Tucked down a cobbled street in the middle of foodie district Prenzlauer Berg, the beautiful old town baths have now reopened as an elegant hotel with an even more extraordinary swimming pool and a modest underground spa. Designed in 1898, the main room’s high ceilings and beautiful tiles exude old-world elegance. To get a sense of the building’s history, take one of the city bath tours on Tuesdays (no registration required). Either way, make sure to check out the ice fountain.
When one thinks of Berlin, total rejuvenation and relaxation might not immediately spring to mind. The German capital is always surprising, and there is a wide range of wellness and spa treatments centres here to help take the edge off that hangover. Berlin is famous for its nightlife, but it is fast becoming beloved for its spas too.
Innovation abounds as frequently as tradition, meaning you can find everything from old fashioned massages to musical Aufguss aromatherapy. The best saunas and spas in Berlin are all sorts of relaxing, but that innate Berliner desire to perform is often apparent in this most unlikely of spheres. What a tremendous city this truly is.
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