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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.

The first fresh vegetables and herbs

A gift of nature


In the rhythm of the seasons, spring always brings with it a new beginning. When the first green sprouts and buds appear outside, it is the ideal time to do your body and soul a favour and change to a healthier diet. Spring vegetables and herbs offer a mix of vital substances that is made to order for driving away any trace of springtime lethargy. They contain many vitamins and trace elements that promote can renewal. If you treat yourself to this powerhouse from nature, you will feel this annual renewal of nature taking place in your body as well.

Our superhero of spring, spinach, is a fantastic source of vital substances. It should always be prepared fresh and cooked quickly to ensure the retention of all the vitamins and minerals. We distinguish between summer and winter spinach, depending on the planting time. The former has short-stalked leaves and is more tender. Ist “cousin”, Swiss chard, resembles spinach and can replace it in many dishes, but has a more intensive flavour. Chard can also be used in cases of histamine intolerance.

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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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.