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Bathing culture with tradition

In the ‘Alpenbadl’ hay bath or in our mineral water baths, people have been finding relaxation and relief from physical ailments for centuries. Immerse yourself in our traditional customs that are still thriving today.

Empress Elisabeth resided in the spa town of Meran/Merano, the writer Thomas Mann was a guest in the Mitterbad spa bath near St.Pankraz/S.Pancrazio in the Ultental valley – especially at the turn of the century, there were a large number of farmer's and spa baths in South Tyrol, which attracted numerous famous guests from home and abroad. To this day, you will find a thriving bathing culture here, which continues the traditions of yesteryear.

For example, the hay bath, which is also called the “Alpenbadl”. 130 years ago farmers slept in stacked hay at night after the physically strenuous “haymaking” and woke up the next morning refreshed and full of energy. Nowadays, when you take a hay bath with us, the hay, which has been tested and well selected for the baths, is immersed in a 40-degree bain marie before use. Then you are buried up to your neck in hay, which releases essential oils from many different herbs and flowers. A bath in hay can stimulate your metabolism, help with detoxification and purification cures, relieve rheumatism and care for the skin.

Just like the mineral water baths, which you can find in many places here. They calm the body and mind and can relieve pain. You experience a veritable aromatic treat when you step into a South Tyrolean mountain pine bath. In the midst of hot mountain pine branches or in bath water with mountain pine extract, the active ingredients of the essential oil from the mountain pine unfold and strengthen your immune system, in addition to other benefits.

A guest in a wellness paradise

In our Belvita Leading Wellness Hotels, you can submerge yourself in mineral and hay baths, enjoy spa treatments with natural products, take time out in breathtaking scenery and indulge in regional cuisine.

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In tranquillity lies strength

Gather new energy in the depths of the forest, at places of power in nature, in the healing waters of our thermal spas or in Digital Detox Hotels, where you hand over your stress and smartphone right at the entrance. Our tips for your relaxation.

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