Relax, Rejuvenate and Rest - holiday in Rogner Bad Blumau, Austria
A unique combination of the thermal springs, a Dead sea grotto, the Geomantic path and the Celtic Tree Circle makes Rogner Bad Blumau a great destination in Austria
Colourful roofs, varied shapes and flowing lines – the building which houses Rogner Bad Blumau is fascinating. A hotel with soul, each and every individual who comes here has top priority. Situated about 170 kms from Vienna, Rogner Bad Blumau is the place for total rejuvenation.
Setting up of the spa
Almost 20 years ago, a thermal spring was discovered. No one recognised its value and a lot of money was spent to concrete it in. Some years later, the authorities began to have doubts, and a town clerk turned to Robert Rogner. The contractor looked into the matter, submitted a preliminary proposal for use of the spring, took it to the Styrian Provincial authorities, was given the go-ahead and, at considerable expense, opened it up again.
What was found was a high-quality 100°C eruptive hot spring, the quality of which exceeded all expectations. Yet again, Rogner decided to do something extraordinary. This is where renowned artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser came into the picture, and he agreed to design this thermal park.
In recognition of the ecological management and environmentally friendly mode of construction, Rogner Bad Blumau was awarded the Austrian Environmental Mark of Excellence for Tourism Enterprises just a few weeks after being opened. The arrival of Rogner Bad Blumau transformed the small and idyllic town of Bad Blumau from one of the poorest communities in Austria into a health resort of international renown and a magnet for water and art lovers alike. The process of creating the world’s largest liveable work of art involved many hurdles and milestones.
A miniature city plan
The rolling Styrian hills form a perfect backdrop to the unique Rogner Bad Blumau, one of the world’s most architecturally unusual hotels. Friedensreich Hundertwasse’s patchwork, rainbowcoloured buildings are complemented by a sleek design inside the hotel. Rogner Bad Blumau is arranged like a city with various districts. The ring-shaped inside spa is the centre, the diverse accommodation, swimming, bathing and restaurant areas branch from the centre out into the open landscape.