Our Top German Spas
With its fresh alpine air, spectacular scenery and ancient spa towns, Germany has always been synonymous with better health and wellbeing, but perhaps only the spa aficionado will know that it also plays host to a wide variety of world-class wellness solutions, medical spas and authentic Ayurveda retreats.
Villa Stephanie is a very elegant mansion-house, sitting in leafy grounds next to Brenners Hotel in the foothills of the Black Forest. But it’s for the full health diagnostics rather than the glorious setting that so many flock here. There is a space-age clinic housing some of Germany’s top medical experts in the fields of gynaecology, dentistry, cardiology, preventative medicine, holistic medicine and aesthetics, with the team led by the affable Dr Harry König, who is an expert medic with a strong naturopathic focus. He is very easy to talk to, is funny and engaging, and will ease your worries and devise a no-nonsense plan to get you back ship shape.
Ayurveda Parkschlosschen is a family-run marvel in Germany's Black Forest specialises in traditional Ayurvedic healing; everything from the food to the forms of treatments & exercises, with even the interiors based on the principles of this ancient system of medicine. The main event here is their Panchakarma detox cure. Starting from 10 days, this intense programme aims to help you achieve top physical and mental form by ridding the body of toxins and metabolic waste. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but it does deliver exceptional results.
Located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps above Lake Tegern, Lanserhof Tegernsee is a real stunner - a remote enclave of glass and wood blending beautifully into its surrounds - but most important of all, it is a full-service integrated medical clinic and spa specialising in the Mayr Cure that epitomises holistic wellness at its best. It’s the place to go to detox, lose weight, get fit and to take charge of your health.
Hidden deep in Germany’s beautiful Bavarian Alps, Schloss Elmau is perfect for solo travellers, couples, and families alike. Home to not one spa, but six, including the largest Hammam west of Istanbul, there are various heated pools, saunas and a spa menu featuring a selection of soothing and healing treatments ranging from Abhyanga to Shiatsu, Thai massages to Hammam scrubs. Be sure to also check out a performance at Schloss Elmau’s very own concert hall, which plays host to more than 200 concerts each year.
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