Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Germany
Best months to visit
For more settled weather with sunshine and comfortable temperatures, visit in late spring and early autumn – May, September and early October are the best time to visit, particularly if you want to experience the bewitching kaleidoscope of autumnal colours, nicknamed goldener Oktober.
Germany embraces the wild outdoors and its diversely beautiful landscapes, curating nature-fuelled active experiences, where fresh air and forest walks cleanse the soul and refresh the mind. The country’s natural thermal springs replenish and relax the body, lending themselves perfectly to healing hydrotherapy and the Kneipp Cure. Feel the calming effect of nature through carefully curated experiences by Health Travel, with meditative forest bathing and multi-day hiking trails through the Black Forest, or tranquil boating on the lakes. Plunge into Germany’s famous spa culture at the world-renowned 2000 years old spa town of Baden-Baden and experience the acclaimed health and wellness retreats hosted at Villa Stéphanie at Brenners Park Hotel and Spa. With revolutionary treatments, one of the most advanced spas in Europe, and charming Belle Époque-era architecture, it’s the ultimate in luxury wellness escapes.
Top places to visit in Germany for health & wellness
A Mecca for wellness lovers from across the globe, Baden Baden’s natural healing properties were first discovered by the Romans. Now a spa oasis in the resplendent Black Forest, this elegant town is home to some of Europe’s most state-of-the-art luxury spas, including Brenners Park Hotel and Spa and Villa Stéphanie, making it an unmissable stop on your wellness journey.
A magical forest conjured from the mountains, it’s easy to see why it became the setting for some of the Brothers Grimm’s finest fairytales. Explore the irresistibly lush canopy of evergreens that makes up the legendary Black Forest, taking your time to wind through the picturesque towns and tranquil lakes as you relax in endless nature.
A magical ski resort dripping in Bavarian charm, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is home to Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, and some unforgettable snow-capped scenery. Round off your visit with some sight-seeing; the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle is just nearby, rising from the dense forests like something out of a fairytale.
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Adventures in the Black Forest
Submerge yourself in the quiet magic of the Black Forest and reconnect with nature for some unforgettable expeditions through the greenery. With over 160km to explore, there are no shortage of hiking trails. One of the most impressive is the Schluchtensteig trail, a six-stage journey through majestic gorges, such as Wehraschlucht and Wutach, Lake Schluchsee, St. Blaise's Cathedral and endless countryside.
Hiking in Saxon Switzerland
Germany’s best kept secret, Saxon Switzerland is a national park and hiker’s paradise around the Elbe Valley, southeast of Dresden. So-called because the dreamy Elbe Sandstone Mountains, magnificent gorges and caves are reminiscent of the Alps. Hike the captivating Malerweg trail or venture across the breathtaking Bastei Bridge for achingly beautiful views and deeply penetrating tranquility.
Visit the Triberg Waterfalls
An enchanting spectacle, behold as the water of the Gutach River plummets over 163 metres, forming Germany’s highest waterfall in the charming town of Triberg. They are all the more impressive after heavy rainfall or snow-melt, and crystalise into a frozen wonderland in winter. Illuminated at night for an even more magical experience, there’s nothing more relaxing than losing yourself in the calming rush of water.