publication date: Apr 19, 2012
author/source: Anne Coates
The whole ethos
of the Hotel Wiesenhof
focuses on health
for all the family
. Situated as it is by the beautiful Lake Achensee
by spectacular mountain
s, nature is there for all to appreciate - as well as a
huge range of sports and activities
, both summer and winter.
Within the hotel,
the Karwendel Spa
and swimming pool
are located on the first floor to make
maximum use of natural light
(and fabulous scenry!).The Spa
offers a range of
and beauty treatments guaranteed to relax
The first treatment
had was the sound lounger
. Stretched out on a wooden bed
, you close your eyes
and drift away to the sound of strings
being played under the bed by your therapist
. These sounds
are said to link us to the earth's vibrations
and bring harmony
to the body. It
is a beautiful experience
and is unique to Hotel Wiesenhof.
I was recommended
to take the Tyrolean Alpine hay bath
in the morning before lunch to maximise
the therapy's ability to detox
and stimulate your metabolism.
This was an
amazing experience: lying on a bed of hot hay
(there was a sheet between me and
the hay) then having hay
placed on top of you and being wrapped up
. The bed is
then switched to "relax" mode and you are left suspended
as though on a water-bed.
Some 20 minutes later you are "unwound" and shower off. Then relax some more
wherever you choose.
oil vitality bath
This is another
20 minute therapy
designed to refresh and revitalise
. The wooden bath
with water (as hot as you like) and the shale oil
which is black so looks rather weird
under the snowy white bubbles!
The bath is big enough for two people
can enjoy this together if they wish.PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
- Shale oil is a
product of the region which is used in many toiletries – you will find shale
oil body lotion, shampoo and condition and shower gel in your hotel bathroom.
You can also buy them from the hotel gift shop and they are the same price as in the
- There is also a museum in Pertisau which is worth a visit
(5€ 50 children under 12 free).
The Karwendel Spa
is open to non-guests; for information contact Hotel Wiesenhof.