Lanserhof Tegernsee a unique state-of-the-art medi-spa detox retreat in the German Alps
floor-to-ceiling windows, generously sized beds and, unusually, Wifi. Of course, the spa does prescribe a digital detox to prevent the buildup of ‘electrosmog’ which, they say, can interfere with sleep, and, to aid you in this endeavour, they’ve installed a kill-switch in every room to power down all electronics. Days are spent adhering to the philosophy of Austrian physician Franz Xaver Mayr, the so-called ‘Father of Fasting’, whose method is built on three pillars: rest, detoxification, and training. Mayr believed that a clean digestive system leads to a clean bill of health, and his process has been proven to treat all sorts of ailments, from bad skin to arthritis. What makes Lanserhof Tegernsee so special however is that they go way beyond the detox, for example, there’s a nanocamera pill you can swallow to film every inch of your intestines; there are vitamin drips, colonoscopies, hypnosis sessions, alkaline baths, food-intolerance examinations, and every blood test going. And with plenty of time for yoga, ta’i chi and kinesis workouts, this is a holiday you’ll actually return rejuvenated from.