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

The Luxury Collection - - Contents - -By Aruna Rathod

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.

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