The Spa Gardens Schwangau, near Füssen in the Allgäu, Bavaria, is a place to relax and to admire the natural beauty that developed here since this park was opened some 65 years ago. Mixed forest and the meadow, home to many wild flowers, contribute to its charm and visitors enjoy strolling through this park. Beside the Royal Crystal-Thermae, at the parking lot, a tarred alley leads to one of the most beautiful viewing points of the Spa Gardens, Kurpark Schwangau.
Hildegard von Bingen gathered during her lifetime in the 12 century A.C. medical information and treatment methods and included Therapeutic Gemstones and Metals in her work, which is still valid and practiced today allover the world. The Royal Crystal-Thermae Schwangau integrates 15 tons of Therapeutic Gemstones and Crystals in their Thermea and Sauna scenery to set the mood for a relaxing and healing process during your stay. Really special is the visit of the Gemstone Grotto which invites you for a meditation. Huge Crystals, Amethyst-, Rose Quartz- and Agate Stones shimmer and sparkle to add to the mystic ambience and light of the Grotto.
The indoor Thermalbad, (hot springs) has integrated water nozzles and has a salt content of 5 % in the Königsbecken. The in- and outdoor Swimming Pools of the Ludwigsbecken are fitted with underwater massaging beds and have a salt content of 2.5 %. In the outdoor Brine Pool, which is one of its kind in Allgäu, you will feel like in the Dead Sea, floating gently while listening to underwater music. The water temperatures vary between 32 and 36 degrees Celsius and all this will stimulate your skin cells and therefore activate your blood circulation. Additionally your nerve system will be activated and you relax your muscles, joints and bones. 6 Theme Saunas await you and you can get active by joining the free of charge hydrotherapy sessions, better known as water aerobics. Many more healthy activities are on offer including baby swim courses. The Royal Chrystal-Thermea has a separate outdoor Swimming Pool with a sunbathing area and a Children’s Playground for those who just want to cool of from a hot summer’s day.
What would be a day out without good food. The Royal Chrystal-Thermea has 3 areas where you will be served with the best the Allgäu has to offer. Choose between healthy light meals, yummy specialties of the region or a 3 course set menu. During the summer months the culinary highlights will also be served on their own Panorama Terrace. In 2008 this facility was awarded the price for the best Thermae-Gastronomy in Bavaria, what better choice to round up your day.
Admission fees to the Royal Chrystal-Thermea start at € 8.5 for an adult, children between the age of 6 and 15 pay € 5.7 and children under the age of 6 pay € 2 entrance fee. The use of the Sauna area costs additional € 4 per person. The visit of the separate outdoor swimming pool area costs € 1.5 for adults, age group 6-15 years pay € 1 and for kids under the age of 6 no admission fee will be charged. Please note that prices and opening times can vary without prior notice. The spa is open all year round from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M., Fridays and Saturdays until 11 P.M., except on the 24th of December. Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 P.M. onwards skinny-dipping!
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