Leukerbad Therme in Switzerland, the largest spa in the Alps

December 23, 2014

In Leukerbad, a small town in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, there is the largest spa in the AlpsLeukerbad Therme is open 365 days a year and it’s daily supplied with 3.9 million liters of rejuvenating and rich in minerals water.

The spa of Leukerbad has been known since Roman times, but it was only in 1851, when a common road replaced the rugged trail that connected the town with the rest of Switzerland, that it became a tourist destination spa. The thermal water of Leukerbad comes from the region of Torrenthorn: here, at a height of 2,500 meters, rainwater infiltrates the ground and then goes down to 500 meters below the sea level. Through a process that takes about forty years, the water is saturated in calcium and sulphate and then re-emerges on the surface thanks to the heat pressure. The thermal water of Leukerbad contains mainly calcium, sulfate, sodium and iron, the presence of which gives it its characteristic reddish color.

In Leukerbard Therme there are available 10 thermal pools (including an Olympic sized one), with water temperatures ranging from 28°C to 43°C, and a wide range of wellness services, including sauna and turkish bath, massages, naturopathy, applications and spa packages, beauty treatments, fitness and solarium. The thermal baths are open every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, the sauna and Turkish baths from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and the rooms of fitness and wellness from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Prices greatly vary depending on the type of treatment but, in any case, family packages and discounts for children and groups are available. The Leukerbard Therme spa is located in Rathausstrasse 32. For more information, please call the telephone number +41 27.472.20.20 or email info@leukerbad-therme.ch.

Beyond the baths, Leukerbad is a fascinating place thanks to its unique landscape, trapped between the rock wall of Gemmi Pass and the wooded area of Torrent, which allows you to practice your favorite winter sports in the coldest season (especially downhill skiing and cross-country skiing), or take long walks and go hiking on breathtaking trails during summer.

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