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Health begins in the kitchen. We use this ancient axiom as the starting point for introducing you to the enormous importance of the acid-alkaline balance in terms of your health and the role of the VIVAMAYR Principle in attaining this balance. As early as antiquity, Greek physicians knew that our foods should be our remedies and our ­remedies should be our foods.

Nutrition – One essential key to health

A welcome side effect of the Mayr Cure is weight loss and subsequently a flatter stomach. During the Mayr Cure our award winning chefs prepare organic, locally produced food according to each guests diet plan and in accordance with the mild clearing alkalising diet.The goal of the Mayr Cure is to strengthen the performance of the digestive system and improve your digestive health. The Mayr diet has been shown to boost fertility and treat hormonal imbalance.

A time of colourful variety & freshness

Vegetables in great abundance


Summer is a gift of nature; it provides us with fresh vegetables, sweet regional fruits and tasty berries. Summer vegetables are rich in bitter constituents, mustard oils, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, folic acids and many other mineral nutrients. This makes summer a time for combining good eating habits with social activities. And the modern Mayr cuisine is perfect for eating healthfully in the summer; its ingredients are a guarantee for lightness and freshness.

Our superhero of summer, fennel, scores points for its delicate, anise-like aroma. It is low in calories and is loaded with a host if important substances. In addition, the bulbs are rich in iron, potassium and calcium – making them ideal for vegetarians. Fennel is relatively perishable: it should be kept in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, but not longer than a few days, or it will become stringly. A general rule is: the lighter in colour the fennel is, the more tender it will be, the less time it will require to cook, and the more suited it is to be eaten raw.

Cooking classes

The success of your Mayr cure at VIVAMAYR is meant to be durable. This is why we want to introduce you to the Mayr art of healthy cooking.
Our professional team will not only introduce you to exciting recipes at the Mayr Cooking School, but also show you nifty trips and tricks for a healthier diet.
We look forward to welcoming you to the VIVAMAYR Cooking School.

Alkaline cooking - the easy way

Our recipes are easily prepared using the basic utensils found today in any kitchen. For ­making the base soups we recommend an immersion blender, which is also very useful for preparing base sauces. Soups and sauces are even finer and smoother when mixed in a conventional blender. A food processor with the appropriate accessories is helpful in making creams and base spreads, in chopping nuts and creating herbal oils. Enriching your base soup or sauce with freshly pressed juices is well worth the effort for the more concentrated flavour and higher nutrient content they are given. A vegetable and/or fruit juicer is very useful for this.

Find recipes and information about eating alkaline in our VIVAMAYR Cookbook

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Our locations

VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth Winter

Maria Wörth

Located on the idyllic shores of the Wörthersee in a mild mediterranean climate, VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth shows the origin and soul of our holistic health philosophy.


VIVAMAY Altaussee is unique in many ways: europes finest, most modern luxury ressort and spa offers state of the art health and detox treatments in one of the nicest, most picturesque surroundings in the heart of the Austrian alps.