The town of Bad Lauterberg in the Harz mountains is a recognised hydrotherapy spa resort that is also known for its Schroth treatments – a combination that will appeal to all health-conscious travellers.
Whereas holistic treatments based on the findings of Sebastian Kneipp can help to prevent and treat illnesses, the Schroth programme – a naturopathic therapy based around taking curative waters – is an effective detox method that rids your body of impurities and stimulates the body's own healing powers.
In the best of hands
Bad Lauterberg is also well-equipped with medical facilities, and has specialist clinics for cardiovascular and circulatory conditions, for sports medicine and physiotherapy, for diabetes and metabolic disorders, and for orthopaedics and rheumatology. With such a wide range of highly acclaimed healthcare services on offer, you're bound to feel the benefit!
So much to see and do – all year round
Unwind at Vitamar water park or in the Kirchberg thermal baths. Nordic walking, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and horse riding: there is a wide range of leisure activities on offer, including in nearby walking hotspots such as the Oder reservoir and the Südharz Karst Walking Trail as well as at regional attractions such as South Harz ironworks museum. And the fun and exercise in the great outdoors needn't stop for the winter months, thanks to the 47km network of cross-country ski trails and the 300m ski piste.
Spa gardens beneath age-old trees
You are always guaranteed peace, quiet and relaxation in the idyllic spa gardens, which boast a magnificent stock of mature trees, as well as ponds, a music pavilion and the historical Kurhaus.
Last but not least, the resort's small old quarter is a popular place to browse the shops or visit traditional inns, cafés and restaurants.