Photo credit: Hürlimann Thermal Spa Zurich
Hammams, Spas, Steams and Saunas
One of the nicest things to do anytime of year in Zurich is to visit a hammam, spa, steam or sauna. You can enjoy an afternoon (or maybe even a day?) of total relaxation – a great antidote to the stresses of everyday life. It really feels special visiting one in Winter when there’s snow on the ground and everywhere outside is cold and grey, and as you step through the door you feel the warmth hit you.
So if you’re looking from an escape from the cold or simply feel in need of a Hammam, Spa, Steam or Sauna in Zurich hopefully this little guide will help!
Please note different rules regarding nakedness in each of the Spas listed below – so please ask before booking if you want to check.
Photo credit: Patumbah Hammam
Hamman at Patumbah Park
The Hammam at the Patumbah Park is located in the Seefeld area of Zurich. The interior of the building is made of natural materials, with a floor of Jurassic limestone and the whole feeling is a little bit “Mediterranean”. The rooms are arranged to follow the normal Hammam ritual – the dressing room, followed by the warm-up, the warm and hot rooms and finally the relaxation room.
The hammam is open from 10am – 10pm (though check website for holiday openings) and there are separate opening days for men and women. For men it’s Saturdays and Mondays and women Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Address: Mühlebachstrasse 157-159, 8008 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 382 90 60
For more information please visit the Hammam Basar website here.
Zurich’s Stadtbad, Hammam and Sauna
Located just below the Volkhaus, the Stadtbad opened in 2012 after an extensive refurbishment. Modern and well designed with a good range of additional spa treatments.
Stadtbad Zürich Thermalbad
Address: Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 241 04 27
Please read here to find out more.
Hürlimann Thermal Bath and Spa
The former brewery is now home to the popular roof top Hürlimann Thermal Bath and Spa. The thermal water comes straight out of Zürich’s ‘Aqui’ source, bursting with valuable minerals and water temperatures ranging from 95 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit. They have an open-air rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of Zurich but there is no hammam.
Address: Brandschenkestrasse 150, 8002 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 205 96 50
For more information please the Hürliman website here.
Spas, Steams and Saunas
The Spa at the Hotel Dolder Grand
The Dolder Grand – Why not splash out? This luxurious spa boasts a range of great facilities including a spectacular outdoor swimming pool with a view, a lounge area with outdoor whirlpools, sanarium, steambath and a snowparadise too. There are special packages available to non-residents of the Dolder Grand for the spa and wellness area as well as a range of treatments.
Dolder Grand Spa
Address: Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 456 60 00
Visit the Dolder Grand Spa website here for more details and ….>>>>> read our about our visit to the Spa at the Hotel Dolder Grand here
Photo Credit Holmes Place Jelmoli
Holmes Place Jelmoli – conveniently located on the 5th floor of Jelmoli the spa and wellness centre at Holmes Place offers a great opportunity to combine wellness and shopping – what a combo! No hammam, but the spa offers a jacuzzi, various steams and saunas as well as a variety of relaxation areas as well as an extensive range of treatments. The on site cafe offers good, healthy options and power shakes.
Holmes Place Jelmoli
Address: 5th & 6th Floor Jelmoli, Steinmühleplatz 1 8001 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 215 24 20
For more information please read here.
A Little Further Afield …
Tamina Spa at Bad Ragaz
If you don’t mind travelling an hour or so away from Zurich, you might also be interested in the Tamina Spa at Bad Ragaz. Find out more by reading our article on the Tamina Spa Bad Ragaz here.
Tamina Thermal Spa at Bad Ragaz
Spa Break – Nescens Better Aging at Grand Hotel Jungfrau Victoria in Interlaken
If you want to truly immerse yourself in the spirit of the spa, why not head to Interlaken for a luxury stay at the Grand Hotel Victoria Jungfrau where they have a 5,500 square meter area dedicated to the art of the spa with emphasis on the Nescens better aging principles. As well as the pools, saunas, steams, quiet rooms and beauty and treatment areas they do day spa visits as well as overnight and 4 and 7 day Better Aging programs designed to make you feel refreshed and reinvigorated in body and mind. Just 2 hours from Zurich by train and a little over one and a half hours by car. Find out more here.
La Réserve Nescens Better Aging Spa
Hotel La Réserve in Geneva also offers the Nescens Better Aging Spa Concept too at their luxury lakeside hotel complete with a very beautiful and extensive zen-like spa area. The hotel boasts the only 1 Michelin star Chinese restaurant in Switzerland and the spa offers a variety of Nescens Better Aging treatments and programs. For more information see here.
Bergpspa Hotel La Val Brigels
A beautiful mountain destination in a gorgeous location in the Swiss countryside which boast a lovely spa with a beautiful, blue bijoux pool. They offer a range of facials and treatments, including one using locally grown herbs. The friendly staff do everything to make your stay as relaxing as possible and they offer a variety of options for stays. Find out more here.
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