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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Adventurous Austria

Asian serenity The Asia Spa Leoben, near Graz, is the ideal place to take a break. Built following Feng-Shui guidelines, the spa boasts seven different saunas and nine pools with up to 34 degrees Celsius water temperature and has been awarded the prestigious European Health and Spa Award as Europe’s best public bath.

Main image: Relaxation pool Top: Lotus blossom pool Above: Saline pool in the sauna world Below: Asia infusion at the teahouse sauna

TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE | PHOTOS: ASIA SPA LEOBEN

steam bath and tepidarium to the herbal sauna, the infrared cabin and the teahouse sauna.

hydrating, purifying effect on the skin promoting new cell growth and leaving the skin soft and radiant.

Spokesperson Barbara Grandl says: “The impulse for the Asian direction came from the long-lasting partnership between our town Leoben and the Chinese city Xuzhou.” Extensive research into Chinese traditions, architecture and the principles of Feng-Shui laid the groundwork for the spa. “The five elements wood, fire, soil, metal and water are presented equally throughout the Asia Spa Leoben,”Grandl adds.

“Our sauna team, who prepare the aromatic infusions, turn a visit into an unforgettable experience,” enthuses Grandl. “Adding flowery, wooden and fruity mixtures to the infusion water prevents colds and has a relaxing effect. At the Finnish sauna not only do guests receive the experience of the infusions, but they are also further treated to the Asian influence with the hot air being distributed by traditional Asian wooden fans. At the plunge pools the change between intense heat and the refreshing cold supports the immune system and clears the head.”

After the experiences of the sauna infusions, culinary delights await the guests at the main bistro or the sauna bar. Keeping it light and healthy, the chef creates delicious dishes such as the Sesame Honey Scampi. There is so much more to discover at the Asia Spa Leoben, you simply have to pay it a visit.

The children’s pools are separated from the relaxation area, ensuring everyone gets the most out of their visit. A highlight is the range of saunas, from the Finnish sauna,

The sauna infusion Asia Dream merges Asian flowers with the freshness of spices and minted scents whilst Asia Peeling gently treats the skin. The Asian salt has a de-

Only 50 kilometres away from Graz, nestles the 28,000 square metre Asia Spa Leoben featuring impressive Asian architecture. It is richly decorated with Chinese architectural elements of the Ming Dynasty and, for the guests, inside the doors of this modern spa awaits a holistic relaxation concept.

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