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The residents of Längenfeld knew about the soothing effects of spring water as early as the 16th century. Back then, the local farmers would soothe their weary limbs in "Badln". Today Längenfeld is home to the Aqua Dome, state-of-the-art spa resort.
What better feeling than escaping the cold Tirolean winter by lowering yourself into a pool filled with water warmed to just above body temperature, relaxing your muscles and letting your eyes slowly wander from one mountain peak to the next?
The residents of Längenfeld knew about the soothing effects of spring water as early as the 16th century. At the time the small huts where farmers would dip their weary limbs into the fresh water were known simply as “Badln” (“little baths”), before later being developed into much grander “sanatoriums”. Today, Längenfeld is home to Aqua Dome, a luxurious spa famous well beyond the borders of Tirol and offering locals and tourists alike an unforgettable relaxation experience.
However, the future didn’t always look as rosy as today. In the 1970s the sulphur spring dried up completely. It wasn’t until recent times that modern technology made it possible to once again transport the water from a depth of almost 1,900 metres to the earth’s surface and directly into the three iconic levitating bowls. The Aqua Dome in Längenfeld, the largest municipality in the Ötztal Valley, is the only thermal spa in Tirol and is also the largest employer in the region.