7. 7132 Hotel Vals
For even more pampering in luxury, make your way to Vals, deep in the Vals valley in the canton Graubuenden. The village is small, but its fame for healing waters comes from springs, called Valser springs, which come straight out of the earth and land in the fabulous 7132 Hotel and Spa. In case you wondered, the hotel’s name comes from the postcode of Vals. The marvelous contemporary architecture, created by Peter Zumthor, will catch your eye first. Next is the spa, which follows a holistic spa concept. Indoor pools, outdoor pools, whirlpools, massages, you name it. The special 7132 Therme offers numerous treatments. If you want more privacy, there is even a wing with private spa suites. From every room and angle, you’ll have a fantastic view of the mountains and the quaint village.
In addition, Michelin star chef Mitja Birlo prepares elegant and healthy meals from as many local ingredients as possible, paired with the finest wines. The luxury doesn’t end here.
The nearest airports to Vals are Zurich or Milan at a distance of between 4 and 5 hours by car, train, or bus. The pampered guests of 7132 though can make use of the hotel’s helicopter or limousines! They will even arrange flights over the Alps, or you can go and explore Vals and admire the old houses in the square, roofed with stone tiles made from Vals quartzite, the same unique material used for the hotel and spa.
8. Park Hotel Vitznau
Located at the most idyllic part of Lake Lucerne, the Park Hotel Vitznau is one of the largest and most modern spa resorts in central Switzerland. The 100-year-old building has been renovated to the highest, most modern standard to offer guests the very best in beautiful surroundings. You’ll find several saunas, a steam bath, an ice grotto, and a heated infinity outdoor pool with eye-catching views of Lake Lucerne.
The nearest airport is in Zurich. From there, you’ll reach Vitznau in approximately one hour via bus or train. Vitzau is a popular holiday resort at the foot of the Rigi mountain. Why not explore the village or take a trip up to the mountain on the Rigi train.
Fun Fact: In times past, visitors had to be carried up in sedan chairs.
Nudity in the spas’ saunas, which is quite common in neighboring Germany, is not permitted in any of the resorts in Switzerland. When planning your trip, bear in mind that Switzerland is expensive and so are the spas. The currency is the Swiss Franc.
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