Oberlängenfeld 140, 6444 Oberlängenfeld, Austria
ET's WaterWorldThe Aqua Dome is a 140-room, four-star+ hotel and spa complex in Tirol Therme Längenfeld, the Tyrolean Alps in Austria. The altitude undoubtedly effected the designers (or ETs helped) as the architecture and its surroundings are out-of-this world heavenly.
The dome-ceilinged, glass-walled thermal spring hall Ursprung (Origins) is the main indoor area with two pools and a huge waterfall. From there, you swim via two canal pools to the amazing outdoor area, Talfrische (Freshness Valley). With its illuminated structures and steaming vessels it resembles the potion-making lab of a gigantic Alchemist.
The two canals lead to a cone-shaped illuminated tower. You can then issue henceforth to the three "bowl pools" that look like gigantic martini glasses. Bobbing in one of these eight-metre-high bowls that are 12 to 16 meters in diameter, you can gaze upon the Alps and beyond and contemplate your good fortune.
The Aqua Dome is found about 70 kilometers from Innsbruck and 180 kilometers from Munich in Längenfeld in the heart of the beautiful 67-kilometre-long Tirolean Ötztal valley known as a thermal springs area since the 16th century. Aqua Dome’s 3000-year-old, 40-degree Celsius sodium-chloride-sulphate-sulphur thermal waters flow from this ancient valley.
As a centerpiece of Austria’s largest tourism project, it has revitalized tourism in the entire area, long known for fabulous hiking, skiing, mountaineering and white water rafting.