The Best Spas and Spa Towns in the Harz Mountains

Radau Waterfall, Bad Harzburg | © Olli Henze / Flickr
Radau Waterfall, Bad Harzburg | © Olli Henze / Flickr
Photo of Anwesha Ray
14 November 2017

The Harz Mountains, which boast stunning medieval towns, winter sports opportunities, and breathtaking scenery, has also earned its reputation as the best wellness retreat in Germany. Rejuvenating mineral water from nature feeds numerous baths and pools across the Harz Mountain region. This beautiful area awaits to pamper you with sauna, spas, wellness options, beauty treatments, aromatherapy, and more. We have selected for you the best among them for a holiday that will recharge your mind, body, and soul.

Bad Harzburg

Bad Harzburg is the largest spa town in the Harz Mountain area, and has been enjoying the status of a saltwater spa and climatic health resort for around 120 years. Bad Harzburg is blessed with seven springs that are rich in minerals and medicinal properties. This delightfully green city with unpolluted air has a large number of sanatoriums, spas, and spa hotels with the promise of a luxurious experience and healing of ailments. Don’t forget to have a sip of mineral-rich water at the Bath Park.

Bad Harzburg, Germany


Braunlage is known as much for its excellent winter sports facilities as for its spas. Braunlage is blessed with a rare therapeutic climate, making it a fabulous location to unwind from daily stress. Among the countless spas and spa hotels in Braunlage, many offer heated or indoor baths so that your luxurious experience can continue uninterrupted even in unfavorable weather.

Braunlage, Germany


More than 70 years back, the picture-postcard town of Blankenburg earned the status of a spa town thanks to its peat, moorland, and healing mud, rich in natural minerals. Several wellness centers and clinics in and around Blankenburg are known for their moss therapy, which heals rheumatism, spine injury, and ailments of disc, tendons, and tissues.

Blankenburg, Germany


Alexisbad is a small picturesque spa village nestled in the Selke River Valley. Several centuries back, people used to arrive in Alexisbad to be treated by its healing mountain spring water. The town rose to fame as a wellness center in the 18th century. Since then, the village operates almost completely as a health resort. The iron-rich water of Alexisbrunnen is used for drinking, while the pools and baths of this town are fed by Selkebrunnen.

Alexisbad, Germany

Bad Suderode

Bad Suderode is famous for the Behringer-Brunnen, a source of water that has the highest calcium level (over 2,500 mg per liter) in Europe and is capable of curing a large number of diseases caused due to calcium deficiency. The water is also rich in sodium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, fluoride, and sulphate. After this fascinating discovery in 1820, infrastructure and connection developments followed, and the village quickly ascended to the rank of one of the most coveted wellness centers in Europe.

Bad Suderode, Quedlinburg, Germany

Bodetal Valley Spa

The Bodetal Valley Spa wins hearts at first sight with its unbelievably picturesque location in the rugged Bodetal Valley. Ever since its inauguration in 2011, Bodetal Valley Spa has been one of the most popular wellness destinations in the Harz Mountains. Take a dip in the luxuriously warm water while enjoying views of mountains wrapped in dense forests, or treat yourself to a sauna or relaxing massage.

Bodetal Therme Thale, Parkstrasse 4, 06502 Thale, Germany, +49 03947 778450

Leisure and Sports Centre Halberstadt

Only 15 km from Blankenburg, the Leisure and Sports Centre Halberstadt promises a day of relaxation and fun for the whole family. This center boasts 1000 sq.m. of water, an adventure pool, a children’s pool, a lazy river, diving boards, beauty treatments, massages, and active sports options. When you are here, treat yourself to the best sauna in Harz, which has been honored with the status seal of “Sauna Premium” by the German Sauna Federation.

Freizeit- und Sportzentrum “Am Sommerbad”, Gebrüder-Rehse-Straße 12, 38820 Halberstadt, Germany, +49 3941 68780

ALOHA Aqua-Land Osterode

ALOHA Aqua-Land in the charming Harz town of Osterode is yet another extremely popular family destination. While the parents take turns to pamper themselves with a top-class sauna session, beauty treatment, or massage, children can have endless fun at the water slides and small pools. Aqua-Land also boasts heated outdoor pools, sun terraces, baby pools, and non-swimmer pools, so that no guests feels left out.

Schwimmbadstraße 1, 37520 Osterode am Harz, Germany, +49 05522 906415

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