Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt · Kaiserweg 1, A-6353 Going am Wilden Kaiser, www.stanglwirt.com, daheim@stanglwirt.com
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2000 - Rock Sauna

Since 2000 guests at the Stanglwirt can enjoy a very special mountainous bathing experience on 1.200 m². Everywhere you go in the huge ‘dome’, you hear it swooshing, bubbling and rippling. Small and large grottos, caves, waterfalls over rocks. There is lush vegetation that grows beautifully here and forms small quiet zones to relax in. One path takes you to the sauna world. Natural relaxation – in an Alpine world that is bound to brighten your mood. This massive complex took three years to build.

Rock Pool
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Rock Pool
Silence room
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Silence room
Swooshing waterfall
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Swooshing waterfall

Take a peek at the ancient wonder of the Tirol and dip into our charming idyl of relaxation ...

All the year round, guests at the Stanglwirt can enjoy a very special mountainous bathing experience. And all the water of course is from our own rock spring - bubbling, grade 1 water – the same as throughout the complex! We continuously check and monitor the quality of the water. And so, for those guests who don’t feel like exploring the Wilder Kaiser in person, the Stanglwirt brought the Wilder Kaiser to you. With magnificent views of the real thing outside, through huge panoramic windows. Is there a better way to start the day? The bubbly rock bath and the sophisticated rock sauna are very attractive at any time of the day or year, always at a pleasant temperature, freeing your heart to enjoy the view through the wonderful vaulted roof to the wide Tyrolean sky.

Pinewood Sauna
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Pinewood Sauna
Crystal Sauna
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Crystal Sauna
Stone Sauna
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Stone Sauna

Is there a better way to start the day? The bubbly rock bath and the sophisticated rock sauna are very attractive at any time of the day or year, always at a pleasant temperature, freeing your heart to enjoy the view through the wonderful vaulted roof to the wide Tyrolean sky.

Salt Grotto
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Salt Grotto
Rock Pool
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Rock Pool
Bright colored coral fish
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Bright colored coral fish

The Aquarium
Prof. DDr. h.c. Eberhard Stüber from the ‘House of Nature’ in Salzburg, in charge for over 39 aquarium, has acted as scientific advisor during the construction of the aquarium in honor to the Stanglwirt. The 28,000-liter saltwater aquarium is one of the largest and most modern of its kind in Austria. It is only one of a few places where you can admire live sharks in our climes. The facility was constructed according to the latest scientific findings to ensure optimal living conditions for the sharks and many other tropical fish, crabs and other animals in an impressive saltwater aquarium.

Sharks lived in the Alpine region 400 million years ago, when the area was covered in oceans. Unlike many other animals, these majestic underwater predators have survived for millions of years and still dominate the earth’s oceans to this day.

Overview of the Sauna & Waterworld

We present the Stanglwirt Sauna & Waterworld – rock pool bath, mountain crystal steam bath, stone sauna, spruce sauna, salt water steam grotto ...

Rock pool - More than just a spa...

Many tourists visit the Wilder Kaiser in Tyrol. At Stanglwirt biohotel the Wilder Kaiser visits the hotel guests. Right at the swimming pool.

The Aquarium contains 28,000 l of sea water and is run using modern aquarium technology. This technology also includes a large trickle filter, a protein skimmer, and a strong current in the pool itself, necessary for corals and sharks.

Reef aquarium with a wide variety of animals:
In addition to many different corals (especially soft corals, but also gorgonians and hard corals) you can admire a wide range of wonderfully colored butterfly fish such as surgeonfish, clown fish, damsels, anthias, sand-chewing gobies and algae-eating blennies.

The highlight - sharks:
The aquarium is dominated by two blacktip sharks. A reef shark that reaches a length of up to 180 cm and in its natural habitat is typically found in large coral reefs. Sharks are athletes fully adjusted to life in the sea and their sensory performance is outstanding. There were even sharks in the seas where the rocks of the Kaisergebirge mountain range were formed. The Wilder Kaiser was also once a breathtaking coral reef. And so Stanglwirt’s Balthasar Hauser thought that he might bring back these sharks to their original habitat. But not from the great oceans of course… The two Stangl sharks were born in captivity and are therefore used to living in an aquarium.

Shark Profile:
High performance swimmer: A streamlined body and powerful muscles allow him to swim for weeks and do sprints of up to 65 km/h.
“Revolver dentition”: Reserve teeth are ready for use at any time. A shark uses up around 1000 teeth in ten years! The “revolver dentition” is considered the shark’s most perfect adaptation, perfectly suited to his predatory way of life. The razor-sharp teeth are anchored in several rows on the shark’s lower and upper jaw. Most of the time, only the outer-most row is used, the others lie in reserve, folded back. As soon as one row is worn, the next one will be used.
“Cutaneous teeth” for silent gliding.
Outstanding sensory performance:
- Highly developed sense of smell: water-soluble substances such as blood can be registered even if greatly diluted.
- Perception of vibrations (e.g. wriggling fish) with its “lateral line organ”
- Perception of electromagnetic fields using its “shark radar”. The shark can thus perceive the heartbeat of a buried fish.
Famous godparents for "Renki" and "Romolus":
Prof. Hans Hass, the pioneer of underwater and marine research and world-famous behavioral scientist Prof. Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt together became partners of the blacktip reef sharks that live in the sea water aquarium in the rock sauna of the bio hotel Stanglwirt in Going by Wilder Kaiser. During an official baptism celebration, the two godparents gave the sharks the names “Romolus” and “Irenäus” (Renki). Together with Prof. Eberhard Stüber from the ‘House of Nature’ in Salzburg, who also acted as scientific advisor during the construction of the aquarium, and landlord Balthasar Hauser, the two scientists presented the names of the sharks on 30 August 2002. “Romolus” is named after Prof. Has’ middle name, and “Irenäus” after Prof. Eibl-Eibesfeldt.

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Kaiserweg 1, A-6353 Going am Wilden Kaiser, daheim@stanglwirt.com
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