Time out above the rooftops of Traben-Trarbach
Florian Trykowski

Rhineland-Palatinate breaks

Simone Sever

No, the path to wellness and wellbeing does not always have to start with a flight. Sometimes, the path to self-care is very close. In Rhineland-Palatinate, it can be nearly at your doorstep, so to speak. Whether Emser salt on the Lahn; Glauber’s salt in the Eifel; mineral-rich water from the slate on the Moselle or the healing spring of the Geyr-Sprudels on the Rhine, the focus is always on relaxation. funkyGERMANY knows five fantastically calming oases. 

Germany’s Only Glauber’s Salt Thermal Bath

Traditionally speaking, you dissolve the Glauber’s salt in water and then drink it. But in Rhineland-Palatinate, you can simply bathe in it. Heated by the volcanic rock of the Eifel and enriched with numerous minerals, a bath in the thermal water not only activates the cardiovascular system but also loosens muscles and joints. Incidentally, this was already recognized by the Romans who secured and used the healing spring in Bad Bertrich. Today, the Vulkaneifel Therme is Germany’s only Glauber salt thermal bath with a modern bathing adventure world: Equipped with hot seats, an exercise pool and even a sauna area where you can really work up a sweat. Under no circumstances should visitors miss the lava light sauna with changing mood lights and relaxing music. Everyday life suddenly feels very far away.

With a wide variety of indoor and outdoor water areas and a vitality world whose wellness treatments leave nothing to be desired.
Vulkaneifel Therme

The Emser Therme With its Special Emser salt

Just let yourself drift, literally at the Emser Therme. Via a footbridge, guests come to two saunas which rest on the banks of the Lahn. Sounds of nature can be heard in the sound sauna and the panorama sauna offers a wonderful view of the river landscape outside. In the large bathing area of ​​the modern thermal baths in Bad Ems, you can immerse yourself in the Emser thermal water. The valuable ingredients can also help with respiratory diseases. Many people are familiar with the Emser Salz pastilles, which are melted in your mouth when you have a sore throat or difficulty swallowing. They are also obtained from thermal water by gently evaporating it.

If you want to get your circulation going, there is a cold and a hot pool to choose from. There is also the option of inhaling the famous Emser salt. The steam bath with original Sidroga tea herbs and the large rain field (where you can let yourself be sprinkled with the wonderfully warm thermal water) also have a particularly relaxing effect. For those who are looking for even more wellbeing, in the wellness gallery, a hammam awaits guests with additional massage options.

The Roman Thermal Baths in Bad Breisig on the Rhine 

You can sweeten up the grey autumn and winter days in the Roman thermal baths in Bad Breisig by jumping into the water which is heated over 30 degrees Celsius! In the evening, a light installation that is uniquely far and wide provides additional relaxation in the indoor pool of the bathing temple and also bathes the dome roof in changing colors.If you want to use the special power of the natural water, you can climb into one of the bathtubs in the “Brown Grotto”, which takes its name from the natural red-brown color of the unfiltered spring water. And if you want to get some exercise in before all the relaxation, you can swim your laps in the 20-meter-long outdoor sports pool.

Wellness in Rhineland-Palatinate at the Römer-Thermen Bad Breisig
Dominik Ketz

The Mineral Spa in Bad Kreuznach an der Nahe 

The distinctive domes of the Crucenia Thermen in the spa area of ​​Bad Kreuznach can hardly be overlooked. The bathing area is located directly on the banks of the Nahe and combines wellness and health in a very relaxing way. Two indoor pools and one outdoor attract visitors with their warm (heated at 33 degrees), salty and mineral-rich water. In addition, there is a freshwater pool, water massage beds and relaxation areas for needed rest. Another highlight can be found in the immediate vicinity of the thermal baths of the Bad Kreuznach mineral spa: The bath house. Behind a magnificent classical facade on 4,000 square meters, guests can expect a special wellness landscape with 12 saunas; from the blossom and four Finnish saunas to the Tyrolean alpine sauna. If you’re not sweating enough, you will be spoiled for choice between three Roman steam baths, a Moorish bath and a Turkish hammam with a soapy massage. Or, perhaps the rooftop pool is more your style?

Couple bathing in the Crucenia thermal baths in Bad Kreuznach
Naheland Touristik GmbH

The Thermal Water in Traben-Trarbach 

The body floats, completely relaxed in the warm water. Steam rises into the cold winter sky and the worries of everyday life dissipates. The Moseltherme near Bad Wildstein, surrounded by forests and vineyards, is a world of wellbeing, spanning over 2,000 square meters. You swim in thermal water that gushes out of the depths of the slate rocks on the Moselle at a temperature of 33 degrees. Massage jets, recesses in the water and a Brodelberg guarantees relaxed muscles. The mineral-rich water can help with rheumatism, allergies and also improves mobility, alleviating chronic diseases of the joints. The sauna area is also equipped with everything you need for a beautiful day of wellness: a bio and Finnish sauna as well as a salisarium, the walls of which are partly cladded with salt stones. The salty air inside is practically balm for the respiratory tract so be sure to take a deep breath! 

Illuminated outdoor pool at the Moseltherme in Traben- Trarbach
Becker Werbung

Unfortunately, public life and tourist facilities in Rhineland-Palatinate can still be affected by restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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