Germans love wellness. The country has numerous spas. Have you ever wondered why so many German place names start with 'Bad'? The prefix 'Bad' is really a prestige in Germany. Only places that produce natural spring water, have clean air and a green environment may add that prefix to the place name. But also outside the places that are allowed to put 'Bad' in front of their name, there are plenty of wellness options in Germany.
We have listed 5 options for you to enjoy a wellness holiday, in combination with the beautiful German nature, with something for everyone: from a wellness holiday next to the ski slope, to kilometers of sandy beaches and forests.
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Travel Charme Kurhaus – Binz
The Kurhaus in Binz is one of the most famous hotels on Ruegen, a German island on the Baltic Sea. Binz is the most popular seaside resort on the island and that is not surprising. The village has several kilometers of sandy beaches. Germany may not be the first destination that comes to mind for a beach holiday, but the climate here is mild. In the summer you can lie here on the beach and take a dip. Then relax in the spa of the Travel Charme Kurhaus.
The hotel is located in an authentic building from 1908 and has luxurious rooms with balconies and a fantastic view of the beach and the pier of Binz. The large spa area features Finnish saunas, steam baths and a hot tub. There is also an indoor and an outdoor pool.
Spa Villa Beauty & Wellness Resort – Wingerode
If you really want to completely relax, Wingerode is an ideal option. This village is located in the middle of Germany and has about 1.200 inhabitants. There are no large cities nearby, which means that the area is also nice and quiet. In the Spa Villa Beauty & Wellness Resort they also do everything they can to let you relax. The hotel is only accessible for adults. The luxurious rooms offer a view of the swimming pool. There is also a wellness area with sauna and hot tub. Some rooms also have a private spa bath.
And do you want to go out for a while? Then drive through the rolling landscapes towards Natupark Südharz. This wooded area is about an hour's drive from Wingerode and is ideal for a refreshing walk. It is most beautiful here in autumn, when the leaves on the trees change color. But it is also worth going for a walk in the other seasons.
Alpine & Wellness Hotel Alpenhof – Schönau am Konigssee
Alm- & Wellnesshotel Alpenhof is located in the German Alps, close to the border with Austria. The view here alone makes you feel completely zen: the Konigssee and the Alps in the background. A wonderfully relaxing environment. You have a view of the mountains from your luxurious room and from your balcony.
The hotel has a panoramic swimming pool, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna hut with a view and several more saunas. You can also book various beauty treatments and massages. And if you still want to go out, there is also plenty to do in the area. For example, in a half hour drive you are in the beautiful Austrian city of Salzburg.
Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt – Rottach-Egern
Rottach-Egern is located more than 50 kilometers below Munich. Here, on Lake Tegernsee, is the chic Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt. Just like at the Alm- and Wellnesshotel Alpenhof, you would be able to relax here just from the surroundings. The rooms are luxurious and have a spacious balcony or terrace. The views of the Tegernsee and the mountains are beautiful.
The spa has indoor and outdoor pools, no less than 7 different saunas and a lounge area. You can also go there for a massage or beauty treatment. And if you got hungry, you can settle down for a luxurious dinner in the hotel's 3-star restaurant.
MALINA Luxury Apartments & SPA – Todtnau
Todtnau is located in southwestern Germany, about 50 kilometers from the border with Switzerland. Here you will find MALINA Luxury Apartments & SPA. The apartments have a unique design with different styles. This allows you to choose the style that suits you best: Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Caribbean, African or French-Baroque. The hotel is close to the ski slopes and those who need relaxation after skiing are in the right place. The spa is magically beautiful and built in Arabic style. The spa includes a hot tub, steam bath and various saunas. Incidentally, the area is certainly not only beautiful to visit in the winter, it is also a good place to stay in the summer months.
Looking for a relaxing weekend in Germany, but not necessarily in need of a wellness resort? Check out our other tips for a relaxing weekend in Germany.