The Elbe Sandstone Mountains’ fountain of youth
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains is an area in which to get – or to stay – healthy and beautiful. Some of the most traditional health resorts in Saxony can be found nestled between the majestic table mountains and bizarre rock stacks, alongside luxurious spa and beauty facilities.
The bizarre, primitive rocky landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains with its magnificent panoramas is not just a blessing for the eyes. As one of the most spectacular walking regions in Europe, it offers an almost inexhaustible range of possibilities for active and healthy natural experiences. First-rate health and spa facilities complement the healing powers of the water, the air and the earth.
Parkhotel Bad Schandau: Beauty in the country
The Parkhotel Bad Schandau is also to be found in Bad Schandau; this time in an idyllic location, set amidst large grounds. With its health and vitality lounge, the traditional four-star establishment offers an extensive wellness area and a particularly comprehensive beauty programme: from floatingly light Haslau Soft Pack body packs to exclusive facial treatments from the Far East.
Hotel Elbschlösschen, Rathen spa town: World-class wellness
The special climate conditions and its peaceful location led the spa town of Rathen, which has 400 residents and is situated below the world-famous Bastei rock, to be awarded the title "state-accredited climatic health resort". Thanks to its exclusive 600-square-metre health and beauty complex, the four-star Rathen hotel "Elbschlösschen" was crowned as the world's best Neckermann Hotel 2011 in the "Spa trip" category as well as the "HolidaycheckTophotel 2012".
Hotel Elbiente: Health through water
Just 200 metres from the Elbschlösschen, the Hotel Elbiente entices guests with its distinguished relaxation and beauty rituals. The ElbienteSpa, which is exclusively available to hotel guests, relies on the natural healing power of water: with a swimming pool, brine pool, steam bath and more. Services include cosmetic treatments with high-quality Babor products, massages, body treatments and combined health and beauty packages.
Berghotel Bastei: Relaxation with views
The sauna with possibly the best view in the entire Saxon Switzerland is found directly atop the Bastei rock. Thanks to a panoramic window in the Berghotel Bastei's Finnish sauna, you can see far into the primitive rocky landscape from this vantage point. The panoramic sauna is the centrepiece of the hotel's contemporary sauna landscape. The separate wellness oasis in the historic Swiss house is rather more traditional; however, the offerings, which feature Jean D'Arcel and Kurland branded products, are ultramodern and very exclusive.
Helvetia organic and national park hotel: Everything organic
The first certified organic and national park hotel in Saxony welcomes its guests in the Schmilka district of Bad Schandau. It is all about sustainability and health here. All rooms have been refurbished in line with organic building standards, free from metal and electric smog, and furnished with natural materials. The hotel also features its own herb and vegetable garden. The "Metabolic Balance" programme offered by the hotel is a particular highlight.