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11 Tips for Winter-Wellness

Simply magical!

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Book a massage, enjoy a sauna afternoon or simply go to a café and read a good book: Wellness means one thing above all: to make sure that we have a genuine sense of well-being. Do something good for yourselves. Here are our wellness tips.

Tip 1: Vabali Spa Berlin

vabali spa Berlin
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This wellness oasis looks like a Balinese village, inviting you to take a well-deserved break amongst the urban jungle. The area extends over 20,000 square metres, where you can let your mind wander to distant worlds with a little imagination. Spread over two floors you'll find everything you could wish for when it comes to a wellness day, including two pools, two fireplace rooms, saunas and treatment rooms decorated in Balinese style.

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Tip 2: Surya Villa

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Surya means sun. But not only because of its name is the Berlin Ayurveda Wellness Centre the perfect place to recharge your batteries on grey winter days. Relaxed with traditional Ayurveda treatments, massages, steam baths, sauna or yoga and meditation. For a healthy start into the new year you can also register for an Ayurvedic nutrition consultation. In the shop you will find suitable Ayurvedic teas and spices.

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Tip 3: Olivin

Gartenträume Berlin
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Even in the cold of winter you can relax after the sauna in Olivin’s bamboo garden. The inner courtyard is the green jewel of the wellness lounge amid the factory architecture of the Pfefferberg site. Cuddle up in warm blankets on the loungers and marvel at the view up into the sky over Berlin.

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Tip 4: Finnfloat Sauna

Holiday Inn Berlin-Mitte
Holzsaunabank mit Händtüchern und Aufgussschale © Kosmos 111 - Shutterstock

Whether you want to relax in the sauna for a few hours or plan an overnight trip, Finnfloat Saunafloß is sure to have the right offer for your personal getaway. The floating saunas are available in different sizes and with corresponding offers for two people or larger groups: sunbathe on the roof terrace or book a telescope for romantic starry nights. In various workshops you can learn more about the art of sauna, for example how to use the birch vihta correctly, how to make your own natural peelings or how to cook in the sauna. The mooring point is at Müggelsee.

Finnfloat Sauna

Tip 5: Liquidrom

Liquidrom Berlin © Liquidrom

Everything here is minimalist and therapeutic. In darkened halls you dive into warm salt water pools. Alongside the silky soft water, gentle sounds envelop you and transport you to a world of relaxation. As well as classical music you can also listen to live electro vibes on selected dates. Various saunas and massages complete the offer. 

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Tip 6: MeridianSpa

SPA in Berlin
Wellness: SPA in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Escape the winter cold in fragrant warm air aroma baths. Choose between nine different saunas and several whirlpools. From the swimming pool you have direct access to the roof terrace. From the loungers in the recreation area you can look out through a gigantic glass front. Measuring 9,000 square metres, the Meridian Spa in the Spandau Arcaden offers a great deal of space for wellness and relaxation. Depending on your preference, you can let off steam through sport or book the full indulgence programme in the spa. 

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Tip 7: Turkish bath in the Frauenzentrum Schokoladenfabrik

Schokoladenfabrik Hamam Berlin
Hamam Schokoladenfabrik Berlin © camera4

If you've never been to a hamam before, the Turkish bath at the Schokoladenfabrik is a good place to start. On the one hand it is decorated like a fairy tale, on the other hand you get a detailed explanation of what Kese and Sabunlama are all about – you are also treated to a guided tour through the historical rooms. In addition to the classic hamam treatments, you can relax in a traditional sauna and book massages and cosmetic treatments.

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Tip 8: Saunafloß

Saunafloss Innenansicht
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The raft rocks gently on the Havel while you relax in the warm spruce needle scent of the sauna infusion. Right next to the restaurant ship "Alte Liebe" lies Berlin's floating sauna. The sauna raft offers space for up to four people. Depending on the length of your sauna sessions, you can float as far as Wannsee or even Potsdam. And to cool off you can, of course, jump over board into the Spree!

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Tip 9: Stadtbad Mitte

Stadtbad Mitte
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In the Stadtbad Mitte you can swim your laps in the 50-meter pool. Other indoor swimming pools in Berlin offer beautiful, old halls for a time out for the whole family. The best thing to do is to look directly at the Berliner Bäder Website for an indoor pool near you. Some of the public bath even feature an extra sauna area.

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Tip 10: tranxx

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In tranxxyou float weightlessly in salt water. The relaxing floating bath is accompanied by soft underwater music and soothing light shows. Enjoy the weightless bath as a couple or together. In addition, you can be pampered with a professional massage.

Tip: You can get discounts here with the Berlin WelcomeCard. You can also use all public transport in Berlin for free.

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Tip 11: Fläming Therme Luckenwalde

Fläming Therme  Karapatensauna
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Many thermal spas offer recreation for the whole family in several areas. Swimming, slides and adventure pools for the little ones promise fun for the kids, while the adults can relax in the wellness and sauna area. From the Roman steam bath to the traditional Finnish sauna to the rustic Carpathian sauna: a visit to the Fläming Therme in Luckenwalde is a soothing experience, especially in the winter months.

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Josefine Köhn-Haskins


is originally from Munich and started out her career at one of Germanys largest daily news papers. Before finding her home in Berlin, she also reported as a correspondent and trend scout from the US. Today she is cruising Berlin's neighbourhoods, always on the lookout for good stories - with a focus on culture, music and ideas for the future of an innovative Berlin. All posts