Pure relaxation: Wellness tips for your Berlin vacation
Let yourself be pampered and plan a wellness day during your vacation in Berlin. Whether city baths, neighborhood saunas or luxurious day spas, Berlin has something for everyone. These include the city's many historic baths, such as the Stadtbad Neukölln, which was designed on the model of an ancient thermal bath.
The Women's Hamam in the Chocolate Factory is considered the first Turkish bath in Germany. At Saltero's spa, two rooms of white salt await you. This cave, created from massive masses of salt, not only creates a special and luxurious ambience, but at the same time you ingest valuable minerals with every breath you take. Enjoy a salt peeling massage or a variety of other wellness treatments. Or enjoy a little vacation feeling on the spacious resort area of the vabali Spa.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city
Berlin is exciting. There is something new to discover around every corner. Cultural highlights and tourist attractions are just waiting to be explored, as well as big shows and smaller concerts in the neighbourhoods. Some restaurants serve haute cuisine, while others will lure you with the smell of hearty Berlin cuisine and Currywurst. On a tour through the city, your senses are constantly stimulated by new scents and smells, by music and conversations. Around the clock.
Fortunately, Berlin also offers many oases of peace and wellness. In the tranxx you will float on silky water and experience absolute deep relaxation with gentle underwater music. There are also discounts with the Berlin WelcomeCard, as well as at Fußfetifisch Berlin, where a shoal of scaled employees takes care of the hardened skin on your feet. Why don’t you give it a try during your next visit to Berlin?
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. Today, Berliners meet here to take a few laps together or to relax in the sauna. In the original Turkish baths of the city you can enjoy relaxation like from 1001 nights.
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.
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.
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.