Naturopathy – The Lans side of life
The Lanserhof south of Innsbruck is the ultimate exclusive highlight when it comes to spa and beauty facilities. Guests are required to stay for a minimum of seven days and can enjoy a programme of customised pampering by experienced Tyrolean relaxation specialists. The wonderful wellness culture can be experienced with all the senses and reaches new levels of relaxation. If you are also looking for active outdoor relaxation in the area around Lans, there are plenty of ways to unwind. Discover the beautiful enchanted Lanser Moor lake (which is particularly poetic on magical misty days), and venture along the idyllic forest trail that connects it to the Lanser See swimming lake. If you take the forest trail from Innsbruck, which leads past Ambras Castle, the fitness trail and the forest playground at Tantegert, you will even come across a free open-air Kneipp facility located south of the Lanserhof health centre. To round off a day in Lans, we highly recommend the delicious delicacies served at the traditional Isserwirt guesthouse.
Nature in its element – green relaxation
If you like to go all out when it comes to relaxation, you'll love Mieming. This idyllic sunny mountain plateau sprawls out among the Alps slightly north of Innsbruck and is a top destination for relaxation seekers. A little slice of paradise away from "big city life".
One example of this is the Holzleiten Bio-Wellnesshotel, an organic spa hotel with a focus on deep relaxation and sustainability. The hotel's organic approach is a labour of love and extends from the architecture right through to the gourmet dinners. It is also thoroughly reflected in the hotel's brand-new spa and beauty area, which not only offers impressive facilities (a saltwater steam room, bio sauna, women's soft sauna, Finnish panoramic sauna, larch herbal sauna, infrared cabins and fire pits by an outdoor whirlpool) but was also constructed using nothing but regional resources.
This enables the elemental power of nature to flow freely through the hotel interior, providing lasting strength for body and mind. The hotel's traditional restaurant uses its wealth of experience to successfully meet its guests' culinary needs, serving delicious treats with ingredients that are, of course, sourced from local farms.
A dream in black – the art of seduction
Another location that definitely deserves a mention is the age-old Alpenresort Schwarz holiday resort, which is also located in Mieming. The old manor house has a long tradition of hospitality, with foundations dating back more than 300 years. It has since undergone a multitude of developments and been transformed into an incredible destination that words can barely describe. The resort's extremely comprehensive range of spa treatments and facilities is mainly reserved for guests.
However, you might be lucky enough to get your hands on one of the popular evening tickets if you phone in advance. Then you can take advantage of the extensive pool facilities, water worlds, outdoor spaces and indoor rest areas (including the fireplace lounge!) for an ideal getaway from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The spa is also home to a panoramic sauna with stunning views of the hotel's very own natural swimming lake, "Jägersauna" (hunters' sauna) and "Heustadl-Sauna" (hay sauna). There is also a "Tiroler Zirbenstube" (Swiss stone pine room) with waterbeds for daydreaming and a welcoming tea bar with nuts, dried fruit and beneficial beverages to warm body and soul.
On top of all this, you can also treat yourself to the multitude of different themed infusions available daily in the various saunas and steam rooms or simply lie back and enjoy a well-earned nap in one of the many cosy nooks. There's so much to discover up here that it's impossible to do it all in one go. If you still want more at the end of the day, you'll have to come again or simply stay for a few nights.
More hotels with spa facilities
Would you like to admire the breathtaking views of Innsbruck from a hot tub? Nothing could be easier! The Grauer Bär city hotel in Innsbruck has an enchanting rooftop pool up on the 5th floor and Hotel Innsbruck, which is located in a charming spot at the heart of the historic old town, also has an impressive panoramic spa. In the nearby district of Igls, the hotels Bon Alpina and Sporthotel Igls pamper spa guests with relaxation and sporting activities. In the idyllic village of Mutters, the spa at dasMEI treats visitors to picturesque panoramic views of the Nordkette mountain range and Hotel Seppl also has wonderful spa facilities, top views and organic delights. If you love traditional Tyrolean settings, the Jagdschloss Innsbruck-Kühtai with its stone pine-panelled Fürstenstube and Grafenstube dining rooms is the ideal place to relax. For all high-altitude fans, the family-run Mooshaus Kühtai at an altitude of 2,020 metres above sea level is the perfect destination: here extravagant holiday comfort meets the highest infinity pool in the Alps – the Endless Sky Pool!