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It was almost exactly half a year ago when we pressed the pause button in the middle of the pre-Christmas rush and explored two wonderful wellness hotels in the Allgäu. At the beginning of July we set off again towards the Allgäu Alps. Instead of walking through fairytale winter landscapes, this time we wanted to hike across lush green meadows and give our bodies and minds a well-deserved break from everyday life.

And this time out came at exactly the right time – I was so looking forward to swapping the stuffy city apartment warmed by the sun for the fresh breeze of the Allgäu Alps. Finally sleeping through the night with the window open without being woken up by the rattling of the first tram in the early hours of the morning. “Summer freshness” par excellence.

Wellness days in Oberstaufen

The first stop on this summer tour through the Allgäu takes us to a well-known place. In 2012, we spent a lovely pre-Christmas relaxing weekend at the Rosenalp Health Resort & Spa in Oberstaufen. A lot has happened in the past seven years, and not just for us. The Rosenalp also welcomes us with a few new features. The entire wellness area has since been redesigned – the centerpiece: the two-story, light-flooded indoor pool. And the traditional family business is also keeping pace with the needs of the times when it comes to spa treatments. While senior manager Rita Schädler and her husband pioneered the Schroth cure in the 1960s, laying the foundation for the hotel’s success story, they have recently started offering alkaline fasting, which is increasingly in demand. With its comprehensive range of sports, wellness and culinary offerings, the Rosenalp appeals not only to spa guests, but also to people like me who simply want to treat themselves to a few days of relaxation.

We curb our curiosity about the newly designed wellness area for a moment and first take a closer look at our room. All room categories at the Rosenalp are named after types of roses. We are staying in a double room “La Royale”, which not only scores with its spacious and bright ambience, but also offers us a fantastic view over the complex to the striking peaks of the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park.

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#1 just let your mind wander

With a spacious indoor pool and outdoor pool with bubble loungers, a spacious sauna area, various relaxation rooms and an extensive garden with plenty of places to retreat, the Rosenalp offers the perfect setting for extended wellness days. Equipped with reading material, a bikini and sunglasses, I then make my way to the Rosenalp Spa, do a few laps in the indoor pool and enjoy simply doing nothing for the rest of the afternoon.

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