Leukerbad Therme is a holiday resort flanked by the Gemmi and the torrent with the characteristic alpine flair that many people seek in their summer mountain holidays. If there is one thing that stands out about the town, it is the hot springs.
Leukerbad Therme, with its 10 pools and spectacular surroundings, is the largest thermal spa in the Alps. Give your legs a break, take off your hiking boots and recharge your batteries in the water paradise.
The village offers during summer: mountains, adventure sports and thermal water. And what better combination is there than taking a trip in the morning to relax and unwind in the thermal baths in the afternoon? And to prove Leukerbad’s connection with its thermal springs, suffice it to say that the official mascot of the village is called Thermi and is a beautiful drop of water.
It was in this context that the Leukerbad Therme was inaugurated in 1980, a fantastic complex dedicated to water in a magnificent natural setting. But let us see what you can do in these hot springs.
Map of the Leukerbad thermal spa
The building has four floors. On the ground floor you will find the reception, a restaurant and the changing rooms.
These are very long and differ from the area of mirrors and dryers. They also have individual changing rooms and lockers.
Floor -1 Leukerbad Therme Leukerbad
If we go down to the -1 floor, we will find the relaxing pools, which give outdoor and with a privileged view of the mountains of Leukerbad. Before we arrive, we pass by the fitness room, the massage room and the relaxation room. If you are travelling with children, you may not be able to enjoy these facilities, but you can go straight outside through a water channel and enter with clean feet.
Outside there is the main pool with hot water, from which jets of water emerge at different heights and with different intensities. Everything is designed to relax and improve blood circulation. Although it is a health resort, the atmosphere is very familiar, and families with children are also very welcome.
Next to the columns there is another small pool called Plauschbad. Here there are deckchairs made of smooth stone on which you can lean back and let the water jets and colourful lights relax you.
A few highlights on this floor are the steam grotto, a small cave with a very high temperature that is not suitable for children and which is best entered three times and not left for more than two minutes. During the intervals, a fountain of cold water is used to lower the body temperature.
There is also the classic Kneipp of alpine culture, a small water circuit that children love and where the feet and legs are in harmony after a long walk.
Floor -2 Leukerbad Therme Leukerbad
On the lowest floor is the indoor swimming pool, the main pool of the complex, with hot water obviously. Next to it there is the adventure pool, the sensory pool and on the other side the children’s pool where kids can enjoy with its water castles, slides and water fountains.
The room itself is very large, only the indoor pool is 25 meters long. The sun filters through the large windows and makes you feel even more comfortable. Dozens of hammocks are the ideal place for those who are wrinkled by the water or just feel like reading for a while.
Floor 1 Leukerbad Therme Leukerbad
Floor 1 will not offer you relaxation, on the contrary, fun and adrenalin, and this is one of the great successes of the Leukerbad Therme.
When you get out of the lift, the first thing you will find is a play pool with a slide, water jets and other children’s equipment. It barely covers enough for the little ones to enjoy themselves. It is a perfect space for babies.
But the most fun is the X-Tube, the two slides that are the main attraction for older children. You float down one of them, it’s great because you can take your little one with you and have a great time.
The other slide is without tyres and even faster, so it is not very suitable for children under 8 years old.
As the day goes by, there is another swimming pool outside, but there is also a sandy area with a beach volleyball field and an inflatable castle so that children can play quietly while adults take a little swim. This is the ideal area to enjoy the alpine environment while sunbathing.
Without doubt, the Leukerbad Therme is one of the main attractions in Leukerbad and the whole of Valais. It is ideal for combining with tough mountain hikes such as the spectacular Gemmi trail or for rainy days when you simply feel like bathing in hot water.