THERMAL water/baths is still one of the main reasons for visiting Leukerbad; at least it was for us. 3.900.000 liters of thermal water, with a temperature up to 51 °C, flows in the many pools every day, the biggest volume in Europe! Leukerbad, or Baadu as the locals call it, was already known in the Roman times. Many of the pools are just for private hotels, some, like one of the biggest public baths;
Leukerbad Therme, is open for all. We stayed at the Thermal Hotels’ Maison Blanche, which is actually the oldest hotel in Leukerbad, constructed way back in 1645. This is surely the best 3-star hotel we have ever visited! Very friendly, service-minded and informing staff, great rooms with a splendid view, a wonderful breakfast and even a valet service. The hotel has its own thermal spa area with a nice outdoor pool and a cozy thermal grotto bath (cave). What is even more interesting, there is an underground passage to the Walliser Alpentherme & Spa with, among other baths, an outdoor 300 m2 thermal bath with 36 °C water, with an absolutely fantastic view to the surrounding snow covered mountains.
Add then a cold clear starry night…..That beats everything, and it’s right in the center of the town with a lot of yummy restaurants, including for example the Steakhouse Oasis.