Back in 2016, we told you about the world of Therme Erding – a spa and waterpark combination that provides the perfect setting for a relaxing family holiday. Now, thanks to recent new additions and an expansion, it has been officially recognised as the largest spa complex in the world. Different areas include the Galaxy waterpark, VitalOasis, Thermal Spring and a giant wave pool. There are also two hotels onsite and no less than 20 different bars and restaurants where you can follow your spa treatment with a delicious meal.
So, let’s take a look at a few of the new additions over the past two years.
Although the name doesn’t sound very enticing, this area of the spa has some great healing and rejuvenation powers. The geothermal water reaches temperatures of around 40 degrees and is enriched with fluoride that helps to soothe aching joints. The pools are also great for skin conditions and low blood pressure.
The Galaxy Erding part of the complex is home to some fantastic slides that guests of all ages can enjoy. Many are categorised as family-friendly or ‘action level’, but a small number are deemed to be ‘x-treme’. High Fly is one such slide and is not for the faint-hearted. Riders zoom down a thin chute enclosed in Perspex, before being lifted into the air at the bottom, courtesy of a small lip, and landing on a wider, softer slide.
The translation of regenwald is ‘rainforest’ and you will begin to see why this name is so apt when you step inside. It is, in essence, a steam bath which also features a shower and the gentle rumblings of a distant thunderstorm. The décor adds to the feeling that you are in the middle of the rainforest and luxury care products are available for you to apply once the gentle warmth of the steam has opened your pores.
If you have children (or young-at-heart adults) Xbox Island is the perfect place for them to have some fun whilst you relax. The hut hosts five Xbox 360 consoles (each with two controllers) so that gamers can play some of the latest titles.
Located in the new Bali-Beach area of Therme Erding, the Kugulus is a domed sauna reaching a height of five metres. This large wooden structure allows you to relax in 70-degree heat whilst the scent of essential oils drifts past your nose. The beautiful lights dangling from the ceiling change colour and intensity to add to the atmosphere and there are Asia therapies available such as meditative singing bowl treatments.
Elsewhere in the Bali-Beach, you can relax in one of the Jacuzzis on the terrace. There are three whirlpools in total, each of which lies beneath the starry sky or beautiful sunrise, depending on the time of day you visit. These outdoor pools are set amongst bamboo and volcanic rock to add to the Far eastern vibes and, at 9pm every evening, the bubble count is increased as guests are offered a glass of fizz.
A selection of restaurants at Therme Erding means there is plenty of choice available – even for fussy eaters. One of the newest restaurants, Ruff’s Burger and BBQ, brings New York street food to Germany with a range of mouth-watering options. The menu includes the interestingly named ‘Giggly Burger’ where 100% Bavarian beef is topped with cheese, balsamic onions and sweet honey mustard. If, however, you are looking to end your day on a healthier note, consider the low-calorie offerings at Culinarium. Here, salads, light bites and fish dishes grace the menu.
This list merely scratches the surface of what’s on offer at Therme Erding – it really does have to be seen to be believed. If you would like to know more about the world’s largest spa or book your stay, call us on 0800 988 3369.