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Thermal baths & spa experiences in Switzerland

Unwind with our guide to the some of the best spas, thermal baths and wellness experiences in Switzerland

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Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad • Lucerne

Capitalising on the longstanding history of wellness tourists ‘taking the water’ on the Rigi mountain near Lucerne, this spa, opened in 2012, offers modern-day visitors the chance to luxuriate in the mineral waters of the Kaltbad spring.

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Dampfbad Basel

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.

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St. Johann

Splash & Spa Tamaro • Ticino


Get set for a tidal wave of fun and, er, relaxation! Splash & Spa Tamaro has a huge amount of water-based activities on offer. First up, there's five exciting waterslides to try (we suggest the Gravity Killer!). 

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Panorama Resort & Spa • Feusisberg

It’s all in the name when it comes to Panorama Resort & Spa. Situated at 700 metres above sea level in Feusisberg, the resort has floor-to-ceiling windows that frame romantic vistas of Lake Zurich and the hills beyond. 

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Central Switzerland

Stadtbad • Zurich

Run by the tenants of Seebad Enge, this stylish and modern hammam inside the Volkshaus offers various treatments, from Thalasso therapy to oriental sugaring. 

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Bains de la Gruyère • Charmey

Hang out in the bubble beds and jacuzzis in the indoor and outdoor pools, sunbathe on the rooftop terrace, sample the hammam and Turkish baths or head to the Nordic Pavillion to try a trio of saunas followed by an icy bucket shower.

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Alpes vaudoises

Les Bains de Lavey • Lavey-les-Bains


Drawing on the hottest thermal water in Switzerland, its large outdoor pool is equipped with various jacuzzis, massage water spouts, a mushroom fountain and a rather addictive whirlpool that’s fun to drift around in the strong current. 

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Bains des Pâquis • Geneva


Built in the 1930s, the Bains des Pâquis is a public swimming baths right on Lake Geneva and a popular social meeting place for Genevois of all ages, shapes and wallet-sizes. In winter you can still swim – if you’re that nuts – or take advantage of the sauna, Turkish bath, hammam and massage service instead.

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Solbad & Spa • Schönbühl

Less than half an hour from Bern, Solbad Schönbühl boasts the largest natural brine spa in Switzerland. You can also opt for the 'Experience Spa' and its detoxifying salt scrubs, depending on how much your energy levels need to be revived.

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Hammam Basar • Zurich

With its little café and shop and airy feel, it wants to attract primarily women - men are only allowed in on Thursdays and Saturdays. 

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