The new 'Path of Wellbeing' is for anyone who wants to discover anew the mountains, woods and nature!
Boulders with the ancient image of the sun, placed along the route, point you in the right direction."The 'Path of Wellbeing' is for everyone, young and old" explain Markus and Anna Decker, who conceived this project.
The path of wellbeing starts at the „Alpenrosenbahn“ (bottom station of the gondola) with a brand new station constructed in spring 2011, then continuing a little way up the mountain via “Wasserlabyrinth” (or 'water maze') and on to “Sandfang” (or 'sand catcher'). A 20m long suspension bridge leads the way toward Bichling where you reach the last station “Wasserschlössl” (or 'water castle').
Streams splash into water mazes and pools. Woodland niches of scented Beech invite you to dream, as do the relaxing Pine loungers. A wooden bridge crosses the stream. Walk barefoot on the pebbles and woodchips, past wooden carvings and star-shaped tables. All of this is to be experienced along the Path of Wellbeing.
Sand pit with a climbing wall at the rear...
In spring 2011 the Path of Wellbeing in Westendorf was expanded with a fifth stage along the path. The result is now open for visits. Children can play, build and burrow in the quality approved sand of the giant sand pit, and climb up the rock ledges and giant net to the back of the pit. The new water play area is especially tempting. Children's hearts will beat faster as they play along this man-made stretch of water with little falls and pools. The kids can redesign and dam the stream bed with sand and stones, or just enjoy splashing around in the water. The parents have also been thought of: on comfortable benches around the play area they can relax a little, watch the kids or just enjoy the views of Westendorf.
Guests will discover many old forestry, agriculture and processing techniques for wood along the Path of wellbeing - from Tyrolean style fences, woven Willow trellising, as well as natural stone dry walls.
The stations along this woodland path give you wonderful views of Westendorf and its surrounding area.
It is also planned that the 'Path of Wellbeing' will also be used as a winter walking trail!
The 'Path of Wellbeing' was officially opened in June 2010.