The health-kickhoneymoon: SchlossElmau, GermanyWork(out) hard, play hardat this Bavarian super-spaA ‘healthy honeymoon’ isn’t the most appealing prospect, until you see the ofering at Schloss Elmau… because this is Bavarian healthy:
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mountain air, gourmet food and one of Europe’s biggest spas. Just 100km south of Munich, the vibe at this fve-star hotel is easy-going German grandeur.
Te 130 rooms and suites are luxuriously spacious, with shuttered windows overlooking the peaks of the Wetterstein mountains beyond. And it’sthis location that means the activities are vast, from trekking, Nordic walking and water-sports (on nearby Lake Ferchensee), to ice-skating and horse riding – and that’s just the start. Inside this behemoth you can do yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi, and you have a choice of pools, including a roofop infnity pool (complete with Alpine views). Spread over four foors is a mega spa that caters to families and couples.
Head to the adults-only Badehaus Spa and book in for a Signature Facial Complete with Dr Imke Koenig, then cosy up in the relaxation room with its open fres – and those views.Luckily, all that calorie-burning means meals are 100% guilt-free! Choose from six restaurants – including La Salle, with its huge bufet, and Kaminstüberl, which specialises in fondue. For romance, reserve a table at Michelin-starred Luce d’Oro – the food is so exquisite that you’ll have to resist the urge to Instagram every dish. A couple that sweats together, stays together, and at Schloss Elmau that is true – whether you’re in a sauna or perusing the dessert menu. Tis is a health-conscious resort with a penchant for indulgence, and what’s not to love about that? A double room costs from £208 per night, including breakfast and dinner;
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