Two people laying on the floor listening to an acoustic performance of Qi gong
© Das Alpenhaus Gasteinertal - Qi-Gong session

Stress Prevention

Relaxation on holiday

Holiday means relaxation. It’s actually logical. However, it is difficult for many people to really let go and to focus entirely on themselves.

According to a study by the BKK Health Insurance Company (“Health Report 2014“) mental disorders from 1976 until 2013 have increased more than fivefold in Germany. At the forefront is burn-out with symptoms which are very similar to depression – that feeling that everything is too much – as well as sleep and anxiety disorders.
But mindfulness is essential against an impending Burnout throughout the body. Many partner hotels in the Alpine Health Region have corresponding relaxation offers. Hiking, yoga, Qi Gong, or even a visit to the Krimmler waterfalls can work wonders.

Slowdown in Nature

A study by the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg proves that the Krimml waterfalls give off a so-called Para-Sympathetic tone, a state of relaxation which defines tranquillity and recuperation. “The heart rate slows and by better synchronisation of the abdominal and chest breathing, as well as a higher depth of breath better sends blood through the lungs. The oxygen saturation in the blood rises”, says Dr. Arnulf Josef Hartl, Director of the Institute of Ecomedicine of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg. As such the nature in SalzburgerLand is almost itself a stress-reduction program.

© Alpenhaus Gastein

The following partners support you in preventing stress

The Gasteinertal Alpine House

Under the motto “…from living near the mountains” the Gasteinertal Alpine house offers regional authenticity with a contemporary interpretation. A lifestyle, deliberately in the four star category, with a first-class pampering and service offering. Preserve the original, carry traditions, don’t forget our origins, with your finger on the pulse and bring this closer to our guests from all over the world. THE GASTEINERTAL Alpine house combines traditional values with Alpine lifestyle and Austrian flair.

In a prime location, in the middle of Bad Hofgastein, you can expect from December, 89 completely newly furnished rooms and suites in an Alpine atmosphere. The former Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein shines in new splendour and offers guests from around the globe four pillars of holiday comfort: nutrition, exercise, wellness and health.

The diverse Alpine house cuisine of the hotel satisfies gourmets as well as nutrition conscious guests. Whether pampered lodging, allergy-free cuisine, vegan or vegetarian food – the choice is yours. A stylish à la carte restaurant, a bar and a wonderful Sun terrace with stunning mountain views complete the culinary offer.

The 2,000 square-metre large ALPINE.VEDA.SPA, generous Wellness & Health options, as well as the proprietary Alpen.Power.Selfness Program (from Yoga to meditative walking) are available at the SPA and health hotel. Furthermore, in the spa area you can find an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, numerous saunas, relaxation rooms, a top equipped fitness room as well as movement, yoga and meditation rooms.

FEEL FREE! The Gastein Valley ski area and Ski Amadé are in the immediate vicinity, with numerous cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails and many other winter sports and leisure facilities which invite you for activities in the fresh air.

The hiking area of Almorama in Gastein offers a wide trail network with its unique natural landscape. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking tours to idyllic mountain lakes, numerous Alpine pastures of the Gastein Valley and peaks with fantastic panoramas.
Variety is fully provided in your holiday in the THE GASTEINERTAL ALPINE HOUSE.

Salzburger Lungau

The Salzburger Lungau has always been considered an original habitat with distinct traditions and a unique natural landscape. In 2012, the region was appointed as the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau for very good reasons. For holiday-makers, this award means a guaranteed genuine holiday experience in the mountains and at beautiful lakes, with traditional customs and creative people who have not forgotten their roots.

The nature of the Salzburger Lungau is also in absolute contrast to life in the city. Short breaks and time-off aid the search for meaning and help to relax and slow-down.

There is also something else unique in the Lungau region – the location between the Radstädter Tauern and the Carinthian Nockberge mountains provides a wind-protected climate, with the best air and water quality being basic requirements. Moreover, all 15 Lungauer towns sit at more than 1,000 metres above sea level, which has been proven to not only have better air quality at this altitude, but also to relieve breathing problems and optimise endurance training.

In the Salzburger Lungau there are countless ways to get moving in the unspoilt nature, above all when hiking and biking. A well-marked hiking trail network leads to about 60 crystal-clear mountain lakes and over 70 farmed Alpine huts.

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