For visitors to the Erzgebirge (Erz Mountains) around Eibenstock, in 1997 we enhanced an existing hotel with an unusual leisure facility, bathing hall, family, Kneipp (hydropathic treatment) and sauna section as well as a Russian-Karelian sauna village, integrating these facilities into an overall garden concept. Barnyard buildings served as a model for the bathing hall which forms the center of the complex, surrounded by the Kneipp and family garden.
The Kneipp garden was scarcely used as a fitness area therefore we converted it into a Japan sauna in 2005. Wooden decks, massage pavilions and wall niches fitted with paper walls serving as treatment rooms are located in the basement. The sauna cabin “Kamaburo“ stands as a „clay igloo“ beneath the meditation sauna supported by wooden props. The Kneipp baths were converted to hot tubs including seated showers for traditional Japanese cleansing rituals, while the quiet catering area is used for Japanese tea ceremonies and as a sleeping area (‘Black box’). We ensured authentic and detailed equipment as well as a pleasant colouring scheme in all areas.