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.