Wellbeing in August

Bath culture: The Innichen Wildbad Lido

Experience mid-summer on the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Your holiday region is blessed with more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, this turns your holiday into a sun oasis in the middle of your everyday life.

Spend the hot summer’s days in the Hochpustertal natural environment during a hike, cycling or a visit at the Innichen Wildbad Lido and its healing springs. 

Bath culture in Hochpustertal

The Wildbad’s (“wild swimming bath”) history goes back to the Roman Age, which was proofed with coins and amphorae that were found during excavations.

In 1856 the Hungarian doctor Johann Graf Scheiber built the Wildbad. Later it was extended by his daughter and her husband, Graf Bercker. It was one of the most exclusive spa hotels in South Tyrol with bath house and its own tennis court. A spa hotel for aristocrats, industry captains, ministers and artists. 

During World War I parts of the Wildbad were destroyed. In 1939 it came under the hammer and left to the ravages of time. Today only a ruin in the forest reminds of this big past.

Close to the Wildbad you will find the St. Salvator Chapel, that was built in 1591 by dean Hieronymus Schüssier. The Wildbad and the chapel are two of the listed buildings in Innichen. 

Good to know: The five curative water springs, Kaiserwasser, Lavaredo, Schwefelquelle, Eisenquelle and Candida, which are all located close to the ruin, are partly commercially used by the Kaiserwasser Mineral Water Factory Ltd.

The Wildbad is only about 30 minutes by foot away from your Leitlhof Holiday Hotel – Dolomites. Book your summer holiday in Hochpustertal in South Tyrol already today and send us a no obligation holiday enquiry