Top 5 Wellness Destinations for Valentine’s day
If you want to spend Valentine’s Day particularly relaxed together, treat yourself to a long weekend with lots of wellness. A stay by the sea or in the mountains increases the relaxation effect. Depending on whether you prefer to go for walks on the beach or hikes in the mountains, we have different offers for you. Here are the top 5 wellness destinations for you and your special someone.
Mecklenburg-West Pomeranian Baltic Sea coast
If your short vacation on Valentine’s Day takes you to the Mecklenburg Baltic Sea coast, you can enjoy empty beaches. Walking hand in hand through the dunes, you alternately look at the sea and the landscape. Wrapped up thickly, you can feel the cold wind on your cheeks. Maybe you’re lucky and find some amber? The closer you are to the surf zone, the more salty air you can breathe. A walk by the sea isn’t just romantic, it’s also healthy: asthma symptoms or an acute sinus infection can decrease. If you want to warm up in between, stop by a tea room and maybe treat yourself to a delicious piece of cake. Back at the hotel, the wellness offer awaits, including Thalasso. Look forward to the health-promoting effects of warm sea and whirlpool baths and standing under a jet shower. In addition to the benefits, your hotel or local spa has in store for you, discover your vacation destination.
Popular places for a holiday on the Mecklenburg Baltic Sea are, for example, Kühlungsborn and Boltenhagen. Go to the piers (240 m or 290 m long) and in Kühlungsborn also to the art gallery. Walk along with the Alter Strom in Warnemünde until you arrive at the western mole on the viewing platform and then stop off in the restaurant to warm up in the teapot. Like all the places already mentioned, Zingst is one of the seaside resorts on the Baltic Sea. Explore the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park here. In Stralsund, you can find out more about the seas to the north in the Ozeaneum.
If you prefer to spend the day of love at the Wadden Sea, you are in the right place in North Friesland. As on the Baltic Sea, you can also relax here in February. Let your eyes wander over the vastness and take a deep breath. Keep an eye out for beautiful shells that you can take home later for decoration purposes. Your walk along the water also has a pleasant side effect here: the salt concentration in the air is even higher on the North Sea and its islands, and the stimulating climate alleviates symptoms of chronic bronchitis and allergy sufferers benefit from the low level of pollutants in the air. In the hotel, you can warm up again in the sauna. But you can also use the other wellness offers such as mud and algae packs, which are part of thalassotherapy and are effective for skin diseases such as acne and psoriasis, among other things. Ask for special Valentine’s Day packages while enjoying body and facial treatments.
Find out if the North Frisians are as taciturn as they are said to be and get to know your holiday destination. On Sylt z. B. guided mudflat hikes in winter offer. A bar of chocolate with chili from the Sylter Schokoladenmanufaktur helps against the cold, or even better: a grog. If you want to test the wellness offer outside of your accommodation, there are six beach saunas to choose from. Cool off in the sea after a sauna session. In the west of Amrum, you can walk along the Kniepsand, a 15 km long dune. Decide which of the four island villages is the most beautiful. In St. Peter-Ording you have the opportunity to visit an art exhibition in the “Heimart” when you are not enjoying the wellness offers of your hotel or the Dünen-Therme St. Peter-Ording.
The Bavarian Alps
If you let your sweetheart take you to the Bavarian Alps for a long weekend on Valentine’s Day, snowy mountains await you. Go on hikes through enchanted winter landscapes, either on skis or on foot. Spice up your wellness stay in southern Germany with downhill skiing or become children again and toboggan down the slopes. Night skiing is possible on some slopes. Warm-up with Jagertee in between. In February, sub-zero temperatures are quite normal in the Bavarian Alps. And what is more romantic than a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the mountains? The wellness offers of your hotel ensure relaxation after your activities. Experience the beneficial effects of hay or herbal bath and enjoy the treatment with the herbal stamp during a massage. Depending on the hotel booked, the wellness area offers spectacular views of the Alps.
The climatic health resorts of the Bavarian Alps are characterized by a lack of allergens, little fog, hardly any humid days, and a large number of hours of sunshine. You will find such conditions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberstdorf or Berchtesgaden. Take the cable car up the Zugspitze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen or go to the AlpspiX viewing platform, where you can stand on two footbridges over the abyss and look out over the Höllental. In Oberstdorf, there is a nature trail at the Moorweiher pond, which deals with the local flora and fauna as well as geology. If that’s not enough education for you, use your vacation in the Bavarian Alps also to learn more about the history of winter sports in the Ski Museum in Oberstdorf. In Berchtesgaden, you can visit a salt mine and take part in an underground dinner.
Black Forest, Germany
You can also look forward to snow-capped mountains in the Black Forest on Valentine’s Day. The winter wonderland invites you to hike (optionally with snowshoes) and opens up the possibility of cross-country skiing and tobogganing. You’re never too old for the latter. Hold hands and skate on artificial and natural ice rinks. You can relax from your varied leisure activities by enjoying the wellness offers of the hotels and facilities that specialize in them. Acid-base cures with alkaline nutrition and treatments using elderberry and spruce needles are typical of the region. Incidentally, elderflowers and fruits as well as spruce needles are also used in food. Deacidification is not only possible through food. A special message is even offered for this purpose.
Treat yourself to a few hours in one of the 17 thermal baths that the Black Forest holiday region has to offer. For example, night owls can swim in the Paracelsus thermal baths in Bad Liebenzell by candlelight and go to the midnight sauna. On the edge of the western Black Forest are Freiburg and Baden-Baden if you are looking for a day trip. In Freiburg, discover the historic department store, the Swabian and Martinstors and the Freiburg Minster together. Don’t stumble into one of the Freiburg Bächle! In Baden-Baden, it is worth visiting the festival hall, the Kurhaus, and the drinking hall. With a bit of luck, you can play together with the money for the next couple’s holiday in the local casino. Bad-Dürrheim, Bad Herrenalb, and Schluchsee are just three of the many places in the Black Forest where you can book a hotel for Valentine’s Day and start great activities from there.
On the German side of Lake Constance, you can expect temperatures around freezing on Valentine’s Day. Stroll along the shore with hats or hoods pulled low over your face and look at the snow-capped mountains of Austria and Switzerland. Enjoy the unobstructed view of Lake Constance, in February there is comparatively little shipping traffic. Many ferries have ceased operations. If you still want to explore Lake Constance from the water, you can e.g. B. with the Swiss SBS Schifffahrt AG from Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn and back. You have a great view of the Lake Constance region from Pfänder, the local mountain of Bregenz in Austria. If you would like to combine a wellness holiday on Lake Constance with skiing, you have the opportunity to do so at Pfänder.
After the experiences in nature, look forward to the wellness offers of your Lake Constance hotel. Before or after the sauna – as you like – book a couple of treatments and let yourself be pampered for two at the same time. Depending on the location and structure of the spa area, you have the opportunity to look out over the water and the mountains. Just lovely! Round off your short vacation on the occasion of Valentine’s Day by going to the Zeppelin and Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen and adding the beautiful harbor entrances to the sightseeing program in Lindau and Konstanz. In Bregenz, you make a detour to the medieval upper town.