WALDNESS® Timeout package deals
Sustainably relaxed: the timeout in the forest
The 4-day WALDNESS package includes the extensive WALDNESS program, which is guided by WALDNESS.Coaches. Forest bathing and Kneipp in wonderful forests and crystal-clear mountain water, get to know the European movement meditation Wyda and discover the forest with the forester, including free admission to the fascinating Cumberland game park for the entire duration of your stay as well as bed and breakfast in the WALDNESS partner accomodation of your choice.
WALDNESS® - Forest works!
WALDNESS® is relaxation and recreation for body, mind and soul, enjoyment and exercise amidst wonderful trees, crystal clear mountain water, sunny alpine pastures and fragrant flower meadows in the 1st WALDNESS destination in Europe, in the Almtal in the Traunsee-Almtal region in the Salzkammergut.
Forest bathing (森林 浴 Shinrin-yoku), mostly translated as breathing in the healthy forest atmosphere during a forest walk, has been part of a good lifestyle in Japan for more than 20 years.
Staying in the forest, like aromatherapy, has a positive effect on our health on many levels: the immune system is strengthened, stress hormones are reduced and the quality of sleep improves.
WALDNESS® implements current Austrian and international studies on the healing power of the forest with experts and shows you many ways how you can best use the forest atmosphere for yourself and your health.
The WALDNESS® philosophy is to make the forest an enjoyable and considerate experience.
Sustainable holidays: 130,000 trees are planted in the Almtal every year - almost 80 percent of the municipal area of Grünau is covered with forest.
We look forward to your arrival with the Almtalbahn. We are happy to organize a shuttle service on site or offer our Traunstein taxi.
Wald-Wyda in wild and romantic forest places.
Wyda, the yoga of the Celts brings energy, flexibility and inner centeredness. The simple exercises calm the mind, train perception and concentration, release blockages, harmonize the flow of energy and intensify forest bathing.
Experience forest bathing and the forest school Almtal
You will get an insight into the fine art of forest management and the many positive effects that forests have on us humans. An intense and sensual nature time!
Forest pine bath in a beautiful mountain landscape
Guided hike through the forest and over alpine meadows to wild and romantic places on the Kasbergalm, Irreralm and on the Almsee. There you rest - equipped with a LayBag - surrounded
of medicinal mountain pines.
Waldkneippen on the Alm river
In the midst of a wonderful forest and water landscape, you will get to know and appreciate the 5 pillars of Kneipp.
Waldarium - idyllic resting places to enjoy nature are always available at selected ones
Forest swimming routes available.
For more information about WALDNESS® in the Traunsee-Almtal area, please visit our website www.waldness.at
- 3 nights
- 3 nights including breakfast
- Forest bathing and forest school Almtal with forester Fritz Wolf
- Forest walk and forest wyda *
- Mountain pine bath, yodelling and summit meeting *
- Waldkneippen *
- Enjoyment licenses for partner companies of Schmecktakulares Almtal
- Waldness Leih-Wetterfleck (for the duration of your stay)
- Leadership in the green earth world
- Entry to the Cumberland Wildlife Park (for the duration of your stay)
* Services in cooperation with Naturschauspiel!
You are welcome to add the WALDNESS.program from the additional WALDNESS offers (can be booked individually):
Visit to the Konrad Lorenz Research Center in Grünau im Almtal (only after appointment)
Grünau wooden walk
Birdwatching - on the snipe line
Hirschlosen - deer, tubes, ears
Smoking with tree resins and local herbs
Tavern yodelling workshop
Offers from Naturschauspiel.at (all additional offers from 7 people on request)
Nature guide to accompany you for individual forest bathing
This is how your WALDNESS® timeout 2022 Package in Traunsee-Almtal region could be like:
Sunday or Thursday
Individual arrival and check-in at the company of your choice
We recommend the arrival by train via Intercity stop Wels and the Almtal-Bahn railway to Grünau im Almtal. The Traunstein Taxi provides on-site mobility
2:30 pm Welcoming the guests in the inn "Die Almwirtinnen", just beside the "Alm" river
(Im Dorf 40, 4645 Grünau im Almtal as address for your navigation system, please use the parking space just beside the railway station, app. 100 meters walk to the inn)
3:00 p.m. - approx. 6:00 p.m. - Forest walk and forest.Wyda along the alm river with WALDNESS®.Coach
Monday or Friday
in the morning individual design, * possibility for appointments for a WALDNESS special program or z.b. Forest bathing at lucky places and selected forest routes in the
Almtal. On request, a nature guide can be booked to accompany.
2:00 p.m. to app. 5:00 p.m.:
An afternoon in the forest school Almtal with WALDNESS.Meister Fritz Wolf *
(Meeting point at the parking lot of the company Wolf, Fischerbühel, 4644 Scharnstein as address for the navigation system)
With kind support of Naturschauspiel.at
Tuesday or Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
Hike to the Latschenbad, yodelling and summit meetings on the Kasbergalm circuit with WALDNESS coach Sabina Haslinger to Spitzplaneck or Irrer Alm or lake Almsee.
With kind support of Naturschauspiel.at
For this mountain hike, in which about 350 meters in altitude are to be mastered (about 2 hours walking uphill), is definitely solid shoes, warm outdoor clothing, a backpack with drink and a small snack necessary.
Meeting point at the Hochberghaus (reachable via the toll road Farrenau, free for WALDNESS participants, at the end of the road is the Hochberghaus, driving time from the barrier to the Hochberghaus about 15 minutes) or at the stop on Almfuss.
afterwards one can e.g. a Waldness menu * in Hochberghaus od. Refreshment on the Almfluss, enjoy partner businesses of Schmecktakuläres Almtal
A visit to the Cumberland game park is always possible!
Wednesday or Sunday
10:00 am to approx. 1:00 pm: Waldkneippen in Schindlbach with WALDNESS coach Maria Hageneder - certified herbalist, certified nature and landscape consultant and water instructor. You will get to know, apply and enjoy the 5 pillars of Kneipp - in the middle of a wonderful forest and water landscape. With the kind support of Naturschauspiel.at
Individual departure or extra night
Forest bathing at selected places of luck and forest routes in the Almtal.
You are welcome to create a personal individual program from the additional WALDNESS offers.
* WALDNESS.Menu not included in the price.
Program changes possible at any time!
Wednesday & Sunday
The date October 8th to October 11th, 2020 is already fully booked!
Price per person based on double room
- Private pension including breakfast from € 251.-
- 3-star hotel incl. Breakfast from € 268.-
- 4-star hotel incl. Breakfast from € 412.-
All prices include € 2 tourism tax per night and person
Single room surcharge and half board surcharge on request!
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
For bookings made directly with your landlord, the GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY 2006 (AGBH 2006) apply, see link below: http://www.hotelverband.at/down/AGBH_061115.pdf
The following conditions apply to bookings made through the Traunsee-Almtal Tourism Association:
Organizer reference: Tourismusverband Traunsee-Almtal, registration number GISA number: 15927910 in the trade register.
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