- Experience and discover a region in the heart of Europe -
Hiking, golfing, shopping or spending time in gardens as a balm for the soul — the western Palatinate region, the “Westpfalz,” is the perfect point of departure for all kinds of activities and experiences, and right at our doorstep you will also find Saarland, the French region of Lorraine, and the Pfälzer Wald forest. Come explore this beautiful area in the heart of Europe.
Step out of your everyday life and into nature — on foot, by bike, on horseback or on a golf course. Countless ways to spend your free time in and around Zweibrücken offer you endless new insights and perspectives into a landscape which is a delight for the eye, nourishment for the spirit and an opportunity for exercise and motion.
NEW in the Romantik Hotel Landschloss Fasanerie
Have you ever heard of the Japanese term shinrin yoku, which literally translates as “forest bathing”? Shinrin yoku is a wonderful way to slow down and relax.
And you can enjoy the positive aspects of forest bathing for yourself right away at Romantik Hotel Landschloss Fasanerie. Our hotel is surrounded by the Fasaneriewald forest which has a healing and restorative nature that radiates throughout the entire facility. Book our new package #Waldbaden and experience a deep dive into the forest for yourself.
Make a point of taking some time for yourself. Slow down and learn how you can cope with the stresses of everyday life effectively and on a long-term basis. Forest bathing (or, as the locals call it, “Waldbaden”) is a well-established form of stress relief and a way to find greater personal equilibrium.If you want to try it out yourself, just ask for it at our reception and they will arrange an appointment for a guided forest bath for you.
The practice of forest bathing originated in Japan. The term “shinrin yoku” means “taking in the atmosphere of the forest.” Since 2012, some universities in Japan have been studying the subdiscipline of forest medicine and examining the healing effects of the woods. Japan is known for having the world’s highest-pressure work culture and yet the most hard-working and happiest employees. Their contentment is not only due to their daily power naps at work; it is also linked to their regular “forest baths” and the sense of mental balance these experiences create.
Mindfully experiencing the forest has been proven to lower the blood pressure, regulate the pulse and naturally decrease the release of stress hormones. As a result, you will be able be less susceptible to external stressors and can perform better in your everyday life. These positive effects manifest in your daily routine, making you more stress-resistant and calmer while lowering your overall stress levels.
In addition to boosting your overall wellbeing and your stamina, forest bathing has demonstrable health benefits. Spending time in the forest can help your body produce more killer cells which help combat diseases such as cancer. Furthermore, regularly spending time in nature promotes the function of the immune system, reduces sleeping problems and enhances the senses.
According to Dr. Qing Li, there are ten factors which are essential when it comes to a fully-balanced experience in the forest: walking slowly, astonishment, mindfulness, meditation, breathing, gentle motions, eye relaxation, solo time, opening up the senses and perception, and creative activities. That’s all you need. No equipment is necessary. There’s no easier way to practice self-care.
You can learn more about our guide Jutta Eich at www.juttaeich.de (German only).
Once the official residence of dukes and a seat of government, today Zweibrücken is a lovable city that features more than ever before. Located in the southwestern corner of the Palatinate region, it offers both city life and relaxation. Surrounded by meadows, forests, valleys and villages, the city attracts visitors thanks to its cultural life, events and festivals, not to mention shopping for the latest trends at the Zweibrücken Fashion Outlet.
Do you enjoy striking landscapes, places steeped in history, delicious food and warm hospitality? Then come discover the Zweibrücken region. We are within easy reach of the southern Palatinate region, the neighboring Saarland, and Alsace and Lorraine in France.