Hotel with outdoor pool

Since summer 2021, the DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA is a hotel with an outdoor pool. Heated and with a picturesque view: The pool is designed as an infinity pool where you can enjoy the view of the valley for many hours of the day and on which the sun shines for a long time.

The sun reflects in the steaming Hotel Infinity outdoor pool in Sauerland early in the morning
Photo taken on 27 June 2021, the day after pool completion.
The sun reflects in the steaming Hotel Infinity outdoor pool in Sauerland early in the morning
Photo taken on 28 September 2021, morning atmosphere.

Why we need an outdoor pool

For many people, water is simply part of their holiday in the warm months - and we can understand that. It is too nice to listen to the lapping of the water while lingering in the sun, to watch the sun reflecting in the cool water or to refresh oneself in the water after sunbathing. No wonder that many see the pool as the heart of the wellness hotel in summer. Here, summer days can be enjoyed particularly well as the temperature rises.

Infinity outdoor pool at the Wellnesshotel Diedrich Sauerland
Photo taken on 27 June 2021, the day after pool completion.

Look out over the edge of the infinity pool and relax

The 20-metre x 5-metre infinity pool juts out four metres above the existing hotel building and thus offers special bathing experiences. From the edge of the infinity pool you can look out over the Hallenberg valley and enjoy the rising sun - pure romance. Around the pool you will find a cosy spot where you can make even more relaxed use of the beautiful weather in Hochsauerland - both in the shade and in the sun.

Infinity outdoor pool at the Wellnesshotel Diedrich Sauerland
Photo taken on 26 June 2021, the day of the pool inauguration.
Infinity outdoor pool at the Wellnesshotel Diedrich Sauerland
Photo taken on 27 June 2021, the day after pool completion.
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Wellness in every season

We want to be a wellness hotel where you can feel good - in every season. According to our holistic wellness aspirations, an outdoor pool and other lounging options in the fresh air were still missing. We want to do justice to the four pillars of wellness - nutrition, exercise, relaxation and social, emotional well-being - all year round and thus create well-being spaces that invite you to discover and linger. The SPA extension therefore includes not only the heated outdoor infinity pool and the SPA terrace, but also the sauna area, the SPA bistro and the fitness area. The goal behind it: Diverse recreational offers for the guest. As individual as each guest is, so are the needs for comprehensive relaxation.

Feet and legs of a woman in a bathrobe lying on a wellness couch

As a wellness hotel with outdoor pool to a summer destination

We love what we do. Our hotel, our everyday life, our region. Especially in winter, the Sauerland is popular with many guests for a wellness holiday. So images of snowy landscapes quickly come to mind here. Nothing suits this better than a relaxing break in the warmth. Let your gaze wander from the heated outdoor pool into the cool of winter, enjoy the pleasant heat in the sauna or dine finely to the crackling of the fireplace. Yes, the Sauerland is almost perfect for a wellness holiday in winter.

A couple sits by the fire and enjoys a digestif

What many people don't know, however, is that it is also beautiful here in the warmer months.

Here in the Hochsauerland there are many lush green meadows where horses, sheep and cows graze contentedly. There are gentle mountains that are sometimes strenuous to climb, but offer a beautiful view of the Sauerland from many places. Hiking routes mark the landscape and give an impression of the diversity of the region. There are lakes all around, such as the Eder dam, the Hillebachsee or the Weddelsee. All of them have their own advantages - water sports, idyllic fishing paradise, a beach or picturesque shores. There are sights, monuments and lively culture. Just think of the open-air theatre, where the Passion of Christ is also performed every ten years, the small ice museum or the Kump with its interesting exhibitions in the town centre. Despite all this, the Hochsauerland is still an insider tip for a relaxing wellness holiday in summer.

A couple sits on the hiking bench and points into the distance

The region alone offers enough reasons to visit the DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA even in the warmer months. But one thing has always been a little lacking in summer: water. And by that we mean a way for you to enjoy the cool water in the fresh air on nice days while the sun pampers your skin. To watch the sun rise in the morning and let yourself float in the water. To take a fresh shower after a strenuous hike and then enjoy a gentle swim. Or to simply lie outside and relax and consciously enjoy the time. We would like to fulfil this wish for our guests all year round with the new, heated pool of the wellness hotel. 

Two women in the indoor pool lean on the edge and look out of the window

Your wellness holiday at the hotel with heated indoor and outdoor pools

At the DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA, the hotel focus is on wellness and so relaxing moments are the order of the day - in exactly the way that feels best for you. For this reason, there are various retreats, cosy corners and plenty to discover in our wellness hotel. 

The wellness area includes a light-flooded indoor pool, whose appearance is somewhat reminiscent of a Roman thermal bath and which we therefore lovingly refer to as a column bath. On two levels around the indoor pool, you have the opportunity to choose your favourite lounger and relax here - with a view of the outside.

The morning sun illuminates the indoor pool through the windows between the columns

Hotel with heated outdoor pool and extended sauna facilities.

In addition to the swimming pool, the sauna area includes a Finnish panorama sauna with a large window, another Finnish sauna, a steam bath and a tecaldarium. Brand new (since November 2021) are our pine wood sauna, also with a view outside, as well as our snow grotto, where you can cool down perfectly - perfect on hot days or after a sweaty sauna session. Here you will experience every temperature in a new way. There is also a large lounge area between sauna sessions and a relaxation area where you can enjoy the reflections of the water from the pool above through a round glass peephole. An incomparable feeling of space that has a decelerating effect with its gentleness. The heated outdoor pool, however, is probably the most impressive innovation in the wellness area - and also the one that is best seen from the outside. Here you can relax and enjoy the moment on hot summer days. The pool is heated, so the water temperature from the infinity pool is always pleasant and also invites you to swim in the heated water all year round. 

The panorama sauna in Hotel Diedrich photographed from the side

Pampering the body - actively and passively

Exercise - or at least an exercise programme - is also part of a wellness holiday. Work out in our fitness room, take part in yoga or meditation courses in our Haus der Mitte or fitness offers in the new large fitness room. All course rooms are bright and have windows, so that you are additionally motivated by the sun during morning exercise or do not have to do without the light of the colourful twilight in the evening.

Of course, you can still pamper your body with a treatment. Whether it's a relaxing massage, a soothing facial or an Ayurvedic ritual, it's easy to enjoy the moment and get away from it all. In our treatments, we use natural cosmetics that do your body lasting good.

A woman lying down and wrapped in terrycloth gets a forehead massage

Pleasure with all senses

Delicious food is also indispensable on your holiday in Hochsauerland. Take a seat in our restaurant, which is divided into different areas. Discover the "Alte Post", "Poststübchen" or the "Antons" area, which are all decorated in earthy tones. In the cosy Stammhaus Restaurant we serve our half-board menu. Fine dining - and striving to meet the culinary desires of our guests - has always been a high priority for us. Whether it's with your girlfriends, your mates or a romantic dinner with your sweetheart: we do everything we can to make you feel completely at home.

Photo of the Antons Restaurant with a picture of founder Anton Diedrich and grandson Reinhard in the background.

Fine breakfast (almost) without end

For you, the perfect start to the day always includes a hearty breakfast? We understand that well, because we feel the same way. For this reason, you can enjoy your breakfast with us every day until 11:30 am - ideal for late risers. Experience fresh products from the region from a large selection - coffee from nearby Medebach, bread from Medelon and delicious jam from Geismar. Treat yourself to a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning, a sparkling wine to toast the new day of your holiday and delicious fruit that keeps you fit and alert.

A colourful and healthy breakfast in the fresh air

Wellness hotel with cosy rooms

During your stay in our hotel with outdoor pool, you will stay in comfortably furnished rooms. Whether single room, double room or suite, whether with balcony or without: there is a room to suit every taste. Of course, you can also log on to the wifi throughout the hotel to always stay in touch with friends and family.

Leather Sofa in Double Room Stammhaus Premium Plus Street Side

Far away from everyday life, but not so far away at all

The DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA is located in the idyllic half-timbered town of Hallenberg, the second smallest community in NRW. Time passes a little slower here; it is easy to get away from it all. Despite its location, the hotel can be reached quickly from many towns. From Dortmund and Paderborn, for example, it only takes about 1.5 hours to reach our hotel, and from Düsseldorf and Cologne it takes about 2.5 hours. The best thing: Even the journey through the winding roads through the Sauerland feels like a holiday...

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