May 16, 2017

After visiting the south of the Italy, Südtirol Tourismus invited me to visit the most beautiful autonomous province in northern Italy, South Tyrol. The province is bordered by Austria to the east and north, specifically by the Austrian federal-states Tyrol and Salzburg, and by the Swiss canton of Graubünden to the west. The landscape itself is mostly cultivated with different types of valleys and forests and is highly mountainous. Entirely located in the Alps, the province’s landscape is dominated by mountains.

Our journey started from Vienna to Merano with ÖBB, but we had to stop in Innsbruck, Bolzano and than finally we arrived in Merano after approx. 8 hrs. It was a long journey, but it payed off when we arrived to one of the most beautiful SPA resorts in Schenna, in Hotel Hohenwart. We were warmly welcomed by the Hohenwart’s staff and I felt the positive vibes right away. After we checked in, I had an unforgettable Rose petal – stamp massage treatment at the hotels VistaSpa. The massage ensures to reduce stress hormones and to support the distribution of endorphins, which are natural hormones in our body. I felt very relaxed after and I went out for a swim and jacuzzi to spend my afternoon. At the Hohenwart, I could try a variety of bathing options, provided by a water surface of approx. 400 square meters.

The VistaSpa roof terrace has been designed to bring the most relaxing variety of bathing environments such as the Saline-water glass pool, which has a comfortable body temperature and has a size of 50 square meters. It was not only a great experience, but also I couldn’t get enough of the spectacular 360° view of the Schenna Castle, the green Adige Valley and the majestic mountain peaks. The high salt content in the water, made my skin soft and made me disconnect from daily stress as well as feel free to dream in an idyllic panoramic view. On the second floor of the VistaSpa, it’s the heaven of wellness, with fully equipped saunas, steam baths as well as sensory showers and relaxation rooms. I loved the rose steam bath, the saline water and the infrared heated cabin.
Depending upon your energy level, mood and physical condition, there are all sorts of outdoor activities which are good for the body, mind and soul while enjoying the clean mountain air in a variety of organized activities: hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, golfing and tennis, nordic walking while following interesting itineraries, skiing, or even cross country skiing in winter. In addition to the outdoor and indoor pools, Hotel Hohenwart offers gym area with yoga, pilates and stretching exercises for everyone.

Besides that I loved spending my time at saline-water glass pool, saunas and rose steam bath, I also wanted to have some outdoor activities and see more of the South Tyrol’s nature. So Südtirol Tourismus suggested me to see the sunrise from 1.300m high in the mountains. I felt the first rays of the morning sun and started my day watching the sunrise at 5:45 a.m. high from the mountains, following this with breathing exercises and Qigong.

On the next day, I went hiking accompanied by the certified climatic therapist, Mrs Angler. We did a climate therapy at the waterfall for deep breathing and better well-being. On the way to the Parachine waterfall, I experienced the amazing weather and climate conditions, such as: the cool air, wind and sun. There is also the delusion of the fine waterfall spray, which has a special effect. The excellent degree of purity of the air at the Partschins waterfall made me feel wonderful and disconnect from everything. The microclimate at the Partschins waterfall has many positive effects on the well-being of the airways and the metabolism. The surrounding nature and the soothing sound of the waterfall ensure the wellbeing of the soul and thus make a significant contribution to the strengthening of health. After I spent the rest of my time at the hotel’s spa and enjoyed swimming outside, as the weather was just perfect. I am so looking forward to visit South Tyrol again. Enjoy the photos below! 

At the saline-water glass pool with the great view of the Schenna Castle, the green Adige Valley and the majestic mountain peaks.

 Hotel Hohenwar is truly a heaven of wellness, with fully equipped saunas, steam baths as well as sensory showers and relaxation rooms.

Loved to relax and sunbathe at the outdoor pool, which is heated all year round.

Newly renovated suites and double rooms, with huge balconies and mesmerizing views.

Delicious delights were another highlights of the Hohenwart. Huge variety of fresh food, healthy and creative dishes were made by the talented kitchen team, consisting of Alpine and Mediterranean dishes prepared with the freshest seasonal products from the region. Enjoyed every day the rich breakfast buffet on the terrace, with a spectacular view of the garden, accompanied by the smell of roses and singing birds.

The view from the hotel room.

Early morning after watching the sunrise in Naturns-Unterstell.

Here we watched the sunrise from 1.300m high in the mountains at 5:45 a.m., following this with breathing exercises and Qigong.

Soaking up the first rays of the morning sun in Naturns-Unterstell.

Beautiful Hohenwart’s front garden.

Gorgeous Partschins Waterfall.


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