The miniature market town of Bad Schallerbach enjoys a rural location amidst restorative thermal waters and verdant woodland. Sulphuric spas and health orientated hotels allure the majority of tourists, who flock to enjoy natural tranquillity and the lavish luxury of the complexes. With only 3,500 inhabitants, the villages offers little in terms of cultural richness however the local surroundings provides a wealth of activities to replenish mind, body and soul.
One of Bad Schallerbach’s most alluring attractions is the enormous Botanical Park, a glittering wonderland of picturesque plants, blooming flowers and fabulous fountains. Within, natural ponds glisten, the Viennese Rose Garden brightens and the medicinal Chemists’ Garden emits the enticing aromas of medicinal herbs. Enjoy a restorative respite in the sophisticated spas of the Eurotherme Hotel, a sprawling complex which houses the most imaginative spa experience in existence; recline in the tropical climates of Tropicana, the hotel’s Caribbean themed spa before indulging in some water based fun in the Aquapulco themed water park.
The fermented Austrian delicacy of must is as treasured a speciality as vodka is to the Russians, hence why near to the town of Bad Schallerbach resides a museum dedicate to explaining the complex methods of production. Located in the historic vicarage, the Must Museum offers insight into the traditional methods used by Austrian farmers to create this sweet and satisfying nectar.
Hailed as the ultimate choice for fans of gourmet gastronomy, the intimate atmosphere of the Parkhotel Stroissmuller Restaurant heightens the sublime sensory experience of the food. Serving regional delicacies in the charming and picturesque garden, the restaurant specialises in silver service and fabulous flavour created from locally sourced ingredients.