Bread has been a symbol for nourishment and security for millennia, and is a human cultural heritage. You come across it in fairytales, myths, and expressions throughout the world.
Here too, bread plays an important role, as a symbol on our family coat of arms, at the wood-burning stove on our farm, and of course freshly baked on the tables. The “Brotbad” in the Alpen Spa at the wellness hotel Unterschwarzachhof is however a really remarkable way of experiencing bread.
History of the Brotbad
In times gone by, the heat of the stove was used to counter rheumatism and dispel bad thoughts. The aroma of freshly baked bread encouraged people to dream.
Today too, the sourdough enzymes present in the air stimulate metabolism whilst the wonderful smell from the oven and the dry heat of the room, at approximately 35°C, have a soothing and relaxing effect. It’s easy to float into a dreamworld.
As “messenger substances”, the sourdough enzymes are gaining in importance. Consequent treatments are even more effective as upir metabolism has been activated by the “Brotbad” experience. A perfect start to a relaxed wellness day at the Unterschwarzachhof.
Our daily bread at the wellness hotel Unterschwarzachhof
The “Brotbad” experience with its wonderful aroma and pleasant 30° to 45°C heat is an extraordinary wellness feature, and here at the Unterschwarzach it is mainly a rest room with a special ambience.
There are comfortable loungers around the baking oven inviting you to relax in the wonderfully fragrant air in the wooden tower in the outdoor area of the Alpen Spa. From the ceiling hang bound ears of various different sorts of grain, wheat, rye, spelt, oats and barley. The freshly baked bread with wonderful farm butter is simply waiting to be enjoyed, and is a taste sensation in itself.
When you’ve literally earned your bread...
Then the Brotbad is the right place for you; a magical place for reading, dreaming, sharing, contemplating, or simply resting, with a tender nuance of home in the fragrance of the air.