Alpine energy source - Leukerbad

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More than 250 health centers, a wealth of Wellness & SPA treatments, wonderful hiking trails and chilling via ferrata - this is the offer of Leukerbad, the largest thermal spa in the Alps.

The tourist resort of Leukerbad is located in the Swiss canton of Valais, in the Bernese Alps. It is a place with sporting traditions - in the past, the Alpine Ski World Cup competitions were held there. Today it is also one of the most popular winter resorts in the region and is liked by both skiers and snowboarders.

Leukerbad is situated in a picturesque Welsh valley sheltered from the wind. It is a good starting point for the peaks of Torrenthorn, Balmhorn or Wildstrubel.

A route for the brave

One of the advantages of the resort is the fact that Switzerland's longest via ferrata begins there. The route to the top of Dauberhorn leads not only through steep walls secured with steel ropes and ladders, but also through a natural cave approx. 100 meters long. The trail is considered extremely difficult (ED), but the views that can be observed during the hike are indescribable.

The Dauberhorn can also be reached from the Gemmi Pass. It houses the Lämmerenhütte chalet, offering hospitality to weary mountaineers. Lake Daubensee, which covers an area of km², is not far from the mountain pass. The Shepherd Festival takes place there every year.

The largest thermal SPA in the Alps

However, what attracts the most tourists to Leukerbad is not the excellent location, landscapes, wide offer of winter entertainment, or even via ferrata, which guarantees an adrenaline rush. The resort is the largest thermal bath in the Alps . The healing properties of the local hot springs were already known to the Romans. Every day, thermal pools fill with almost 4 million liters of water with a temperature of up to 51 ° C. There are 65 springs alone. You can relax in the hot water filling the outdoor pools, as well as in the indoor swimming pools.

The medicinal waters of Leukerbad tempt both skiers and "ordinary" holidaymakers who want to relax in Switzerland's largest thermal pool complex. The bathing area waits for visitors all year round, advertising itself as a place where nobody can be bored and where there is no such thing as bad weather.

Regardless of whether we have decided to stay in one of the smaller hotels, or maybe in a large Wellness & SPA center, many will be surprised by the wealth of therapeutic and relaxing treatments offered at the resort. The memory of muscle pain will quickly become a thing of the past, let alone any other ailments.

In addition to blissful rest and relaxation in the water, in Leukerbad you can spend time more actively, playing squash, enjoying the indoor tennis court, ice rink or curling hall. Let's not forget about the wide room for maneuver for lovers of long walks - over 10 km of marked trails await them.

Camping by the thermal springs

The 3-star Camping Sportarena is located in the immediate vicinity of the thermal springs. It is located at an altitude of 1411 m above sea level. restaurant and playground. Thanks to its great location, it is close to everything - just a few hundred meters away there are hiking trails, the center of the resort, SPA centers and shops are nearby.

The campsite is open from April / May to mid-November. An overnight stay for an adult costs CHF 10, children 8-16 years old CHF 7, and a motorhome space is CHF 14.

Leukerbad is widely known outside Switzerland, both for its recreational and spa qualities. It will certainly be of interest to people who would like to spend a holiday in the mountains, take advantage of natural medicine treatments or simply find out how to swim in a swimming pool in the snow.

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