German Spas are where anyone who enjoys the spa life or wellness travel must visit.  My quick view of a few in Berlin, Baden-Baden and Wiesbaden, Germany gave me an inside look into the way we all should all learn to enjoy taking care of ourselves and our health. Take a look at a few of my insights along with information via Germany  Travel.

The next time you think about wellness travel – your thoughts should turn to Germany!


Glamorous Baden-Baden has been a favorite destination for vacations that combine wellness, culture and luxury since the Belle Époque. Stay at hotel “Der Kleine Prinz,” a cozy, romantic property dating back to 1890 or opt for a suite overlooking the park at Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa, whose restaurant Brenners-Park Restaurant was just awarded a Michelin Star.

Where I myself dined for lunch and breakfast at the Brenners-Park Restaurant, I was blow away with the quality of the food and amazing selection. See my photo here of one item I have not been able to find anywhere at a luxury restaurant in the U.S. This addition to almost anything on your plate will enlighten your taste buds!

Many hotels offer their own spa facility, alternatively you may visit one of the public thermal baths, such as the Roman-Irish Friedrichsbad, which opened in 1877 and guides visitors through its 17 stages to well-being.
I myself visited there and due to a little mishap with my train schedule ended up on a co-ed day.  Hand me a Mimosa the next time I see you and I will give you the inside story of being an American in a German Spa – you may be amazed at where this Southern Girl stands. I recently shared a bit of my own story in LA Travel Magazine.  Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and I will share it here with you too! 
Baden is now my favorite town and I must return. I had planned my entire trip around the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Grand Opening of Villa Stephanie. Alas, it’s opening was delay (I am certain to make it perfect) until this month.  If I could be there I was be in heaven! I only got as close as a peak down the hallway and a view of the construction from my lovely suite’s balcony.  
Here is a photo of me contently viewing the future Villa Stephanie.  I would give anything to return to Baden.  I only got to see Freidrichsbad and the Brenner’s Park Spa before I was back on a train and headed to another city.  I definitely hope to one day return for some slow smart luxury spa & wellness travel to Baden-Baden one day.   


NOW – the German Spa areas below have been added to my Goblet List (aka luxury bucket list and can be repeated again and again.



The region in and around the Thuringian Forest in Eastern Germany welcomes R&R-seeking visitors to towns such as Bad Salzungen,where SOLE (salt) treatments have a long history due to the natural saltwater springs, making it one of Germany’s oldest saltwater spas.

Located on a peaceful fresh water reservoir, Bio-Seehotel Zeulenroda is Germany’s first organic resort offering a variety of treatments as part of the guests’ carbon-neutral stay.


Stunning natural landscapes, iconic landmarks and luxe spa hotels make Bavaria a great choice for your next wellness escape. Choose the Bavarian Alps to recharge in beautiful mountain scenery, and with a stay at 5-star Hotel Schloss Elmau, which is welcoming its sister property, Schloss Elmau Retreat in March and will host the G7 summit in June.

While in the area, don’t miss a visit to the fairytale castle Schloss Neuschwanstein. Or, head to the nearby Berchtesgadener Land which is part of a UNESCO biosphere reserve and offers such unusual treatments as a hay or whey baths and warm mud treatments.

North Sea

Located in Northern Germany’s Wadden National Park, St. Peter-Ording has been a leading spa resort for over 150 years. Take a long walk on the beach to soak up the pure, salty air, or explore the extensive pine wood forests that were laid out over a century ago. Then, spend a relaxing and romantic evening at Restaurant and Bar “54,” which is located in the North Sea, connected to the mainland by a walkway.
To round it off with the right overnight stay, stay at the upscale Aalernhuis Hotel & Spa, which uses products with natural, local ingredients such as amber and algae for its stress relieving treatments.*

Baltic Sea

The islands and the mainland around the Baltic Sea offer the perfect combination of seaside resorts, a healthy climate, and plenty of wellness facilities. Beautiful small cities with romantic spa hotels such asSchlossgut Schloss Schwansee (a beautiful countryside manor with a spa located in the former horse stables), or the Neptun Spa and Hotel in Rostock, featuring an expansive, 25,000 square foot spa including a pool with fresh Baltic sea water, are more reasons to visit the region.