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Mountain lakes and spas: pure relaxation in the water in SalzburgerLand

SalzburgerLand’s spas and crystal-clear mountain lake offer up numerous activities for a bit of rest and relaxation

Hardly any other element lends itself to pure relaxation as much as water. Take a long indulgent soak in it to feel your muscles relax and to feel revitalised and full of energy. Breathe in aromatic steam at a thermal spa to feel your body being cleansed and detoxed from the inside out. Drink it in cool ready gulps and it’s as though every cell of your body has been filled with life itself. The therapeutic and rejuvenating effects of water have long been recognised and indeed prescribed by healers since the beginning of time.

Consider SalzburgerLand’s countless opportunities to reap the benefits of this life-giving element. SalzburgerLand’s mountain lakes offer oases of peace and quiet. Here you can look at the surrounding mountain peaks reflected in the peaceful waters, accompanied only by the sound of birdsong and the babbling of a small brook. Reward yourself with an invigorating jump into cold clear water after a mountain hike on a hot summer’s day. Breath-taking beauty of nature, fresh Alpine air and peace and quiet offer optimal conditions to completely switch off and recharge your batteries.

Come to the spas to be pampered, to detox, relax and have fun in the most glorious of surroundings. This region looks back on a long history of spas, and people from all over the world have long flocked here for the water’s proven health-giving benefits and natural hot springs. The spas of today enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, an extensive range of modern treatments administered by highly skilled professionals, pools filled with water of all different temperatures and the friendliest and most welcoming hospitality.  Family fun is also on the agenda here, with many spas offering waterslides and water fun areas alongside the relaxation and pamper zones.

From the area’s top-notch mountain lakes to its first-class spas, here are some tips on how you can treat yourself to some pure relaxation time in SalzburgerLand’s waters.

Mountain lakes: Rest and relaxation at airy heights.

SalzburgerLand is blessed with a variety of wonderful mountain lakes. Each and every one is unique and has its own special beauty. The following five lakes in particular are well worth a visit.

Tappenkarsee in Kleinarl

Hike from idyllic Lake Jägersee through a picturesque landscape and onto a plateau, where a breath-taking view of one of the biggest mountain lakes in the Eastern Alps awaits. If you don’t feel like the walk, you can always reach it by road. Whichever way you decide to get there, the nearby mountain huts in the Kleinarl region invite you to stop off for a rest and refreshments.

Prebersee in Tamsweg

The Prebersee, nestled at 1,514 m above sea level, is famed as a secluded lake with unique healing powers. A fascinating themed hiking path informs you about rare plants, while traditional huts serve up a fantastic selection of homemade specialities. Every August marksmen from all over the world gather here for the Prebersee Lake Water Target Shooting Event, a remarkable spectacle which has run since 1834. The Prepersee Lake Water Target Shooting was even visited by Walt Disney.

Seewaldsee in St. Koloman

Nicolas Cage fell in love with this idyllic spot when he came here to shoot his Hollywood film, Season of the Witch. Aside from the Alpine pastures surrounding the lake and the many hiking opportunities, there are also many rare flowers scattered throughout the countryside just waiting to be discovered. The lake lies only 30 minutes away from the city of Salzburg, and is the perfect spot for a day trip.

Harrbergsee in Scheffau

Located next to the Scheffau hiking and bike path and close to Lammerklamm gorge, the Harrbergsee lake is just waiting to be discovered. Walks in the view of the impressive Salzburger mountain ranges are a memorable experience, especially for children. Indulge in tasty regional delicacies along the way.

Reedsee in Gastein

The Reedsee Lake is surrounded by an ancient mountain forest and breath-taking Alpine peaks, and its tranquil waters are as still as a mirror. At 1,831m above sea level, it is one of the most beautiful places in SalzburgerLand and people of all ages are drawn to it.

© TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill - am Ziel des Weges mit einem herrlichen Panorama belohnt werden. © TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill – beautiful mountain lake

Spas in SalzburgerLand: Powerful health-giving springs

These 6 SalzburgerLand spas are spread out over the entire area, and each is quite special and unique in its own right. Aside from the healing powers of water, they also offer fun and games for the whole family.

  • Aqua Salza
    This modern spa, at the gateway to Salzburg city, boasts extraordinary sauna facilities, attractive packages and treatment options.
  • Tauern Spa
    This 4*-superior spa in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park is unique for its “Alpine Meadow” sauna, Relaxation Grotto and “Kidstein” children’s area.
  • Therme Amadé
    You’ll find the perfect mixture of relaxation and fun here with 11 pools, 5 themed saunas and 2 tanning studios, and a giant twisting waterslide.
  • Felsentherme Bad Gastein
    Experience a sense of pure health and wellbeing breathing in mountain-fresh air at 1,000m above sea level in the outdoor pool.
  • Alpentherme Gastein
    Boasting its own mountain lake as well as Sauna World, Relax World and Family World with a speed slide, this location is perfect for young and old with its 360° Alpine panoramas.
  • Bad Vigaun
    Fine saunas and steam baths, a relaxation room with a panoramic view over the Salzburg mountains and delicious pastries from its own in-house patisserie are all on the menu.

    Liegestühle der Felsentherme Bad Gastein mit Blick auf die Berge© Felsentherme Bad Gastein
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