The new summer saison of the Hexenwasser in Söll starts from 11 July 2020
With more than 60 wet and wonderful stations, the Hexenwasser theme park, meaning Witch Water, offers a natural experience and encourages the whole family to discover and explore - daily from 09.00 am to 5.30 pm.
Humming stone, witch’s fireplace, singing water bowl, witch’s stone mill, home of the queen bee, witch’s ladder…these are the mysterious titles, as though in a picture book! Anyone aged 3 to 103 can read this book! The people in charge of each station make sure visitors get to see and experience the fascinating wonders of nature in a fun way. Walking barefoot over rocks and stones, through streams and meadows on the longest barefoot trail is reflexology for your feet and revives the entire body. Watch the bees coming and going in the Bee Theatre, copy the bees’ tail wagging dance or even go into the pitch-black beehive, and you’ll soon be walking on air too!
Whether you like the witch’s broomstick, waterwheel, witch’s coins or grinding a lucky stone! “Conjure up” your very special memory of this day at the Witch’s Workshop
A day at the Simonalm
We have built up the old farmhouse "Prandl" from Brixen, a neighboring town of Söll, from the year 1800 in our “Hexenwasser“. The former chambers are used to tell stories, reports, and grow aware "of daily life in a mountain hut."
The idea of the „Hexenwasser“ also includes a reminder of the rural life, work and tradition in the mountains. Without romanticizing and idealizing the „Life on a mountain“ we do open a door in this long forgotten world.
The longest barefoot path in Austria
How do I stand in the world? How do I proceed when I want to undertake something? When is a step progress? Why do we ask: how is it going? Our language is full of references to feet, to walking, to standing (understanding). On the barefoot path, we invite you to put one foot in front of the other, completely deliberately and attentively, and to go on a stroll ("spazieren", the German word for stroll, comes from the Latin spatiari – to indulge). Walking over the wide variety of surfaces massages the soles of the feet, increases circulation, and stimulates the entire organism via the foot's reflex zones.
Learn to think barefoot!
But to do that, you need to take off your shoes and socks. Walking thus also becomes an example for how we proceed. We develop our positions in the same way we position our feet with each step. How about learning how to think barefoot as we walk barefoot? Thinking without preconceptions, feeling one's way, like feet walking along the barefoot path.