Leukerbad is a municipality in the district of Leuk in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
The Romans were among the first to recognise the healing properties of the hot springs of Leukerbad. This thermal spa resort lies well protected in a Valais side valley and is now a popular destination for wellness and sports’ enthusiasts.
Every day 3.9 million litres of hot water gush from 65 thermal springs in the mountain spa resort of Leukerbad. These thermal springs have led to the development of tourism in Leukerbad and made it one of the biggest spa and wellness resorts in Switzerland. Apart from a medical rehabilitation centre, its attractions now include numerous public thermal baths. After their sporting activities, neither skiers in winter nor hikers in summer miss the chance to regenerate in the warm, relaxing water. The centre of Leukerbad is traffic-free and the Leukerbad Sports Arena offers plenty of indoor sports facilities to enjoy all-year round, whatever the weather.
Public thermal baths
- Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Wellness temple with 2 thermal pools (indoor and outdoor), a RomanIrish bath, a Valais sauna village and numerous wellness treatments.
- Leukerbad Therme Largest thermal spa resort in the Alps with 10 pools, water slides (100 m + 120 m) as well as wading and kiddy pools with play equipment for children.
- Volksheilbad Spa, Wellness and Physiotherapy with a thermal pool with unfiltered thermal water and SPA infrastructure.
30 thermal pools (private and public) in total
Alpine skiing on the Torrent and cross-country on the Gemmi Pass: Leukerbad offers about 52 km of ski and snowboarding runs, 28 km of cross-country trails, 70 km of winter hiking trails, 18 km snowshoes trails, sledging, snowkite, curling, mountain tours, paragliding, swimming.. The trail from the Gemmi Pass to Sunnbüel (approx. 9 km, 2.5 hours’ walking time) is kept open for hikers in winter, weather conditions permitting.
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