I remember the very first time I visited Leukerbad. It was over 20 years ago and a work weekend. My then boss and his family took us there for the day. The beautiful outside pool, gigantic windows and panoramic cliff views left an impression for life.
Leukerbad is the largest thermal spa resort in the Swiss Alps. An amazing 3.9 million litres of bubbling natural thermal waters fill the pools daily. This is the biggest volume of thermal water all over Europe!
There are a few pools to choose from but my absolute favourite and certainly architecturally most impressive is the Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad. The spa is priced from only CHF 25 per person for 3 hours. You can also get great hotel packages including the spa.
Last week I was fortunate enough to spend 2 whole nights there at the Hotel de France which is a part of the Thermal Hotels and Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad.
During our whole stay we were made to feel as though we were part of the family. We left having made new friends who we will certainly visit again.
Keep reading for a pictorial view of “Leukerbad – Switzerland’s Largest Mountain Spa Secret”.
Leukerbad – Switzerland’s Largest Mountain Spa Secret
The extremely high ceilings and large windows with panoramic views will never cease to amaze me. I loved spending time here, dipping into the pool every now and again, discovering the different bubble areas.
Outside pool area:
This area is particularly spectacular in Winter when the waters are warm enough to be outside with piles of snow and panoramic mountain cliff views all around.
The sauna village:
A level under the pools you’ll find the cutest 300 square meter sauna village.
Set up in the old Valais style you’ll find:
- a traditional Spycher ( a converted barn with herbal sanarium 70°C)
- a Swiss Chalet (Finnish sauna 90°C)
- a rustic Valaisian farmhouse (steam bath 48°C)
- a stone mill (stone sauna 40°C) with mill wheel and glacial pond
- a village well with thermal water and a typical village cafe offering refreshing drinks
Additionally there are two quiet areas for relaxing. We loved this one with the mountain views from the windows.
You can also book treatments at the massage parlour.
Currently being renovated but should be open again from November 2020.
Here you pass through a series of eleven stations, including saunas, steam baths and thermal pools heated to different temperatures. All this is topped off by being wrapped up in warm fluffy towels and relaxing. A great way to forget the stresses of everyday life.
The Hotel de France
Hotel de France is a traditional 4 star mountain hotel, situated right in the middle of Leukerbad with internal underground access directly to the Walliser Alpentherme spa.
The rooms are cute with great views and comfy beds. You can book great package deals including complementary access to the Walliser Alpentherme spa for around CHF 200 a night.
The hotel restaurant has a lovely cosy Mountain feeling to it. The menu is small but each dish we tried was delicious, beautifully presented and certainly enough to feed the hungriest of people – smile!
Pictured above right my dear friend Bella_Zofia
You can either have breakfast in a neighbouring hotel which also has a lovely view – or order to your room.
Other activities in and around Leukerbad:
Great hikes – see here for suggested trails.
Visit the Daubensee – see here
The longest fixed rope climbing route in Switzerland – see here
The longest ski run at 9.7 km from Torrent-Leukerbad – see here
For bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorfplatz 1, 3954 Leukerbad, Switzerland
+41 (0) 27 4721 000
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This post was written in collaboration with Thermal Hotels and Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad but all opinions are my own.