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Schloss Elmau

the Antidote to... city strife

Bed room with a view
Fresh forest walks
Lounge post salt pool dip
Lounge in mountain air
FInnish sauna by the spring
Cold cold cold dip post sauna
Salt water pool
Sauna with garden view
Icy cool down after a super hot sauna
Cold plunge pool with spring water
Largest hammam outside of Turkey
Snooze on the most comfy daybeds
Float Physio with Dr Konig. A MUST
Turkish delights and succulent dates post-hammam

In the middle of thick Robin Hood forests 1000 metres above sea level, where the air is purer than a nun’s breath Schloss Elmau is THE ultimate mountain retreat. Stonking views and a knock-out spa are a given.

A day here goes a little like this:

  1. Wake up, later than usual, following the deepest sleep you’ve had for yonks.
  2. Head to advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher Mr. Johannes Mikenda’s yoga class (or one of his team of international teachers) to stretch your mind body and soul (definitely not your typical hotel yogi – the real deal).
  3. Eat a hearty but healthy breakfast (great gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives dotted about the buffet). Let it digest while you sit on a lounger staring at the mountains.
  4. Have a Physio Float massage with Dr Konig, a medical doctor and the spa’s director, who has seriously magic hands. She created her unique Physio Float Massage to create mobility and release for patients with severe back pain and problems. Is is a world-class, phenomenal treatment that she performs with you floating in the spa’s warm salt water pool. This treatment alone is worth the journey here.
  5. Hike through the enchanted forest that surrounds the spa, taking in gulps of mountain air.
  6. A good sweat in the Finnish sauna (hot, hot, hot) and cool of the chilled brook that’s three steps away – all this in your birthday suit.
  7. Take in a concert (there is a concert hall here) before dinner (you’ve got to do the fondue).

The owner is father to six children, which is probably why the kids club is first class – they even take them off your hands at 7pm-9pm every night so you get to enjoy dinner in peace.

What’s not to like?

Cost

Visit Healing Holidays to find out more – click here Prices include The Kids Club for children aged 1-5 for creative activities and teens 6-15 years in any sport & fun program, football camps, workshops and edutainment programme, participation for the adults in the weekly Fit & Active program with yoga, Pilates, t’ai chi, participation in guided mountain tours and use of all spas.

 

The healing power of the mountains

 

Bed room with a view
Fresh forest walks
Lounge post salt pool dip
Lounge in mountain air
FInnish sauna by the spring
Cold cold cold dip post sauna
Salt water pool
Sauna with garden view
Icy cool down after a super hot sauna
Cold plunge pool with spring water
Largest hammam outside of Turkey
Snooze on the most comfy daybeds
Float Physio with Dr Konig. A MUST
Turkish delights and succulent dates post-hammam

In the middle of thick Robin Hood forests 1000 metres above sea level, where the air is purer than a nun’s breath Schloss Elmau is THE ultimate mountain retreat. Stonking views and a knock-out spa are a given.

A day here goes a little like this:

  1. Wake up, later than usual, following the deepest sleep you’ve had for yonks.
  2. Head to advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher Mr. Johannes Mikenda’s yoga class (or one of his team of international teachers) to stretch your mind body and soul (definitely not your typical hotel yogi – the real deal).
  3. Eat a hearty but healthy breakfast (great gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives dotted about the buffet). Let it digest while you sit on a lounger staring at the mountains.
  4. Have a Physio Float massage with Dr Konig, a medical doctor and the spa’s director, who has seriously magic hands. She created her unique Physio Float Massage to create mobility and release for patients with severe back pain and problems. Is is a world-class, phenomenal treatment that she performs with you floating in the spa’s warm salt water pool. This treatment alone is worth the journey here.
  5. Hike through the enchanted forest that surrounds the spa, taking in gulps of mountain air.
  6. A good sweat in the Finnish sauna (hot, hot, hot) and cool of the chilled brook that’s three steps away – all this in your birthday suit.
  7. Take in a concert (there is a concert hall here) before dinner (you’ve got to do the fondue).

The owner is father to six children, which is probably why the kids club is first class – they even take them off your hands at 7pm-9pm every night so you get to enjoy dinner in peace.

What’s not to like?

Cost

Visit Healing Holidays to find out more – click here Prices include The Kids Club for children aged 1-5 for creative activities and teens 6-15 years in any sport & fun program, football camps, workshops and edutainment programme, participation for the adults in the weekly Fit & Active program with yoga, Pilates, t’ai chi, participation in guided mountain tours and use of all spas.