Every day 3.9 million litres of hot water gush from 65 thermal springs in the mountain spa resort of Leukerbad. These thermal springs have led to the development of tourism in Leukerbad and made it one of the biggest spa and wellness resorts in Switzerland. Apart from a medical rehabilitation centre, its attractions now include numerous public thermal baths.
After their sporting activities, neither skiers in winter nor hikers in summer miss the chance to regenerate in the warm, relaxing water. The centre of Leukerbad is traffic-free and the Leukerbad Sports Arena offers plenty of indoor sports facilities to enjoy all-year round, whatever the weather.
Two cableways connect this holiday resort, tucked away in the valley basin, with the hiking terrains of the Gemmi Pass and Torrent. An ancient mule track leads from Leukerbad via the Gemmi Pass and along the idyllic Daubensee to Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland. The Gemmi Pass also gives access to what is probably the longest and most challenging climbing path in Switzerland, with long, vertical ‘ladders’ on the Dabenhorn, almost 3000 metres high (2943 m).
A dramatic thermal canyon walk leads along rock walls to the 35m waterfall. You feel the energy, and the atmosphere is rich in poetry: the essence of this thermal spa resort.
Alpine skiing on the Torrent and cross-country on the Gemmi Pass: Leukerbad offers about 50 km of ski pistes, 30 km of cross-country ski trails and a huge sports arena with climbing wall, indoor skating and curling rink, indoor tennis, squash courts and gym. The trail from the Gemmi Pass to Sunnbüel (approx. 9 km, 2.5 hours’ walking time) is kept open for hikers in winter, weather conditions permitting.
A copious supply of 3.9 million litres of 51°C water flows into the thermal baths of Leukerbad every single day, bringing relief to body and soul. A wide range of sports in both summer and winter combined with Leukerbad’s thermal baths and wellness offering make for unforgettable wellness holidays here in the heart of the Valais.
Even the Ancient Romans appreciated the hot springs of Leukerbad and took the waters both to forget the stress of their increasingly hectic everyday lives and to replenish their stocks of energy. Experience the power of the mountains! Whether in winter or in summer, the Torrent and Gemmi Pass both boast a wide range of sports opportunities as well as numerous hiking trails; and if the weather is poor, there is an indoor sports arena, too, plus the pleasure of looking forward to the relaxation to follow – in any one of 30 thermal pools full of bubbling hot spring water, available for your indulgence 365 days of the year! And what could be pleasanter than relaxing in a jacuzzi or a steam bath while admiring the impressive rocky arena of the Gemmi with which Leukerbad is surrounded?
Leukerbad has always been at pains to ensure that everyone has access to its wellness offering. No matter whether you are a guest in a five-star luxury hotel or have rented a little holiday apartment, there are more than 300 different wellness applications just waiting for you to discover them. And we would love to indulge you as well! Visit our web site to find out about the many different packages and opportunities on offer or simply call us so that we can advise you in person. We look forward to your visit.
Every day 3.9 million litres of hot water gush from 65 thermal springs in the mountain spa resort of Leukerbad. These thermal springs have led to the development of tourism in Leukerbad and made it one of the biggest spa and wellness resorts in Switzerland. Apart from a medical rehabilitation centre, its attractions now include numerous public thermal baths. After their sporting activities, neither skiers in winter nor hikers in summer miss the chance to regenerate in the warm, relaxing water. The centre of Leukerbad is traffic-free and the Leukerbad Sports Arena offers plenty of indoor sports facilities to enjoy all-year round, whatever the weather.
- Gemmi Pass – accessible from Leukerbad by cableway or up a steep cliff path. Impressive view of the Bernese and Valais Alps.
- Leukerbad Therme – biggest alpine thermal spa complex in Europe with ten baths.
- Walliser Alpentherme & SPA – wellness and bath complex with Roman-Irish bath, Valais Sauna Village and over 240 different wellness offerings.
- Leuk – a town situated on the southern slope of the Rhone Valley with numerous historic buildings belonging to the diocese of Sitten. 18-hole golf course.
- Pfyn Forest – meadow landscape and the biggest pine forest in Switzerland. Also situated on the border between the German and French-speaking Valais.
- International Leukerbad Literature Festival – on the first weekend of July each year, Leukerbad celebrates the three "W"s: words, water and wine (July).
- Shepherds' Festival on Gemmi Pass – 800 or so sheep and numerous visitors "flock" to the shore of Daubensee lake (on the last Sunday in July).
- Ländler Music Weekend – with an impressive rock arena as the backdrop, numerous ensembles from all over Switzerland strike up, filling the streets and restaurants with captivating music and an excellent ambience (September).
- Gemmi Triathlon – swimming in the Gerundensee lake, cycling to Leukerbad and a run on the Gemmi Pass – these are the challenges for participants in the Gemmi triathlon (September).
SBB RailAway leisure shop
Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Leukerbad