In March, I had my finals (which were 6 exams, 5 hrs each) – finally! So before starting the whole studying for oral exams drama, I had to take the chance and enjoy my last free time as a student. Actually my last student time since I will be done with university by the end of the summer (kinda scary kinda exciting).
So what better way to relax, than taking my bestie and going for a spa short trip. Well, to be honest she took me; she was driving 😉 but tomayto – tomahto …
It was pretty clear that we didn’t want to spend a lot of money or a lot of time getting to the destination, so we looked into what lower Bavaria had to offer. Quite something, as we found out.
In the Passau area there are a few health resorts built around thermal springs. All we had to do is choose one. Which we did: our destination was a small family B&B* in Bad Fussing.
The B&B was actually a cute two floor villa. It did not have any spa areas, which it didn’t need since one of the three (!) hot springs was only a 10 minutes walk away from the hotel. What it did have was a large terrace with a beautiful view.
We had a double bedroom and were welcomed with cookies 🙂 The shower room was across the hall, but we didn’t need it since we showered at the hot springs resorts.
Even though we had the best weather and the very missed sun was shining (and we kinda didn’t want to leave that beautiful terrace)…
…we did not want to miss out on breakfast. It is the most important meal after all :). Not only did we have a great variety to choose from: different jams, a variety of breads, cereal, juices and so on; each one of us got freshly ground coffee (of course you could have ordered tea instead, but we just are two coffeeholics even when on vacation).
Bad Füssing has not a lot action to offer, but if you are looking for one quiet time and a beautiful place, it most definitely is a go to.
The first day, we went to the Johannes thermal spa. After 5 pm there is a combo-ticket, allowing you to enter the pool area as well as the sauna area (at only 10€). They have 5-6 different saunas at different temperatures, 3 indoor pools and another 3 indoor/outdoor pools filled with thermal water. Each one of them has bubble bath areas in it, inviting to spend relaxing hours. Also there were different themed relaxation rooms (asian themed, moon themed and my favorite: the oriental room) just in case you didn’t want to completely shrivel. Three things you need to know though:
1) there were mainly retirees there. Which we actually liked, because it was really quiet. Plus at 5 pm there were hardly folks around.
2) The sauna area is textile free….and mixed gender. Just sayin´:P
3) The ticket allows you to stay till 9 pm. Which is great. But there is a chance you might not get anything warm to eat after that….
Second day, second thermal resort: after breakfast, we went to the Europatherme. An even bigger hot springs area (3000 square meters) than the first we visited. Not only it had more pools (19), but also a sulfur whirlpool. The latter is an metabolism booster and it allows the body to absorb more minerals.
Conclusion: Bad Füssing is a really cute little place and perfect for a spa short trip, especially in summer, when you can enjoy the whole outdoor area. Being a health resort, it also has a big casino (in Germany they are only allowed to have them in health resorts), if you want to get your heart rate up 😉 With its wide areas and green surroundings, Bad Füssing is a perfect place to flee from your daily routine and to get out of the city.
We booked our hotel trough booking.com. We paid 30€ each and breakfast was included. They offer you cheaper tickets for the hot spring resorts at the hotel.