Dampfbad Basel

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  • St. Johann
Dampfbad Basel
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Time Out says

An oriental hammam and steam room that provides an antidote to city life.

Whether you are local or in town for shopping, a meeting or an event, the Dampfbad in northern Basel’s St. Johann is the perfect retreat. Combining an oriental hammam with two steam rooms and a range of massages, it is an oasis of calm in muted beiges and greys. The recommended ritual includes a warming shower, 10 minutes in an aromatic 48 degrees steam room, a body scrub and a session in the 34 degrees relaxation pool, and can be repeated as many times as you like. Booking a massage as part of your visit is a luxurious addition. Thoughtful touches that enhance comfort include complimentary spiced tea, apples and eye masks in the rest room, natural Aesop toiletries in the showers and an endless supply of gold-threaded ‘Pestemals’ (Turkish bath towels) to protect your modesty. That’s right, you don’t have to be naked to enter – something of a rarity in Swiss steam rooms. 


Vogesenplatz 1
Tram 1
Single entry CHF32
Opening hours:
11.30am-10pm Mon-Fri (Mon women only); 10am-10pm Sat; 10am-8pm Sun
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