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Beneficial for body and soul

The healing powers of nature

What thrives in Styria has special powers: In the north, it is vitalising herbs from lush meadows, as well as salt and Swiss stone pine, that invigorate the body and soul. In the south, apple, elderberry, pumpkin and grapes refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

People have made use of the healing powers of these plants for thousands of years, and now their effects have also been scientifically confirmed. Traditional Styrian Medicine (TSM) at Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf combines traditional knowledge about nature with modern medical findings. However, this is not the only place in Styria that values and takes advantage of the healing powers of nature. Throughout the green heart of Austria, people know which herbs serve which purpose.

When experiences in nature meet our "Grünkraft companions", the healing power of Grünkraft Styria unfolds.

Wellness treatments with natural products

Nature in Styria forms the basis of a range of pampering treatments for the whole body:

  • apple vitality treatments to moisturise your skin
  • massages with pumpkin seed oil to relax your muscles
  • rose-scented baths providing a calming effect

The following offers are bound to win your heart:

  • hay packs and hay wraps at Dorfhotel Fasching in the high-altitude climatic health resort of Fischbach
  • refreshing pine salt body scrubs at Almwellness Hotel Pierer in the Almenland Nature Park
  • relaxing natural mud baths at Parktherme Bad Radkersburg

More Styrian health and wellness treatments based on the natural healing powers of nature:


Straight from the meadow onto the table: The lush vegetation of Styria is not only beautiful to look at. Local wild herbs – such as yarrow or wild thyme – are also used for garnishing and flavouring Styrian dishes. What's more, many of them boast a variety of health benefits.

If you would like to learn more about Styria's herbs, you can do so in workshops and on hikes through nature:

Natural cosmetics 

The secret to natural beauty can be found in nature. Natural cosmetics are free of questionable additives and are made with purely plant-based sustainably-grown ingredients.

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