Spas & health resorts in Destination Germany
Bad Reichenhall has a rich, 150-year history as a health spa, with treatments that have proved hugely successful in alleviating respiratory illnesses. The natural secrets of its success are saltwater, mud and a stimulating climate.
The resort enjoys a magnificent mountain setting in the far south-eastern corner of Germany. Surrounded by verdant hills and scenic peaks, Bad Reichenhall is sheltered from unpredictable weather conditions. An alpine saltwater mineral spa, it became famous because of its salt, which is still to be found in most German kitchens. But the so-called 'Pearl of the Alps' has plenty of other natural treasures to offer: the local rock salt residue, mountain pines, natural mud and alpine climate make this the perfect destination for a relaxing break. Bad Reichenhall is served by an interdisciplinary network of healthcare establishments consisting of spa facilities, doctors and clinics – a framework which ensures that many symptoms can be successfully alleviated on a long-term basis. The resort is ideal for patients with respiratory conditions, although it is also perfect for those suffering from musculo-skeletal problems, skin complaints, allergies, or simply too much stress. The idea of using music as an additional boost to health is almost as old as Bad Reichenhall itself. Guests have the pick of a rich musical scene and can unwind with classical concerts in the park and a varied of festivals, including the prestigious Alpenklassik for chamber music fans.