A wellness holiday is a perfect way to unwind from the grind of daily life. Pamper yourself with spas, luxurious massages, saunas, thermal baths, fitness programmes and beauty treatments. Across Germany, a large number of wellness and spa hotels offer a relaxed, luxurious experience amid breathtaking scenic beauty. Ready to be rejuvenated? Here are the best hotels with a spa in Germany.
Located on a Baltic Sea beach, the five-star Hotel Neptun and Spa features luxurious rooms, a tranquil ambience, beautiful sea views and plenty of culinary delights. However, its crown jewel is its spa. Water from the Baltic Sea is pumped into the wellness centre and pool so that travellers can soak in natural seawater any time of year. It also has a rejuvenating sauna and more than 30 exercise and relaxation courses, including massages, fitness classes, beauty treatments, an ice fountain, a steam bath and golf course. There’s also a whole team of expert beauticians, nutritionists and fitness experts who will help you feel as good as new by the end of your stay.
Let your stress melt away at the Lindner Parkhotel and Spa Oberstaufen, which is set against the backdrop of the majestic Bavarian Alps, among the most scenic regions in Germany. It offers exquisite cuisine, luxurious rooms and suites (some with whirlpool baths), numerous sports facilities and most importantly, an irresistible, 900sqm (9,688sqft) spa and wellness centre. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, a herb garden, exercise and relaxation areas, a spa area offering panoramic views of the mountains, a private couple’s spa suite and a diving basin.
You’ll find the luxurious, five-star Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa in Germany’s favourite wellness region, Baden-Baden, Black Forest. The elegantly furnished rooms and suites promise a relaxed stay amid gorgeous views of the forested highlands. Next door to the hotel, the five-storey Villa Stéphanie spoils travellers with a wide range of programmes and treatments, including beauty, detox and nutrition, emotional balance and medical care. Treat yourself to the hammam, sprawling sauna area and plunge pool, and indulge in some quiet reading in the lounge of the admirably stocked library.
The beautiful architecture of the five-star Charles Hotel is a standout feature of Munich’s skyline. It enjoys a central location, looks out onto the lush Old Botanical Garden and has the city’s biggest rooms and suites, all done up in a gorgeous, classy style, along with some excellent gastronomic options. The Charles Spa shouldn’t be missed either. Some of the amenities include five treatment rooms, a beauty centre, an indoor pool, heated lounge chairs, a Finnish sauna and a steam bath. Here, you can escape to a luxurious world of tranquillity that’s far away from the daily grind.
The luxurious Radisson Blu in Baden-Baden is a favourite with travellers for its excellent amenities and irresistible spa and wellness centre. The hotel also has indoor and outdoor thermal pools that are fed by the natural hot springs in the area. The therapeutic and energising thermal water eases stress and fatigue, making a soak the perfect companion to a busy day of sightseeing. The spa also has a sauna room, steam room, whirlpool and brine grotto, alongside all the usual treatments, such as body scrubs, wraps and facials.
The opulent Waldorf Astoria Berlin is home to Germany’s first and only Guerlain Spa, with treatments from the famed 200-year-old French cosmetic brand. The sprawling spa area has six therapy rooms, a hot tub, a sauna, a pool, a steam room, a relaxing terrace, a five-sense hydrotherapy Vichy shower and a fitness centre. You can even purchase exclusive Guerlain products. Rooms are equally relaxing with chaise longues, king-size beds and marble bathrooms with hi-tech mirror TVs, while its suites tower above the city with panoramic views.
The Grand Hotel Heiligendamm is a dreamy spot for a spa escape; the setting is tranquil and romantic with gorgeous views of the sea and dense forests. In addition to its beautiful rooms and exquisite cuisine, the hotel also has state-of-the-art spa facilities. It uses natural water from the Baltic Sea for its treatments, and its extensive range of facilities includes a Turkish-style hammam, sauna, pools, beauty treatments, yoga, massages, scrubs and fitness courses.
Wellness and history combine at Schloss Elmau, a sprawling resort surrounded by the Bavarian Alps that dates back to the early 20th century. A hub of culture, it hosts more than 200 concerts and literary events every year, and its dramatic hiking trails lead to historical gems such as an ornately decorated retreat built for King Ludwig II in 1868. Its has several spas, encompassing three family spas and a Nature Spa with a sauna that’s steps away from a freshwater swimming brook. It also has one of the largest hammams outside Istanbul, crafted from 200-million-year-old Bavarian stone no less, and you can round off a day of relaxation with a meal at a two-Michelin-star restaurant. Undeniably, Schloss Elmau is one of the most stunning hotels with a spa in Germany.
There are few more soothing settings than the Bavarian Alps, and Klosterhof’s spa makes the most of its spectacular surrounds. Its heated outdoor pool has one of the best views in Germany, and a picture window in the sauna looks out over the peaks. There’s also a brine flotation pool so that you can spend a blissful hour feeling weightless, while massage treatments harness the Alps’ natural healing powers by using herbal steam compresses and alpine mud. There are just 65 rooms and suites, but the best of the bunch is undoubtedly the Spa Loft Suite, which has a big south-facing balcony, a private infrared sauna, a comfy reading area, a jetted deep-soaking tub and incredible mountain views.
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