Discover Germany, Issue 57, December 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  The Ultimate Spa & Wellness Centre Guide for Switzerland 2017

‘Valaisian’ sauna village – spa with tradition.

Thermal Hotels & Walliser Alpentherme Leukerbad

Pool with a view.

Healing Measures The Walliser Alpentherme (Valaisian Alpine Thermal Pools) offers a comprehensive range of wellness treatments at the renowned spa town of Leukerbad, with an emphasis on Valaisian healing traditions. TEXT: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI  I  PHOTOS: WALLISER ALPENTHERME

The unique quality of the Leukerbad resort lies within both its location and the universal range of treatments available at its spa hotels. The thermal water at Walliser Alpentherme includes calcium, magnesia and strontium, as well as more than 20 additional cations and anions. Combining traditional Swiss rituals and classic Ayurveda-based treatments, the hotel is a space where guests can feel both comfortable and inspired. With a choice of either outdoor activities or peace and relaxation, the Walliser Alpentherme has it all and strives to make guests of all ages feel right at home. Wellness with tradition The spa first opened its doors in 1993 with the aim of creating a truly modern wellness experience. 24 years later, the Walliser Alpentherme still stands by its original goal. 54  |  Issue 57  |  December 2017

On an area covering 11,000 square metres, everything is designed towards the guests’ well-being, so that they can indulge in relaxation and recreational treatments to their utmost comfort. The newly elongated version of the name, Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad, mirrors the hotel’s combined offer of thermal water pools and wellness treatments. Speaking of names: the ‘Wallis’ or Valaisian Alps region, known for such majestic peaks as the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, is not only an enticing backdrop for a spa holiday but also provides its own world of traditional treatments. The mountain spring treatments at Walliser Alpentherme, based on regional rituals, include for example a grape seed peeling, an Alpine herbal treatment, a goat cheese full body mask, or the Valaisian apricot ritual during which the fruit enzymes boost both skin texture and

micro circulation, accompanied by lovely scents. A walk through the sauna landscape which is based on a traditional Valaisian mountain village allows for further discoveries linked to Valaisian tradition. People to whom well-being, health and recreation form priorities in life, frequently return to Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad. They know about the healing powers of the 36-degree-warm thermal water which, by the way, also provides the perfect relaxation after an energizing day of skiing. Enjoy a stroll through the Valaisian sauna village, moonlight thermal bathing, or the Roman-Irish baths, and indulge in Swissthemed natural cosmetic treatments – all at the heart of the Valaisian Alps. Walliser Alpentherme & Spa is part of Thermal Hotels Leukerbad, connected through an underground tunnel. Thermal Hotels was the first Hotel of Leukerbad, founded in 1645.