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Natural Nurture

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NATURAL NURTURE: A peaceful bit of the Austrian woods has come to Berlin’s trendy Hackescher Markt with the new Susanne Kaufmann day spa. A full line of facial and body treatments, including shaving services for men, massage and a private spa for couples, is offered in a pristine white environment.

This is the second location for Kaufmann, whose premier spa is in the alpine Hotel Post Bezau, a family-run resort in the Bregenzerwald region of Austria. Kaufmann’s artisanal line of more than 60 organic products, used and sold in both spas, are handmade in small batches, using plants from the region.

While Germany is home to a host of natural cosmetics companies, Kaufmann feels her line is different, thanks to its deep roots in tradition. Her grandmother used the herbs arnica and St. John’s wort in tonics and poultices — now they’ve made their way into Kaufmann’s high-end creams. The Susanne Kaufmann Spa joins Asian-influenced Yi-Spa Studio and waxing-beauty center Senzera in Berlin’s newest spa row.

— Susan Stone

Susanne Kaufmann Spa Berlin Monbijouplatz 4, 10178; +49-30-2345-5973;


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