The priest Sebastian Kneipp was one of the leading figures when it came to studying the healing powers of water. His water cures have taken a holistic approach from the very beginning. We have revived and put a new spin on his traditional philosophy in Bad Leonfelden. In line with Kneipp’s beliefs, the focus is on unifying body, mind and spirit.

The basis for your individual spa program are 5 basics: water, exercise, nutrition, herbs, and life balance.



Bringing body, mind, and soul in harmony is the philosophy that even the famous Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) followed. We have taken up the concept of holism and apply a modern interpretation to the “five elements of wellbeing.” Our goal is nurturing, mobilization, and increasing your own strength. Health and wellbeing are the focus of attention. The five elements of well-being are water, exercise, nutrition, herbs, and life balance. Treatments with typical natural products from the Mühlviertel region (moor, hops, salt, mountain herbs, hay) complete the offer.


Kneipp is more than treading water and hydrotherapy. In addition to water treatments, adequate exercise, healthy diet, the use of herbs, and life balance are important elements of the Kneipp philosophy. We preserve this holistic approach in our modern Kneipp version and use it specifically to make you stronger. Get to know the active Kneipp model and take our philosophy home!

You can expect a lot more than walking in water and cold showers. Come and discover the generous Waterland in the Acquapura SPA, sweat in the steam bath or get your circulation going in the cold water channel. Our basin baths with either stimulating or relaxing additives that have a great effect on your body. A true experience for your senses and soul. 

Keep moving
Hill-walking, Nordic Walking, mountain biking, yoga and Pilates, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, back and water gymnastics – that is just an excerpt of our extensive sports and active programme which changes daily. There is not much time left to be lazy. And for those of you who never get tired and have never had enough, we offer you 4 hectares of park land with many opportunities to exercise on your own accord.

Tasty and nutritious meals are an important pre-requisite for your well-being. Our generous breakfast buffet contains different kinds of healthy foods (as well as of course a few “unhealthy ones“). If you want, you can choose a whole food snack at lunch-time in the SPA bistro and in the evening we offer our “natural menu”. All that you need to bring along is the pleasure of enjoying yourself, a little bit of time and the willingness to relax and savor the moment.


There is a saying that states there is a herb for every ailment. Basil improves digestive functions, rosemary helps the body to burn fat and mint calms our nerves. Take the time to enjoy a herbal bath: hay flowers, spruce needles, hops, lavender, St. John’s wort and lots more – select your favourite herb.


Balance in life
Enjoy a few stress-free days in the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Bad Leonfelden and let yourself unwind. Take time for yourself and recharge your batteries. Our SPA staff will show you the way to a more balanced and happy way of life.

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