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Wellness and spa baths in South Tyrol

In South Tyrol, the beneficial and healthy effect of baths in hay or in fresh spring water has been enjoyed since many centuries. The knowledge and customs of the historical South Tyrolean bathing culture is still applied in specialised wellness hotels or in very few traditional baths even today.

Enjoying a shower, you can wash the problems of everyday life away and prepare for a pleasant evening. Many of us have forgotten how relaxing it can be to take an aromatic bath, to immerse into the fragrant water, to relax and to feel how the essential oils spoil your skin and all senses.

The South Tyrolean bathing culture

In South Tyrol, we have known since many centuries that a bath in healthy mineral water with mountain herbs is the best remedy for rheumatism. As well, the relaxing and regenerating hay bath was frequent among simple farmers and famous personalities from the entire world.

At the beginning of the 20th century, South Tyrol offered around 80 active baths. Most of the baths were thought for ordinary people. However, noble spas invited personalities such as Thomas Mann or the Empress Sissi to spend their spa holidays in South Tyrol.

Due to the world wars and to the decline of the bathing tradition, thy have been closed steadily. Today some baths, such as Wildbad in Innichen or Mitterbad in Ulten are impressive ruins. Other famous baths in South Tyrol are Brennerbad, Bad Altprags, Bad Neuprags or Baths Rumestluns.

Wellness & spa baths

Since many years, the South Tyrolean bathing culture has been showing a remarkable recovery and historical baths have been revitalised. The sweat baths in hay or relaxing baths in pure and empowering spring water are offer in numerous wellness hotels.

In fact, South Tyrol offers 32 recognised mineral water sources. Their water is partially full with sulphur and radon, being perfect for soothing spa baths in combination with the alpine climate. Together with alpine herbs, juniper, rose petals or orange zests, the source or mineral water bath means pure relaxation for all senses.

Enjoy a pleasant bath and look forward to vitalising wellness holidays in South Tyrol!

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