For a long weekend I was allowed to recharge my batteries in Schladming - it felt so good. My 48 hours of me-time.
After a three-hour drive from Vienna, Schladming welcomed me with bright sunshine. My domicile for the next two nights was only a few minutes' walk from the valley station of the Planai cable car: the Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming. I would have loved to take advantage of the beautiful weather on the mountain on the day of arrival, as the hotel package includes the Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card, with which you can take advantage of up to 100 different offers - for example a free Planai ascent and descent. But unfortunately I had a cold - my body likes to choose my days off for this - and I was looking forward to relaxing in the 1,500 square meter Acquapura SPA.
But before I went into my bathrobe and slippers, I was allowed to move into my beautiful deluxe room with a view of the mountains and the hotel's garden. Here modern meets rustic, exactly my style. There was nothing left to be desired - coffee machine, pillow menu, WiFi, etc. But then I was drawn to the wellness area, which also left nothing to be desired - bathing and sauna area, fitness room, relaxation areas, etc. After a short power nap, I indulged me another round of "Seelenbaumler" (= face and head massage). A great 5-course menu of choice was waiting for me in the restaurant in the evening - for everyone who eats gluten-free, vegan, …, just let us know when booking, we will of course take this into account.
The next day was all about relaxation. After a hearty breakfast - to repeat myself: There was nothing left to be desired - I was drawn back to the Acquapura SPA. The rainy weather was made for a wellness day - doze off, read magazines, drink tea. On this day I also had a massage, this time the neck and shoulder area - my massage tip: "pause for thought". Hard to believe, but doing nothing the day passed even faster. Relaxed and satisfied, I enjoyed a delicious gourmet menu again before ending the last evening at the hotel bar - my tip: Styrian caipirinha.
After having breakfast like an empress the next day, I went back to Vienna - but with charged batteries and three kilograms more;-)