Discover Germany, Issue 92, April 2022

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Hotel Guide Germany – Our Favourites

Narzissen Vital Resort. Photo: Karl Steinegger

FITNESS, WELLNESS AND RELAXATION IN THE NATURE OF THE AUSTRIAN AUSSEERLAND The refreshing surroundings of the mountains and the strength of the ‘Ausseer Sole’ saltwater in the spa of the Narzissenhotel Bad Aussee help guests of the four-star hotel to regain new strength from the outside and within. Above that, the hotel is perfectly located for visitors to explore the unique nature and culture of the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN |

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Loser, Dachstein and Totes Gebirge – the 52 suites of Narzissenhotel Bad Aussee offer a unique panoramic view over the different mountain formations. The interior combines modern elements with nuances of tradition. On top of this, the hotel offers all-round culinary experiences. “In our house, we indulge guests with three different gastronomies – in the Narzissenrestaurant, the sauna bistro and the bath gastronomy,” explains Irene Gattermaier-Ruppe, head of the resort at the Narzissen Vital Resort.

THE NATURAL HEALING POWER OF SALT Adjacent to the hotel is an outstanding saltwater bath. “The Narzissen Vital Resort presents itself as a relaxing wellness oasis including a saltwater bath and a multi-facetted sauna landscape in which our guests can ex70

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perience a wellness holiday of a special kind – views over the majestic mountains included,” Gattermeier-Ruppe emphasises. More than 500 square metres of water surface, and water temperatures between 28 and 40 degrees, as well as five different types of saunas, are among the spa’s highlights. Central focus point, nonetheless, is the illuminated salt crystal in the middle of the swimming hall. The spa is a retreat for spirit, body and soul, and with Ausseer Sole, natural saltwater, it uses the natural healing power of the region. Thereby, treatments not only focus on wellness, but also the health of guests.

ference between regular spas and our retreat is that next to classic wellness treatments like massages and spa packages we also perform medically indicated prevention-, therapeutic- and rehabilitation treatments,” explains Stefanie Kickinger, head of medical wellness and medical fitness. With the medical fitness approach, the spa hotel combines holistic medical and therapeutic competences. Fitness enthusiasts additionally have the option to train on modern Technogym equipment. No matter if relaxing in the water or on a fitness machine, guests will always have the beautiful mountain panorama in view, and that makes the spa an outstanding experience which guests won’t forget any time soon.

MORE THAN JUST RELAXATION: MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND FITNESS Guests of the Narzissenhotel Bad Aussee benefit from an extended wellness area: “The dif-

Salt water bath. Photo: Karl Steinegger