In Germany, the Sunday sauna trip is a beloved ritual. No wonder then, that Germans are so obsessed with wellness – a sort of active relaxation where brisk mountain walks, dips in frigid water and fantastic but healthy meals are packed in alongside sinfully luxurious time in the sauna and on the massage table. Of course, since this is Germany, the sauna bit is all done naked. Here are our favourite spa resorts in Germany.
Immerse yourself in a world of relaxation at this beautiful tree-lined hotel in North Rhine-Westphalia, which takes a holistic view of the body and mind. Cardio and strength training, a large sauna area and three top-class swimming pools offer a balanced experience, with the hotel’s tanning system available to further accentuate your healthy glow. Achieve inner harmony in Deimann’s elegant rooms with plush adjustable beds and round-the-clock service – the perfect refuge from everyday life.
Evelyn Smallwood contributed additional reporting to this article.