Christmas is one of the most beautiful holidays in the Christian world. It is a special day often not free from miracles. The holiday is originated from the winter solstice of the Roman Calendar which was the celebration of the Sun. December 25th was proclaimed to be the day of Christ’s birth by Pope Liberius.
Even after 10 years, Europe’s Leading Wellness Hotel 2017 is thriving with two lilies and luxury all year round: The Grand Hotel Lienz run by the families Simonitsch and Westreicher is an exceptionally luxurious five-star house – and a real “energy bundle” for body, mind and soul. 365 days in grand style in the sunny East Tyrol.
“Slow down” – switch back a gear – unfortunately this is getting increasingly difficult in current times. The Ortner family established their hotel at the sunny southern part of the Austrian Carinthia province, in the middle of a splendid hiking and biking region, surrounded by attracting Lake Baths. They have developed the concept of Alpine Slowness and take guests out of the “treadmill” of everyday life.
For three generations now the owners are dealing with tourism and hospitality. As a family business, they live and work together to continue this tradition. Martina and Thomas Hettegger, have been running the Edelweiss hotel and spa in Berchtesgaden since 2010. What they bring to the table is the years of experience in the family business.