Enjoy warmth and fragrance at our oriental Turkish baths in Austria
A taste of oriental bath culture awaits you at the Hochschober hamam: a world of fragrant wellbeing, built true to the original. At once warming and refreshing, it is a good place to relax and find rest during your spa hotel holiday.
A hamam on a mountain?
On their travels to Istanbul in 1988, Barbara and Peter Leeb visited a hamam for the first time. This special place, pleasantly warming and refreshing at the same time, fascinated them so much that they wanted to learn more about it.
In the following years they visited more than 50 hamams all over the Orient. In the course of this research, their desire to create a new, extraordinary space of cleansing and wellbeing for their guests grew: the current Turkish baths on the mountain are the result.
The Alps' first hamam
In December 1998, the Hochschober spa hotel opened the Alps' first hamam. It was in all details true to original Turkish baths, equipped with soft pink marble, the typical fountains and accessories. To give their staff an insight into Osman bath culture all 80 Hochschober employees went on a collective preparatory study trip to Istanbul.
Fragrance and steam
What awaits you during your visit to the hamam?
A world of warmth, water and steaming aroma grottos. A wonderful, timeless space where you can relax during your holiday and cleanse in a special way. Everything required for your visit will be provided: hamam slippers, a hamam towel called a Pestemal, and to finish oriental sweets, teas
and illustrated volumes in the "Sultansgemach" chambers. All you have to provide is a little bit of your time.
Hamams are known predominantly in Jordan, Syria, Persia and Turkey. The oldest references to hamams date back as far as the year 724 in the Orient. Here, travellers could recover, wash the desert sands off their bodies and invigorate themselves for their onward journey.
Today hamams are important places of bathing culture. People visit to be washed, find rest, meet friends and talk business. So hamams are not places of absolute quiet: the murmur of conversation, the burbling of water, the quiet hisses of steam form their characteristic soundscape.