Everything flows between the Dachstein glacier and the wine-growing regions. The thermal springs of Styria are hot and full of energy, but also soothing, revitalising and healing. Between Bad Mitterndorf in the north and Bad Radkersburg in the south, nine thermal spas with different focuses invite you to relax and unwind.
You can also experience the healing power of water during a Kneipp treatment in ice-cold wading pools or streams in the green heart of Austria. Whether it’s in the central Feistritztal valley or in the Schilcherland region: Kneipping in Styria is an invigorating experience!
With its healing power, water is a central part of the Grünkraft Steiermark initiative that helps guests to find inner balance and an improved quality of life.
Thermal spring water is recognised as a natural health-promoting substance. Rich in minerals and valuable salts, it comes from depths of up to 3,000 metres. It rises to the surface and emerges at temperatures of 90 to 110 degrees Celsius.
The beneficial effects of thermal spring water were already known to the ancient Romans and to Greek physician Hippocrates. Today it is scientifically proven that thermal spring water reduces stress. The composition of the water varies depending on the spring it emerges from. It has numerous positive effects, including:
Sebastian Kneipp, founder of this traditional curative treatment, used cold immersion baths and showers to strengthen his immune system and get over a bout of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Traditionally, Kneipp therapy consists of baths and other treatments, including walking barefoot, walking on stones, immersions, washings and wet packs.
A popular location for Kneipping in Styria is the Schilcherland region. For instance, Bad Schwanberg has its own Kneipp Park offering invigorating experiences. Alternatively, you can try the Kneipp facilities at the entrance of the Schwarze Sulm or the Bad Sauerbrunn springs in Marhof in Stainz.
It only takes 20 minutes in thermal spring water to reduce stress levels and experience positive effects.
To find out more about the healing power and fascinating origins of the thermal spring water of Styria’s spas, visit our online magazine!
The Grünkraft Steiermark initiative features numerous other invigorating offers: