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Find out about project outcomes, scientific results and best practice examples on nature-based and health promoting tourism in the Alpine region.

HEALPS2 project

Healing Alps output video

HEALPS² project outputs

HEALPS2 Project output

Alpine natural health resources

This brochure presents 21 natural health resources offered by the Alpine region. Alongside the basic knowledge, studies with the level of medical evidence and the potential for health tourism are cited for each resource.

The brochure is available in all five alpine languages:


Below you will find the digital version of the brochure and a filter system that allows you to search for a resource in an individual and target-oriented way.

HEALPS2 Project output

Digital and Strategic Innovation for Alpine Health Tourism

Natural Resources, Digital Tools and Innovation Practices from HEALPS 2 Project.


This open access book presents a set of practical tools and collaborative solutions in multi-disciplinary settings to foster the Alpine Space health tourism industry´s innovation and competitiveness.

HEALPS2 Project output

Alpine Health Tourism Innovation Model

The Alpine Health Tourism Innovation Model is a schematic model that provides an easy-to-follow framework, strategies and techniques in order to enhance the capacity of Alpine regions to develop and implenement innovative health tourism value chains with an integrated transnational approach.

HEALPS2 Project output

Training Toolkit on Innovation Model and Tactical Toolset

The interactive HEALPS² toolkit is a practical tool for the development of nature-based and health tourism products with high product quality, which is the central challenge in nature-based and health-promoting tourism.

HEALPS2 Project output

Policy recommendations & strategies for the positioning of the Alpine Space as a health tourism destination

The implementation of developing Alpine Health Tourism can not only be up to the actors in the regions, but also to the policy, which should further improve and develop the framework conditions in the field of nature-based health tourism.

recommendations for regional EU programmes
recommendations for cross-border EU programmes
recommendations for transnational EU programmes


synthesis of recommendations & strategies for Alpine health tourism development

HEALPS2 Project output

Alpine Health Tourism Action Plan

Devising Actionable Strategies for the Development of Nature-Based Health Tourism to improve Quality of Life and Quality of Region

The brochure is available in English and German



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Final conference

Final Conference Interreg HEALPS2 Project

The event featured leading figures from the regional and international health tourism industry who will present experiences related to the theme such as promoting health tourism offerings within specific areas of the Alpine macro region in Europe and enhancing natural resources for therapeutic purposes.

The conference presented scientific project results-such as the Health Tourism Management Toolset, the Alpine Health Tourism Innovation Model and the Training Toolkit on Innovation Model and Tactical Toolset-and discuss the different perspectives with health tourism professionals and policy makers.

Watch the video here.

Watch the video interviews on the Univerlecco website:

Scenario Tool

Introducing the Scenario Tool

The powerful scenario tool helps destination managers to analyse and optimize the health tourism potential of their region. The tool matches the needs and expectations of guests with the natural resource profile of a destination. This allows for the creation of added value in terms of public.


Watch the video here.


Introducing Healing Alps

This first video will introduce you to the Interreg Alpine Space project HEALPS² and present the healing resources, main objectives and the approach which aims at positioning the Alpine Space as a globally attractive healing region.

Watch it here.


Therapeutic Climbing

In the alpine mountains there are countless climbing and bouldering routes with varying degrees of difficulty. Therapeutic climbing is a new approach with promising evidence.

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Kneipp Hydrotherapy

Sebastian Kneipp, the father of Kneippism, developed this special kind of Hydrotherapy.. What clinical research is there on its benefits and effectiveness?

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International Symposium

Healing Power of the Alps

In October 2021 the community met for the International Symposium in Bad Hofgastein to share their knowledge about nature-based and health promoting tourism as a motor out of the crisis. Our recap summarizes the findings and gives a glimpse into the atmosphere at the venue.


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