Unique Project: new hot spring-fed swimming lakes
Alpentherme Gastein invests ca. 4.6 million
As of July 2017, 2 spring-fed swimming lakes spanning an area of 1700 m² will draw guests to Alpentherme Gastein. This project, unique in all of Austria, as well as other investments in the family area will make summertime visits to this spa resort more attractive than ever.
After a two-year development phase, this outstanding project was finally given the green light in mid-August: Construction of two hot spring-filled swimming lakes will get underway in September 2016. They are expected to be completed and open for the enjoyment of bathers by the start of summer season 2017. At a cost of 3.8 million, the majority of the total investment sum will be flowing into the lakes.
Thermal area expands
With the addition of these new bathing amenities in mind, the zone which is fed by thermal waters will now be expanded to include part of the Kurpark in Bad Hofgastein. The larger lake (1300 m²) will be built in the area of “Relax World”. A second and smaller lake (370 m²) will be integrated into the sauna area. The lakes will both be filled initially, and topped up daily, with pure Gastein thermal water. Cleaning is done organically, without addition of any chemical substances such as chlorine; making it possible even for people with allergies to have a pleasant bathing experience.
Natural bathing enjoyment in pure spring water
Spacious flatwater areas and swimming zones, as much as 4 meters deep and 50 meters in length, allow people of all ages and interests to get healthful physical exercise in the water. Adjacent quiet zones provide plenty of space to rest and unwind. Surrounded by the Bad Hofgastein Kurpark and views of the mountain world, addition of the lakes creates an extensive recreation area in a natural setting. “The spring-fed swimming lakes will contribute significantly to greater health- and recreation opportunities for locals and guests” reports Klaus Lemmerer, C.E.O. of Alpentherme Gastein.
Further Investments in the Family Area
Yet another improvement involves construction of a 4-lane wave slide – 6 meters high, 4 meters wide and 28 meters in total length – in the outdoor area of Family World. It promises even more summertime fun in the water for visitors to the spa resort. Also, all of the existing slides will be refurbished beginning in autumn 2016, while a number of new highlights will be added here as well. The small-child area inside the spa resort will likewise undergo extensive improvements.
C.E.O. Klaus Lemmerer is delighted about this giant stride towards the future: “The investments in the spring-fed lakes and in making Family World more attractive are of major importance for the Alpentherme as well as the region, since both projects will have positive benefits that will be felt for many summer seasons to come.”
Please direct follow-up inquiries to:
Sen.W. Wilfling Platz 1
5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel. 06432/82 93-106