Even 150 years ago, Villabassa and Alta Pusteria were one of the pioneer regions of Tyrolean tourism. Villabassa became popular thanks to its location amidst the forest with several thermal springs and a dedicated host, namely Emma Hellenstainer
. High nobility from Vienna and Munich spent their summers in Villabassa.
Villabassa still enjoys a healthy climate, which is especially suited for cures. For this reason Villabassa became the 1st Kneipp für mich® adventure village in Italy
- Kneipp für mich® active park: the active park is ideal for getting active. Stroll through the park and enjoy an arm bath, a facial bath, water treading, dew treading and the barefoot path. Why not treat yourself to a clay pack too? The various treatments strengthen your body.
- Fresh-air inhalation room: The newest attraction in the park is the Salina "fresh-air inhalation room", the first of its kind in South Tyrol and Italy. The brine runs over mountain pine and bundled brushwood from blackthorn and takes up the ethereal oils. Breathing in this salty air is highly recommended for people suffering from pollen allergies and for asthmatics. It has an expectorant, soothing and anti-inflammatory effect and prevents or heals chronic bronchitis and sinusitis. This "natural medical marvel" is also believed to vitalise in case of tiredness, circulatory complaints or vascular disease. Furthermore, you achieve a sense of quietness and relaxation. An exceptionally favourable influence on the vegetative nervous system may also be noticed. In order to achieve an optimal result we recommend a visit to the Salina several times a week and to inhale for 30 minutes each time.
- Drinking pavilion: the newly established drinking pavilion is nurtured by the most popular medicinal water source in the village, by Bad Maistatt. This is oligomineral water, which helps in case of digestive complaints, metabolic disorders; it has a positive effect on the respiratory tract, hysteric illnesses and pelvic complaints. According to the oldest medical essay dating back to 1675, this water apparently contains saltpetre, vitriol and a "gold-layered" substance. The water contains only a very small element of minerals. The fill is very low, the fountain is therefore also supplied with other water sources which have been applied in the facility for years. Whenever the fountain is emptied, the water flows out of the Puster Valley via mountain crystals and the liveliness of the water is further increased.