Monday, January 7, 2013

Ever Heard of the Speik?


Speik flower Austria
credit: speikboden.it

Don’t be surprised if you haven’t. Those in the know will understand what this strange looking plant has to offer. It may not offer the secret of youth but it could help you as far as vitality is concerned.

But the Speik cannot be found just anywhere in Austria. No, it is confined to the mountains, and the best place to see it is at the Biospharenpark Nock. You don’t have to worry about going up alone and walking straight past the Speik without even realizing though. This is because there are guided walks specifically designed to find it. You can even get a taste for what this scented plant feels like, thanks to the foot baths that are offered as part of the walk. Since your feet will go through the mill a bit en route to the Speik itself, it seems only fair it gets to make them feel whole again.

So, the best time of year to visit Austria to see the Speik? It would have to be for the two month period from July to August. This is when the scent is at its strongest, and there is plenty of Speik to be seen, smelt and sampled, thanks to its prevalence at the Biospharenpark Nock.

The Speik is said to be able to improve you in every way possible, to clear your mind and refresh your spirit. If you get the chance to go on one of these guided tours during your time in Austria, why not see if there is any truth to it?

Visit this site for a good resource on the Speik in Austria: