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11 of Austria's Top Spas to Visit

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Updated: 18 August 2017
Steaming outdoor pools, reviving steam rooms and cosy sauna cabins – Austria’s spas are havens taking you away away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here are some of the best resorts.

Tauern Spa

This luxury four-star resort boasts a ‘water world’ spread over more than 20,000 square metres, with facilities such as a range of saunas, 15 treatment rooms, 11 swimming pools and steam rooms. There is also an on-site restaurant serving exceptional regional cuisine. Everything’s set in the surroundings of the magical natural scenery of Zell am See-Kaprun, a small town located southwest of Salzburg.

Tauern Spa Str. 1, 5710 Kaprun, Austria, +43 6547 20400

Sun loungers for post-sauna snoozing
Sun loungers for post-sauna snoozing | © Austrian Tourist Board
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Gradonna Mountain Resort

This oasis sits beneath Austria’s highest mountain, Großglockner, and is not only a tranquil paradise but an ideal location for hikers and climbers who want to earn their respite. There is a generous range of treatments at the Gradonna, such as anti-ageing facials and soothing ‘Alpienne’ massages to knead out the knots from a hard day’s climb.

Burg 24, 9981 Kals am Großglockner, Austria

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Narzissen Vital Resort

Set in the heart of a magnificent mountain range, the Narzissen Vital Resort has a whole host of exciting treatments to revive and relax you: from a saltwater pool, saunas and steam rooms to medical fitness routines to get your blood pumping. The hotel contains 52 top-quality suites, kitted out with everything you could dream of for a serene trip.

Pötschenstraße 172, 8990 Bad Aussee, Austria, +43 3622 55300

The misty outdoors of the Narzissen | © Austrian Tourist Board

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Heiltherme & Quellenhotel Bad Waltersdorf

This spectacular resort is nestled in the spa town of Bad Waltersdorf in Styria. The newly renovated Quellenhotel is connected to the day spa, Heiltherme, which makes use of the 10,000-year-old thermal water rising up from a subterranean reservoir, known for possessing healing qualities. The ‘sauna village’ provides facilities designed to ‘work on the body and mind from the inside, expelling toxins through the skin, therefore sharpening the senses.’

Thermenstraße 111, 8271 Bad Waltersdorf, Austria, +43 3333 5000

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Aqua Dome

This photogenic dreamy spa in Tirol is undoubtedly one of the best in the Alps. Forget all your troubles in one of the 12 beautifully designed thermal swimming pools (the outdoor pools have temperatures of 93–97°F), or sweat your way to serenity in one of the seven saunas, each of varying intensity. A range of treatments is also available, including massages and facials.

Oberlängenfeld 140, 6444 Längenfeld, Austria, +43 5253 6400

The striking exterior of Aqua Dome | © Austrian Tourist Board

One of the spa’s luxury saunas | © Austrian Tourist Board

The surreal outdoor area | © Austrian Tourist Board

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Krumers Alpin Resort & Spa

Located in Seefeld, Tyrol, this luxury, family-run four-star resort has a well-established reputation for being an oasis of calm. Decked out with stylish interiors and a gorgeous garden, perfect for sunbathing, it is the quintessential R&R getaway. Just a few of the facilities available include: a Finnish sauna, 240-square-metre pool, a gym kitted out with modern equipment and an ice room with an ice flake fountain.

Krinz 32, 6100, Austria, +43 5212 53333

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Rogner Bad Blumau

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser’s work is probably the best example of weird yet wonderful architecture in Vienna. As well as his famous wobbly apartment block in Vienna, he also designed some of the buildings around the Rogner Bad Blumau in Styria, making for a wonderfully surreal world. Around the spa there are a variety of outdoor thermal pools and massage and treatment packages available.

Rogner Bad Blumau 100, 8283 Bad Blumau, Austria, +43 3383 5100

Rogner Bad Blumau | © Austrian Tourist Board

An architectural masterpiece of the Rogner Bad Blumau | © Austrian Tourist Board

Rogner Bad Blumau | © Austrian Tourist Board

Steamy winter dips at the Rogner Bad Blumau | © Austrian Tourist Board

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Hotel Schönblick

This modest spa, available to guests of the hotel, is simple yet refined, with both indoor and outdoor pools, an infrared cabin, sauna and steam room. To top it off, there is a beautiful roof terrace where guests absorb awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Poserweg 5, 5661 Rauris, Austria, +43 5574 45965

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Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Carinzia

The ‘Aquapura Spa’ at this hotel has an incredible range of facilities, including a wellness ‘water world’ stretching across 2,400 square metres, with an indoor and outdoor pool, and a sauna area complete with a herbal sauna, steam bath, whirlpool and a crushed ice fountain.

Tröpolach 156 AT-9631 Hermagor/Nassfeld, +43 4285 72 00 06 12

One of the dreamy swimming pools at the resort | © Austrian Tourist Board

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Das Ronacher

This five-star getaway in Carinthia is indulgence incarnate. Containing Austria’s first thermal saltwater pool (in which you can float) with a dreamy meditation area, underwater music and 35°C waterfall, you won’t regret taking the plunge in this luxurious hotel.

Thermenstraße 3, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, +43 4240 282

Enjoy a stone massage after your sauna experience | © Austrian Tourist Board

Hotel Die Post

The spa of this family friendly hotel is a dreamy environment designed to make guests feel at home. Spread over 2,400 metres square, the wellness centre boasts a family spa and women’s only spa, a treehouse sauna, a huge outdoor pool and two whirlpools with massage jets.

Dorfstraße 64, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, +43 4240 212