Pure relaxation: Wellness tips for your Berlin vacation
Right now it can feel especially good to take some time off. Please note, however, that the wellness areas, spas and swimming pools are currently closed and will probably only be open to a limited extent beyond November. A few providers like Finfloat or Saunafloss offer individual relaxation moments in a small, private space. Please observe the usual distance and hygiene regulations during your visit and read our tips for a safe and responsible visit to Berlin and other important information on the current situation. Take care of yourself, stay healthy - and spoil yourself with a comfortable wellness day at home. Please also read our tips for a safe and responsible visit to Berlin and other
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city
Berlin is exciting. There's something new to discover on every corner. Although the cultural highlights and sights are currently closed, you can also take a walk in the countryside or right across the city to relax and unwind. Please pay attention to the current distance and hygiene rules and wear a mask on busy shopping streets.
Wellness with history
Almost every neighborhood has its own public swimming pool. The bath houses have a long tradition in Berlin and date back to a time when not all apartments were equipped with a shower or bathtub. Fortunately, that has changed in the meantime. For the next few weeks, we still recommend wellness and relaxation at home. Due to the current situation, most bathhouses are unfortunately closed at the moment. We will inform you as soon as this changes.
Swim in Berlin's oldest indoor pool. The pool constructed in Art Nouveau underwent extensive renovations in the seventies. A 25-metre pool and an integrated wading pool are hidden behind the brick Gothic.
Temporarily closed. - With its opening in 1914, the public pool was already considered to be among Europe’s most beautiful pools. Today, with up to 10,000 daily guests, it is one the largest facilities of its kind. Architect reinhold Kiehl designed the model after an ancient thermal bath, bringing about an ensemble of public bath and library. A dome construction with skylight and a round plunge pool belonged to the Russian/Roman bathing facility. After the reconstruction of 1984, the sauna area of the Heritage Protected building was in 1999 newly expanded.
Currently closed - Sporty people will definitely get their money's worth in Stadtbad Mitte. In addition to the 50-metre swimming pool and 2 fitness rooms, you can take yoga classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Stadtbad Schöneberg public swimming pool reopened in January 2012 after three years of renovation work. This work turned out to be considerably more expensive than planned, but all the more necessary because of it. Since it reopened, the swimming pool has borne the name of the Jewish entertainer and presenter of the TV show Dalli Dalli, Hans Rosenthal. He learnt to swim here for the first time at age 25, after he was forbidden to enter the swimming pool as a child by the Nazis.
Currently closed - If anything is missing in Berlin, it's the sea. The wave pool in the Bad am Spreewaldplatz swimming pool gives youngsters an idea of the force of nature before they go on a trip to the coast by the sea or even the ocean.
If you are strolling through Berlin, you are welcome to take off your shoes and take a break for a while. Time and again you will find gardens both large and small, meadows, playgrounds and magnificent parks in the middle of the city. There are around 2500 public green spaces in Berlin with an area of 6500 hectares. For comparison: one hectare is about the size of a professional football field.
In summer, Berlin also offers a range of outdoor fitness activities: Try tai chi or yoga at Tempelhofer Feld. The oldest Buddhist temple in Europe invites you to meditation courses in Frohnau. And along the Spree you will always find a quiet place to relax on the riverbank with a view over the water.
Or how about a trip to the area around Berlin? Surrounded by woods, fields and meadows, spacious thermal baths and sauna landscapes invite you to unwind.
To ensure your holiday is really relaxed, we will be happy to help you put together the Berlin trip that is right for you.