross-country skiing. At the Spa & Resort Bachmair Weissach, an extensive sports and activity program with yoga, guided hikes, and various other courses is also available.
5. Neunburg vorm Wald | Der Birkenhof Spa & Genuss Resort
When you stay at Der Birkenhof Spa & Genuss Resort in Neunburg vorm Wald, you’ll be right in the heart of nature. The Upper Palatine Forest Nature Park is right at your doorstep, and the Upper Bavarian Forest Nature Park is just a three-minute drive away. You can also take advantage of free continental breakfast and a roundtrip airport shuttle.
If you’re looking to relax, the sauna or steam room is the space to unwind. You can also treat yourself to a facial, manicure/pedicure or hot stone massage. For meals, there are two on-site restaurants serving up delicious local fare. When you want to explore, take a stroll through the garden or get lost in the library. Other perks include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool, and numerous indulgent spa services and body treatments.
Spas & Resorts in Germany to Breathe Easy
Waakirchen, Baden-Baden, Bad Sobernheim, Bavaria and Neunburg vorm Wald: these are just a few of the German destinations to discover on a relaxing spa getaway. If you’re interested in exploring Germany’s unique culture and beautiful landscapes, you’ll want to visit some of these beautiful spas and resorts. We hope we’ve helped you find the right place for you.
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