Summer refreshment – Thermalbad Vöslau (August 2013)

So, we’ve returned from our summer vacation, and not only that, we’ve been to some great places in Austria lately, one of them being the Thermalbad Vöslau in the beautiful and picturesque town of Bad Vöslau. It is near Baden, only a short drive from Vienna.

The Vöslau spa was founded in 1822 and it is one of the most beautiful and elegant Austrian spas, with thermal water that is believed to be very healthy. A day in the spa is pure pleasure for the whole family…

This is the view of the first pool, the so-called “blue pool” (das blaue Becken); the water temperature is very pleasant and the water is crystal clear. We’ve tried swimming with the goggles and we’ve managed to get a perfectly clear underwater picture of people swimming on the other side of the pool! Can you imagine that?! My girls loved it!

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There is a statue with the thermal spring beneath it. So, you can stand under it and enjoy being massaged by healing water. Mind you, it is very cold. (On the other side, there is a spring of thermal water where you can fill your bottle.)

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Further into the spa, there is the green pool (das grüne Becken). Its water is very cold and we haven’t managed to get into it. However, there were many people swimming in it, so I guess we must have been spoiled by the warm sea water, because we’ve returned from our seaside vacation merely ten days earlier and were used to very, VERY high water temperature.

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A nice surprise from our last visit; besides the restaurant and cafe, there is a small library where one can take a book, read it and return it upon leaving the spa. What a great idea! There are some children’s books as well, even some in English, and my girls really enjoyed the place (which enabled me and my husband to have a cup of coffee in peace).

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Besides the green pool, there is a meadow where a lot of people enjoy themselves in the shadows of beautiful old trees.

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The spa complex is very large and there are lots of things to do; for example, you can have your coffee or snack in the woods, play tennis, table tennis, beach volleyball or mini golf… There are children’s playground and pool (das Kinderbecken) as well.

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One of the most beautiful things there was the forest pool (das Waldbecken); we haven’t tried swimming in it, but just looking at it was pure joy.

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After the whole day of swimming and having a great time, my husband and me needed half an hour to relax. Fortunately, besides the library, there is also a tv-room where numerous children were watching cartoons. Our girls went in there and stayed for a while, and the two of us sipped some red wine, overlooking a sunset at the green pool.

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As we were one of the last people there, we needed to get going. Being surrounded by the beautiful nature, warm air and enjoyable breeze, we found it hard to leave. So, we took a couple of more photos to take some of the calm, evening atmosphere with us to Vienna.

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So, that’s all folks! It was a great trip and we are looking forward to repeating it! Please stay tuned and if you like my blog, please like my FB page or share my posts with your friends!

And for more information on the Vöslau spa, please visit http://www.thermalbad-voeslau.at/home/home.php

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