Prickling pleasure in a wild Kneipp bath

Awaken the spirits on a wild Kneipp cure in the Salzburger Saalachtal 

Have you experienced the invigorating feeling of cold water on your skin which gives you  goose bumps? On a wild Kneipp cure in the Salzburger Saalachtal, you can enjoy this prickling pleasure in the middle of an untouched mountain landscape. Reinvigorate your body with a foot or hand bath in crystal-clear mountain lakes, whose surfaces reflect the heavens above. Refresh your senses at one of the wild bathing spots and hidden coves of the Saalach or experience the white water on the Waterfall Trail. Whatever you choose, in the Salzburger Saalachtal you can take your Kneipp cure surrounded by wild beauty.

A bath at the waterfall, a nap on the alpine meadow
Speaking of which, the Waterfall Trail “up to the alm”, as its name suggests, passes lots of small waterfalls and leads up to the Almenwelt Lofer. By the edge of the path, little ponds and rock pools offer countless opportunities for refreshment in cool water – simply dip your legs in the water for a short time and then walk on. Once at the top, there are water troughs to be found on the alpine pastures. Enjoy an invigorating arm bath with a view of the breathtaking mountains. After your wild Kneipp cure, lie down in the alpine meadow and let yourself drift off to the sounds of the calming cowbells. If you then also enjoy a hearty alpine snack with regional products from the farmers afterwards, you will make your way home strengthened in every way.

Warm up again on warm rocks
But it’s not just on the alpine pastures and in the mountain lakes that you can enjoy a wild Kneipp cure  – the Saalach also offers you fantastic opportunities. There are a few places in the Strowollner Schlucht for example: idyllic and shady, perfect to cool off your feet on a hot summer day. Or would you rather sit in the sun during your break?

In that case, the wild bathing spot Gaissteig should be your destination. Here, you can also cool off your feet in shallow water and warm up again on the sun-warmed rocks on the bank.   

Water from the mountain stream and a herb garden: Kneipp facilities with added value
A wild Kneipp cure is an intense and natural experience which you can experience spectacularly in the Salzburger Saalachtal. But the Kneipp facilities in the region are also worth a visit because each of them has a special feature. In the Kneipp facility in Lofer you can take a cure in the clear mountain water from the Loferer Steinberge. This is also the case in the nature and herb Kneipp facility in St. Martin. As well as this a herb garden awaits with lots of fruits which you can snack on while resting. A short barefoot path and comfortable wooden loungers complete the Kneipp experience. In the Kneipp facility in Weißbach you are definitely in the right place if you are out and about with children as there is a separate children’s play cove

You can find all tours with refreshing Kneipp opportunities at lofer.com/touren

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