Running holiday for feeling good in Burgenland

Bad Tatzmannsdorf is perfect for runners: separate running and walking arena

Man and women doing sports outdoors
Keep active through sports even while on holiday

Even when on holiday in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, no one should have to give up their running comfort. Therefore, it is greatly important to offer runners and all those hungry for movement a perfect environment and top stomping ground. As a result, the Running & Walking Arena Bad Tatzmannsdorf was born, which is geared towards the wishes and ideas of runners and creates the best conditions for enjoyable running and Nordic walking.

Relax while running!

Bad Tatzmannsdorf and its surroundings are just as popular with casual joggers and ambitious long-distance runners. Perfect running routes, wellness and relaxation – with us, you will want for nothing. 371km of sign-posted running, hiking and walking trails as well as diverse running circuits and special tracks are available to you. Whether beginner or advanced – everyone will find the perfect route.

You can use the extensive offer of the Running and Walking Arena including its special running circuit directly from the AVITA Resort. Here is an overview of the best running and walking routes or jogging routes in Bad Tatzmannsdorf in the immediate area of the AVITA Resort for you:

Running tracks starting directly in front of the AVITA Thermal Spa

Running routes starting at the Kurpark (approx. 300m from the AVITA Thermal Spa)

Walking/hiking paths starting at Hauptplatz Bad Tatzmannsdorf (Josef Haydn Platz)

Special tracks and running circuits

Running shoes with towel and water
Bad Tatzmannsdorf is ideal for runners

The diverse running and special tracks that are unique in Austria in this combination  will have the hearts of every runners racing and offer that "certain extra" for everyone.

  • Cross-country track in Kurpark (500m) - for joint-sparing running and walking.

Running or walking on the cross-country track in the Kurpark of Bad Tatzmannsdorf is good for the movement system. The cross-country track is a readily run flooring in Northern Europe and allows for joint-sparing running or walking through its special construction, similar to that of a forest floor. For advanced runners or walkers, the cross-country track also offers regenerative units for muscle, tendons and joint recovery in an ideal way.

Artificial turf track (309m) - for regenerative running or walking

All year round, running on the water-permeable artificial turf material, which is filled with quartz sand underneath, gives the user a feeling of running on natural turf. Whether you run barefoot or with shoes, the joint-sparing properties of this track are keenly noticed. The track invites you to concentrate entirely on your feet and the soles of your feet while running, how softly your foot rolls over and how gently you run.

  • Sensomotoric barefoot course (240m) - for barefoot runners on varying surfaces.

Running or walking on all kinds of surfaces and conditions not only strengthens the foot muscles, but also your awareness. Sand, gravel or cross-country surfaces, grit, turf, forest floor or granulate alternate with each other. Running and walking slowly, exactly paying attention to the way your foot roll over.

  • 2 orienteering fixed tracks - for hiking and running with a map and compass.

Tip: The orienteering hiking & running maps can be obtained from the Guest Information Office in Bad Tatzmannsdorf for a fee of €1.50 each.

Our tip: Running at sunrise

Running a small circuit and relaxing briefly in the in-house natural swimming pond or the therapeutic thermal water even before breakfast gives you an indescribable feeling, awakes unimagined powers and makes the first meal of the day taste twice as good.

Austria's first running & walking arena in Bad Tatzmannsdorf

In 2002, the Running & Walking Arena was founded and is considered the "cradle of Nordic walking". On over 371km of hiking, Nordic walking and running paths, you can comfortably discover the region. Enjoy the extensive views of the natural landscape of South Burgenland. An intelligent guidance system provides information about the difficulty of the routes and allows you to hop on at the running & walking arena in numerous places. Also unique in Austria is the training and special course with varying surface conditions in the arena, which provides diversity and meets all kinds of demands.

Intelligent guidance system for orientation while running

An intelligent guidance system brings you onto the right path and informs you about the distance completed, the entire length of the chosen running path, the degree of difficulty while on the go, and offers you the chance to hop onto the running and walking arena in various places.

For better orientation, the hiking & walking routes are marked in blue and signposted with "W", the running paths are red and marked with an "L". The entire path network of the Running & Walking Arena can be found on the Running & Walking Map (scale 1 : 35,000) with path descriptions, kilometre information, degree of difficulty and depiction of altitude profile. The map can be obtained from the guest information office or also at our hotel reception for €3.

There are also special orienteering hiking and running maps. These are available in the Guest Information office of Bad Tatzmannsdorf at the price of €1.50 each.

Enjoyment on the Nordic walking and running trails all year round

Walking, hiking, jogging, running – in the Running and Walking Arena Bad Tatzmannsdorf, you can run all year round. With 300 days of sunshine per year and our mild Pannonian climate, running has enormous appeal even in spring. In autumn, the colour variety of the forests draw you to the running and walking routes. And nothing is more beautiful that running through the wintry landscape on well-cleared paths in the winter, accompanied only by the mist of your breath.

Get to know the countryside and holiday region of South Burgenland while out running

It is difficult to describe South Burgenland in a few sentences and even more difficult to run it off in one day. This region has too many faces. Get to know the gently hilly landscape around Bad Tatzmannsdorf while running in Burgenland. Discover the unique natural stage of South Burgenland while out for a walk or run and enjoy peace and pure nature-

Thanks to the networking of paths and routes from Bad Tatzmannsdorf with the neighbouring towns, there are 138km of running tracks and 233km of hiking/walking trails available in this region, which are specially signposted and classified for runners, Nordic walkers and hikers. The path network of the Running & Walking Arena connects the towns of Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Stadtschlaining, Mariasdorf, Oberwart, Oberschützen, Pinkafeld and Bernstein.

Keep on running – in the Running and Walking Arena Bad Tatzmannsdorf.

Do you want to enjoy the combination of active holiday and relaxation in the thermal spa? Then AVITA Resort is the perfect place for you. Look forward to your holiday and send a non-binding request today!


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Thermal spa reception

Welcome to the AVITA Thermal Spa, your cuddly wellness thermal spa in South Burgenland!

Relaxation pool

In the comfortably warm relaxation pool, it is especially easy to leave the everyday behind. Massage jets, dousing showers, neck jets, ground jets and bubble loungers help with this.

Fun pool

Embedded in the 1,200m² organic natural swimming pond, the open sky above you and massage jets in the water.

Children's pool

Swimming fun ahoy! In the children's pool of the AVITA Thermal Spa, fun and enjoyment in the water element take priority.

Massage pool

In our comfortably warm massage pool, you can relieve your body of all tension that comes with the everyday.

Organic natural swimming pond

Experience magical moments by and in the 1,200m² organic natural swimming pond - the exclusive biotope in the wonderful garden of the AVITA Thermal Spa.

Relax pool

Switch off at the highest level! Visit our wonderful relax pool with panorama glazing and an open view of the open-air museum. Ground jets and massage jets on the wall will ensure an unforgettable wellness experience.

Soft pool

In the soft pool, you can enjoy refreshing swimming fun under the open sky from mid-April to the end of September and can be truly spoiled by the dousing shower in the exclusive environment of the MEDITA Lounge.

Sports pool

Feel like swimming the front crawl or the backstroke? Then our 320m2 sports pool with a length of 25m is perfect for you.


Our incomparable whirlpool is of a very special kind. Thousands of air bubbles gently massage your body while you are enveloped by the comfortably warm water.

Chill quiet room

In the light-flooded "Chill" quiet room, you relax in a gently sensuous ambience with a phenomenal view of the idyllic biotope. Sink into the cosy loungers and leave the everyday behind you.

Well quiet room

In the "Well" quiet room, the view of the green surroundings and the natural swimming pond that you enjoy from the cosy loungers is thrilling. Pure relaxation!

Romantic garden

Comfortable hammocks, cosy swinging chairs and extensive, lush green lounging areas – embedded in the open-air museum – offer a favourite spot for everyone.

AVITA Fitness Centre

In our air-conditioned Fitness Centre with a 200m² training area, you can complete your sports session in a spacious atmosphere with a fantastic panorama before your eyes.


Pilates, fascia training, yoga or mobilisation training: In the Avalon gymnastics room, body and soul will be activated with a range of different sports programmes.


Whatever you need for your stay in the AVITA Thermal Spa in Burgenland, the AVITA Shop is your port of call.

MEDITA Thermal Restaurant

Our MEDITA Thermal Restaurant with sunny panorama terrace presents itself as Mediterranean with a southern flair. Enjoy crunchy salads, homemade pasta, delicious steaks, grilled fish and much more.


Our MEDITA Lounge on the panorama terrace invites you to relax. Enjoy a fruity cocktail or a refreshing ice cream on the cosy lounge furniture

AVITA Lady's Spa

In the wellness area for women, you can move around informally and enjoy privacy. 4 women's saunas, cosy retreat areas, water beds and aromatic fragrances finally let the everyday be just the everyday.

Eden Sauna Garden

In the Eden Sauna Garden, a unique world of wellness is open for your carefree enjoyment. Enjoy the variety of saunas: 16 wellness saunas, such as the saltwater, lake sauna, dryer, mine sauna or the herbal steam bath will provide sauna fans with divine sauna enjoyment


In the AVITA PREMIUM Spa area, you can devote yourself to an entirely separate world of holistic treatments, which affect body, mind and soul. Exclusive massages, facials and body treatments will give you a special break on your wellness holiday.

Hotel reception

During your entire stay, the employees of the AVITA Resort are available to assist you and support you with any concerns surrounding your holiday in the sunny thermal region in South Burgenland.

AVITA Restaurant

Experience gourmet at the highest level in the AVITA Restaurant. Carefully selected ingredients are refined with seasoning and charmingly prepared by our Head Chef Jürgen Zach and his team.

Hotel garden

Directly from the AVITA Exclusive area, you can access our hotel garden, which offers cosy hammocks to lean back in as well as comfortable loungers. A special place exclusively for our hotel guests: the hotel garden offers plenty of space for cosy relaxation, lined by the beautiful ...

AVITA Exclusive

The dignified water, sauna and quiet area AVITAExclusive with its sensuous ambience is exclusively available to hotel guests.

Pool bar

The pool bar in the relaxation pool of the AVITA Thermal Spa draws you to enjoy a cosy chat and refreshing drink in the comfortably warm thermal water.

Sun terrace

Enjoy pleasurable moments on our spacious sun terrace with a wonderful panorama view. From breakfast through the energetic midday snack to the relaxed day's end.

Free cooking

Be there live and witness our chefs preparing the delicacies: our "free cooking" open kitchen provides you with both entertainment and enjoyable anticipation.

Weitblick seminar room

The state-of-the-art equipped, multi-functional, 130m², "Weitblick" room offers plenty of space for ideas. Whether for a larger group or divided into two 65m² rooms - we will find the right version for your seminar or meeting.

Uhudler sauna

The Uhudler sauna is a speciality from South Burgenland and unique to the AVITA Resort. You virtually sit directly in a wine cellar and enjoy a Finnish sauna experience.

Snow sauna

Experience the cold impulse in a new dimension in our unique snow sauna. Let your body gently cool down again after the sauna session and return it to its usual temperature in this way.

Lake sauna

The heat is exuded by a special stone sauna oven. At certain times, different special infusions are performed here - creating a very special experience.