A summer holiday in Austria is often dominated by effort; hiking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, etc. These activities might sound strenuous, but they also provide relaxation at the same time. While exercising, you can empty your mind, put things that seemed very large into perspective, and enjoy the small beautiful things in the here and now.
In addition to mental relaxation, Austria also offers many opportunities for physical relaxation. Think of professional wellness treatments in a spa but also more accessible options. For example, book a holiday chalet with a sauna or hot tub, sunbathe at the local swimming pool, take a seat on your balcony with a good book or go out and enjoy a culinary treat. This blog is intended as inspiration for a relaxing holiday in Austria, nothing is mandatory, and everything is allowed, as long as it suits you. Look forward to feeling 100% charged again at the end of the summer holidays.
Wellness in your own holiday chalet
All ChaletsPlus holiday homes are carefully selected and comfortably furnished. We know how nice it is to be able to make yourself comfortable after an active holiday in the sitting area, on the terrace or balcony or cosy together at the dining table. Relaxation goes even further with more than half of our chalets! In the preferences, you can filter by chalet with sauna/wellness Austria.
The wellness facilities vary from an authentic Finnish sauna or a hot tub on the terrace to complete wellness areas with an extra shower, plunge pool, sun loungers, etc. Send us a message if you can't find what you are looking for immediately, and we will give you free advice with chalets that suit your preferences.
Surround yourself with luxury
The luxury spa hotels, which attract guests in the winter to warm up and recover from winter sports, are also open in the summer months. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation in one of the beautiful modern spas, such as the 'Taurn Spa' in the area of Zell am See-Kaprun. This luxury resort has saunas and various indoor and outdoor pools with pleasant temperatures. Why not book an exclusive spa day to make use of the unique rooftop pool with a view? We advise you to choose a quiet time of day to enjoy yourself fully. Another option is the hotel/resort 'My Alpenwelt' in Königsleiten, which offers a day visit to the baths and spas. In addition to an indoor and outdoor pool, you will find a herbal sauna, a salt steam bath, a mist and ice fountain and a lounge area. A cake buffet is included in the afternoon; if you come all day, you can book an additional breakfast. Massages and other treatments can also be booked in advance. Also recommended is the 'Unterscwarzachhof' in Saalbach Hinterglemm, a wellness hotel with an attractive rate for people who only want a few hours of spa time. Access to this 1500m2 Alpine Spa area includes an indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, steam room, lounge, bar with spring water, tea, snacks and pastries. More extensive packages, such as dinner, massage or beauty treatments, can also be booked.
Follow the lifestyle of Kneipp
The luxury of the resorts described above is wonderful, but of course, not for every day. You can also relax and gain new energy by focusing on yourself in a different way. Very popular in the field of wellness in Austria is the so-called 'Kneippen', named after the famous nineteenth-century priest Sebastian Kneipp, who developed a lifestyle for a healthy and energetic body. This lifestyle is trendy in German-speaking countries and is said to work wonders. According to the Kneipp method, you need the following for good health: water, herbs, exercise, nutrition and inner balance. According to Kneipp's hydrotherapy, you can recharge your body in the calm waters of the many lakes and streams in the Salzburger Lungau. Spread throughout Austria, you will also find special facilities called 'Kneipp-Anlage'. In these often publicly accessible places, running water is channelled through shallow pools and pools that you can walk through or dip your arms into. Anyone who has become a 'Kneipp fan' can delve into the different herbs and their application in food or herbal baths.
Let nature do its work
Do you want no fuss and just enjoy nature? This is where Austria comes into her own! Nature has a great attraction to us because of its therapeutic capacity. When you are overwrought, experience a lot of pressure, have worries or have to deal with a loss, the urge to seek out nature is even more vital. Spending time in nature also has a preventive effect; it boosts your energy level and relaxes so that you can (better) handle any problematic situations in the future. Austria's mountains, forests and lakes are extra special because of their beauty, but also because of the altitude and pure air. Finally, the sheer size of the mountains has an almost magical effect on our brains. When you stand on a mountaintop and look out over the other giant peaks, deep valleys and tiny villages in the distance, it feels like all the ballast is sliding off you. Be warned! This wonderful feeling stays with you, and before you know it, you'll be yearning to return to that beautiful relaxing holiday in Austria.