Kneipp water-treading Schwandlift | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Oliver Farys

08 Jul. 2019 · Summer Activities
Katharina Kleiter

The power of Walser water

The Naturkneipp areas in summer are coveted resting areas on the trails. Cool feet and head on hot days and get the circulation going!

Now it is here, the summer. And that kind of. For days he spoiled us with sun full, blue sky - and thus dream conditions for any outdoor pleasure. From the sunrise walk to the Gehrenspitze, the Biker round through the Bärgunttal to the cozy evening round on the Upper Mountain Trail - we can not get enough of the fragrant meadows and flower seas along the way, the razor sharp mountain panorama and the endless summer days.

Kneipp water-treading Schwandlift | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen |Photographer: Oliver Farys


Only sometimes, when the temperatures seem to rise again to the immeasurable, let us not immediately think of the next mountain tour, but first of all the next soothing cooling. An integral part of our daily routine is therefore - in addition to ice creams and cool drinks - a visit to one of the four Naturkneipp areas in the Kleinwalsertal.

After all, what better way to dive into the ice-cold Kneipp basin after a hike or cool your arms after a strenuous bike ride in the crystal-clear mountain water - the pleasant wetness not only lets us relax and recharge our batteries. Kneipping is health-promoting all along the line and our absolute tip for the Kleinwalsertal summer.

Forget the last steep ascent and the sweat of the last hours, already the first steps in the pleasantly cool Kneipp basin let us breathe deeply and come to rest. So that the soothing and invigorating effect of the fresh mountain spring water can fully use, we have for your next Kneipp gear a few recommendations.

Kneipp water-treading Schwandlift | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen |Photographer: Oliver Farys
  • Take a seat and come to rest when you are still slightly out of breath from the ascent.
  • Roll up your pants or sleeves and walk slowly through the pelvis - lift one leg out of the water with each step (stork step!). When Armbad arms dip to about the middle of the upper arm.
  • Adjust the duration to your coldness - stop when it hurts. Then just wipe off the water - the heat of evaporation will prolong the stimulus.
  • After the bath, re-energize by running, walking, or flipping the arms.

Important: Water treading and Armbad should not be made a short distance behind each other, since this leads to a sensory overload of the body. It is not recommended for cold feet or hands, bladder and kidney disease, organic heart disease or severe arterial circulatory disorders.

Kneipp water-treading Schwandlift | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Oliver Farys

If that were not enough enjoyment and relaxation, the views of the Naturkneipp areas and the cozy wooden loungers next to the Kneipp area make the whole thing perfect. Depending on which mountain view you want to enjoy, you can choose between the following four areas:

  • Naturkneippbereich Schwandlift
  • Naturkneippbereich Rohrweg
  • Naturkneippbereich Kesselschwand
  • Naturkneippbereich Kurpark

And while we are still stuck with our feet in the Kneipp basin, we ask ourselves: Can this summer actually get better? Hardly ... 😊

Walser Omgang Breitachweg  | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Stephan Wild

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