Ayurveda Parkschlösschen – now and then
The Ayurveda health resort Nr.1 and its history
The Ayurveda health resort Parkschlösschen has had many master builders, but only one founder. For the businessman Wolfgang Preuß the experience of an Ayurvedic cure more than two decades ago was a milestone is his life. For the first time after years of intensive work, he achieved a state of physical health and mental relaxation. This experience was formative and laid the foundations for the origins of the Parkschlösschen.
Very soon, Wolfgang Preuß forged the plan to establish Ayurvedic cures and Ayurveda in Germany, at its highest level and according to its authentic principles. Therefore, he developed the concept of his own first class establishment where his positive experiences could be passed on to as many other people as possible.
The "old" Parkschlösschen was discovered in 1990 and after a construction period of two and a half years, this mission became reality in the beginning of 1993. Since then, the implementation of this both ambitious and holistic concept has been a matter very close to the heart of everyone in the Parkschlösschen team. Traditional Ayurveda, ayurvedic medical competence, a high level of comfort and an intensive commitment to the guest are the measure, by which the Parkschlösschen has made Ayurveda known in Germany.
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Town spa (Kurhaus) and guest house
Fed by the only thermal spring in the Middle Moselle Valley, the city opens a therapeutic bath in Traben-Trarbach, which is specialized in the treatment of rheumatism, gout, blood disorders and also kidney and bladder infections. The handsome Kurhaus is complemented by a magnificent park with native and exotic trees, as well as rare plants. The baths are well visited, and the Sunday concerts entertain both the guests and the local population.
Art Nouveau addition to the Kurhaus by Bruno Möhring
The main house is extended by a five-story building, designed by the important Berlin Art Nouveau architect, Bruno Möhring. Möhring leaves a lasting impression on the entire townscape of Traben-Trarbach. In addition to several villas, he designs the buildings for a large winery, Julius Kayser & Co., which today house the Buddha Museum. Built in 1898 according to Möhring's plans, the bridge over the Mosel connecting Traben and Trarbach is blown up in 1945.
Company rest home
The company Mannesmann Röhrenwerke (pipe works) purchases the entire complex and sets up a rest home for employees. Locals can also use the services of the house. Concerts, theatre performances and parties by local clubs are still held there. In 1978 the buildings go back into the possession of the town of Traben-Trarbach and ultimately stand vacant.
Conversion into an Ayurveda health resort
With the goal of creating an unique health resort that offers only Ayurveda, the Preuß family acquires the entire property in1990. The reconstruction thereafter is carried out strictly according to the principles of Vedic building biology and under the laws for protecting historical buildings. In an impressive ceremony with Ayurvedic scholars, so‑called "Pandits" who travelled specially from India, the building project is dedicated, and the cornerstone is laid for the newly planned annex to the main building, in which a majority of the guestrooms and the Ayurveda therapy department will be accommodated.
In December 1992, the keys are handed over ceremoniously to Wolfgang Preuss in the presence of the city council. Starting in February 1993 the Parkschlösschen opens its gates. Two women are the first paying guests and enjoy the comforts and atmosphere of the hotel completely undisturbed. At that time, nearly 30 employees belong to the Parkschlösschen team.
Wellness department "Veda Spa"
After an extensive renovation period and the completion of a new building in front of the existing town spa house, this new building ensemble is connected to the Parkschlösschen. The Veda thermal spa area with indoor thermal pool, sauna, steam bath, cosmetic area and Yoga and fitness rooms is created. Also the Ayurveda medical area and the new hotel shop find their place in this Parkschlösschen tract. With the completion of this new area, the Parkschlösschen is awarded 5-stars.
Redesigning of the interior architecture
While the Parkschlösschen is closed for seven weeks in the summer of 2008, the therapy area, the reception, lobby, lounge, restaurant and rooms are completely refurbished and redesigned, using high-quality natural materials. During the reconstruction period, a four-week intensive training of the team of therapists takes place and therefore provides a significant expansion of the treatment programmes.
The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen turns 20
Everything has an effect – everything is Ayurveda. With this philosophy, the Parkschlösschen today is the only 5-star luxury Ayurveda health resort in Europe which offers only Ayurvedic cures, holistically and exclusively. Around 100 employees work with heartfelt dedication, with knowledge and wisdom for the well-being of our guests and in the interest of their good health. Until today, the Parkschlösschen has received many national and international awards for this holistic concept.