Austria’s fifteen spa towns have been famous for herbal remedies and mountain cures for centuries. This year, Austrian resorts are attracting more wellness tourism than ever, offering visitors holistic wellness experiences from glacier-oil massages and herbal medicine making to mountain top yoga…
1. Zell am See / Kaprun – Luxury Spa Haven
Ever since Kaprun’s 20,000m2 spa was awarded Europe’s Best Lifestyle Resort, Zell am See-Kaprun has become a hotspot for wellness tourism. The Tauern Spa boasts eleven pools, ten saunas and an array of steam-rooms, in which different herbal oils are infused every hour. Outdoor yoga is a big summer activity in Zell am See. Yoga water boards are available for hire, whilst morning classes are held for free at the top of mount Schmittenhöhe – one of the tallest mountains in Zell am See. Just 20 minutes away, The Alpenrose Apartments in Zell am See offer buyers their own private wellness and spa facilities. These include a finnish sauna, infrared sauna, relaxation room, heated outdoor pool and high-tech modern gym. If buyers are wanting something a little bigger, Chalet Kaprun is a 6 bedroom chalet with private bespoke showers, saunas, steam room, relaxation area, and an outdoor heated pool.
2. Ischgl – For those Thirsty for adventure
As well as being famous for the Alp’s greatest Après-ski, Ischgl is renowned for its abundance of adventure routes. Within the Paznaun region there are breath-taking mountain trails, waterfalls, reservoirs and glaciers to explore. If all that adventure has got you needing some TLC, Ischgl‘s many luxury spas have all the wellness facilities that your heart could desire. The 5* Trofana Royal includes an outdoor saltwater whirlpool, dry salt sauna and ice room – for those who dare. Built on a private mountainside, our ski property for sale in Ischgl – Residence Ice Cool – access to a 300m2 ultra-modern wellness area, complete with sauna, steam bath, juice bar, indoor and outdoor pool, lounge area and sun terrace where you can soak up the summer rays.
3. Fieberbrunn – Finding Peace in A Fairytale
Named after a Bavarian Princess, Fieberbrunn is a tranquil fairytale setting. As well as offering springtime skiing in late April, the Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Fieberbrunn Skicircus offers scenic bike routes around its clear lakes and hiking routes up to the Wildseeloder Peak – from which you can see both Italy and Germany. For those wanting to buy a property in this undisturbed town, The Antler Chalets offers a luxurious wellness centre with a sauna, Turkish steam bath, infrared cabin, fitness room and indoor and outdoor pool.
4. Seefeld – Land of the Summer Sports
It may be its allergen-free air or long historical sporting association that make Seefeld one of the best places in Europe to enjoy summer time sports. Seefeld provides visitors with 650km of signposted hiking and biking routes and, voted one of the top 100 golf courses in the world, the 18 hole Seefeld Wildmoos course will keep any budding Tiger Woods happy. Our ski property for sale in Seefeld, The Almdorf Seefeld Apartments, are located just 5 minutes from the gondola lift, meaning that a nordic walk or e-biking route is never far away. The Apartments also include their own spa area with spacious double saunas and relaxation rooms.
5. Bramberg & Neukirchen – Organic nutrition
As well as offering the world’s longest toboggan run, Bramberg & Neukirchen offer a rich history of emerald mining, farming and herbal medicines. Bramberg and Neukirchen’s biosphere produces precious emeralds, one of which sits in our very own Queen Mother’s crown. Organic fruit cultivation can be experienced at the town’s Pomarium, famous for its delicious Bramberg apple juice. Our ski property for sale in Neukirchen, The Forest Village Chalets, offer chocolate-box exteriors and, located in their own peaceful valley, include a natural swimming pond, personal chefs and private saunas.
6. Obergurgl – the cleanest mountain air
Austria’s highest natural resort, Obergurgl is famous for its allergen-free air and abundance of sunshine. It boasts 10% more sun than its Italian neighbour and is nicknamed ‘The Diamond in the Alps’ thanks to its dazzling sun-trap. The Ötztal Nature Park is the Tyrol’s second largest nature park and has an abundance of deep pine forests, emerald lakes and impressive sprawling glaciers. Located in the heart of the valley, our ski property for sale in Obergurgl – The Obergurgl Lodge – provides residents with a golden marble embellished indoor pool. An Alpine sauna, steam room and multiple relaxation areas are also available to ensure that your stay is as rejuvenating as possible.
For any more information on the resorts above, or if you would like to know more about our ski property for sale in Austria, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. To see our collection of ski properties with in-house spa facilities click here.