• Alpentherme in Bad Hofgastein in summer

    Spa and Wellness in Austria

    Austria is famous all over the world for its top-class spas. Visit any one of them to benefit from an impressive treatment menu, from massages to beauty treatments, and luxuriate in thermal water in an arena of fresh Alpine air.

    If you're looking for the ultimate health and spa retreat, look no further than Austria for the perfect wellness break. Replete with natural hot springs, fresh Alpine air, sweeping mountainous views, and warming hospitality, Austria lends itself to a thriving spa scene. Visit for deliciously warming outdoor pools, revigorating steam rooms, and quaint sauna cabins nestled in the most picturesque backdrop and take advantage of an impressive treatment menu and indulge in the most delicious and hearty gourmet delights during your spa stay. 

    Austria's spas look back on a long tradition, and many of its modern spas now sit on sites which were popular as far back as Roman times, with the ancient Romans fully appreciating the benefits that spas (or, as they called them, "terme") offered.

    What's more, a trip to the spa is perfect for any time of year. During the wintertime, why not spend some time relaxing and unwinding after an active day on the slopes? Throughout the summer, hike in the mountains or take a scenic bike trip around the lake before luxuriating in open-air pools, taking in the gorgeous panoramic views.

    Tempted? Read on for a pick of some of the most notable spas in the country.

    The Ritz-Carlton spa Vienna


    Austria looks back on a long spa history, evidenced by the fact that its capital is home to a wide range of facilities.

    Therme Wien to the south of the city is Europe's biggest and most modern spa. Its waters are heated by sulphur springs, which were popular as far back as Roman times. it offers 26 pools, 24 sauna and steam rooms, 2,500 loungers and a 6,000 m2 (64,583 sqft) health and fitness area. 

    Our top tips in Vienna

    • Asian luxury Boutique Spa Aisawan: Near St Stephen's Cathedral, this spa lets you choose from a range of massages, water treatments (Hamam), and cosmetic procedures
    • City Wellness Medical: Located behind City Hall, this spa features an impressive list of treatments, all of them at affordable prices
    Exterior view winter, St. Martins Therme and Lodge


    The thermal spas here have some of the oldest and richest traditions in all of Austria. Set in the stunning steppe landscape in the east of Austria, its climate is warm and the whole area lays claim to being Austria's sunshine state. It boasts a number of thermal spas which are replete with healing spring waters. 

    Our top tips in Burgenland

    • St. Martins Therme & Lodge: Located near Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park, its four-star offerings include spacious wellness and thermal spa complex, five different saunas, and steam baths.
    • Reiters Resort Allegria Hotel has 14 pools of different depths and temperatures, including separate pools for babies, toddlers, and children. 
    • Falkensteiner Balance Resort Stegersbach: Enjoy deep relaxation and undisturbed enjoyment time in the 2700m2 Acquapura SPA with two infinity pools and a luxurious sauna area.
    The Römerbad Thermal Spa in Bad Kleinkirchheim


    More than 60 spas located in the vicinity of Villach and Bad Kleinkirchheim complement the traditional winter sports region of Carinthia.

    Our top tips in Carinthia

    • Thermen Resort Warmbad-Villach: Over 2,000 years ago, the ancient Romans were enthusiastic visitors of the site where this spa now sits. It is Austria's southernmost thermal spa, and nowadays the healing waters which are particularly suitable for musculoskeletal conditions come from more than 6 sources, and the spa basins have more than 40 million litres (10.5 million gallons) of water flowing into them from various spa basins.
    • Thermal Spa Römerbad is one of Europe's most beautiful Alpine wellness oases. Designed by the renowned architects Behnisch who have worked on buildings all over the world, its interior and outdoor spaces draw inspiration from its panoramic mountainous surrounds.
    Hotel Pool Therme Laa

    Lower Austria

    Our top tips in Lower Austria

    • Therme Laa: a beautifully designed complex of around 60,000m2 (645,834 sqft), complete with its own health centre and luxurious spa, ambient lighting and underwater music. Four pools are fed by a natural spring full of sodium chloride iodine. This water has long been recognised for its health-promoting qualities and people with all manner of complaints from cardiovascular disease to neurological disorders have visited for its natural benefits. 
    • Römertherme health resort: The word "baden" translates to "bathing", so it stands to reason that the town of Baden bei Wien was a popular spa choice of the Romans, and, later on, of the likes of Beethoven and the Habsburgs. A session in the Thermalstrandbad outdoor pool guarantees healthy skin and a glowing complexion. Ideally located near Vienna, this spa is the ideal place to visit on a trip to Austria.
    • Linsberg Asia Spa in Bad Erlach combines far-Eastern philosophy with Asian design.
    swimming in the outdoor pool of the Bad Schallerbach thermal spa

    Upper Austria

    Upper Austria's spas are fed from deep springs. Particularly during the winter, they are the perfect place to unwind and soothe sore limbs in warming, comforting water. 

    Our top tips in Upper Austria

    • EurothermenResort Bad Schallerbach: Close to Linz, this spa houses an extensive thermal complex and water park, complete with a "Pirate World" for the kids.
    • EurothermenResort Bad Ischl: The spa town of Bad Ischl is where Viennese royalty used to spend their summer holidays. Enjoy the salt and brine treatments and attractive day trip options in the vicinity.
    • EurothermenResort Bad Hall: Offers a wide range of spa & health treatments. You'll find the most concentrated iodine spring in Central Europe here - the ideal waters for a number of health complaints. 
    • Therme Geinberg: Located in the Inn valley, it offers extravagant & luxurious treats with cocktails, starlit coconut-scented saunas, cabana bed massages, and Tui-Na massages. 
    TAUERN SPA Glas Panoramapool


    A total of six thermal spas and water parks, focusing on smaller boutique offerings rather than large thermal spas, make for the ideal place for some tranquil rest and relaxation. The area of Bad Gastein is renowned for its therapeutic properties, and was also a favourite of Emperor Franz Josef I and his wife Sisi. The thermal waters contain the noble gas radon, known for its curative properties.

    Our top tips in SalzburgerLand

    • Gastein Heilstollen Healing Caves: Literally inside Austria's mountains, you'll find humid, warm conditions which harness the natural powers of radon gas. Proven to help conditions such as rheumatic-inflammatory complaints, skin diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders, the effects of one treatment can last up to nine months.
    • Bad Gastein Felsentherme: Located at an altitude of 1,100 m (3,606 ft), this oasis of relaxation features jet stream panels, adventure slides and rock grottos. Enjoy the panorama wellness area with spectacular views over the Alps. 
    • The Alpentherme Gastein is Europe's most modern Alpine health and recreation resort, blessed with tremendous views of the giant glaciers of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
    • TAUERN SPA in Zell am See-Kaprun: Spread out over approximately 48,000 m2 (516,668 sqft), this spa is worth the visit just for its panoramic views of the snow-capped summit of the Kitzsteinhorn mountain. Indulge in an array of pampering treatments, from soothing massages to body wraps.
    Rogner Bad Blumau thermal spa at night / Bad Blumau


    Styria is a fantastic choice when in search of rest and relaxation. The area's spas take advantage of the region's natural assets, and a lot of the local treatments make use of peat and salt.

    Our top tips in Styria

    • Healing Thermal Baths Bad Waltersdorf: Completely renovated in 2015 with an open fireplace and light-flooded relaxation oasis, this spa takes full advantage of some 1.9 million litres (500,000 gallons) of thermal water that flow into the area every day. 
    • The Rogner Bad Blumau bears the distinctive design of the eccentric architect Hundertwasser, and its waterscape is a fascinating mish-mash of ancient (with large impressive columns, rooftop gardens, and domes) and modern, colourful meadow landscape. There's a dead sea salt grotto and two hot springs, and you can choose from exotic treatments.
    • The Asia Spa Leoben is nestled beside the River Mur and boasts impressive architecture. Using feng shui and a holistic philosophy, it employs Asian infusions and various bubbling attractions to enable its guests to achieve a balancing of body and soul.
    • Loipersdorf Spa is home to a family spa and sauna village, a recreation area for sports such as volleyball, sandpits, and climbing features.
    Aqua Dome Längenfeld thermal spa / Aqua Dome Längenfeld


    Tirol has long looked back on a rich spa history, its beautiful landscape perfect for hours of rest and relaxation, and the benefits of natural springs aided by its fresh Alpine air. Try out Kneipp water therapy, the application of hot and cold water to boost the immune system, balance the circulation, be rejuvenated, and find a sense of inner balance.

    Our top tips in Tirol

    • Aquadome: As far back as the 16th century, the area was well known for its curative properties. Today, it is Tirol's largest and most modern thermal spa. Its spectacular glass structure was transposed upon the 50,000 m2 (538,196 sqft) plot in an outstanding architectural fashion. The three pools (one with salt, one sulphur and a massage pool) almost seem to float weightlessly above the resort. The sauna village features a loft sauna, a canyon sauna, an ice-cold grotto, and an "experience shower" with different settings.
    • Spa town of Bad Häring: The health resort of Bad Häring with its sulphurous mineral spring water and idyllic setting is nestled between the Kitzbüheler Alps and the Wilder Kaiser mountains.
    Herbal treatments support relaxation at the Hotel Post Bezau


    A Wellness holiday in Vorarlberg caters to all your health and wellness needs, from fasting and relaxation to heart rate variability measurement. The various feel-well hotels offer specialised programmes and activities in a beautiful mountain scenery.

    Our top tip in Vorarlberg