Thermal baths and spa experiences in Switzerland

Whether you’re in need of a quick city spa fix or an indulgent weekend away, soothe your stressed-out soul at one of these great relaxation spots

Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad
Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad
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Stadtbad • Zurich

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This stylish and modern hammam, spa and sauna inside the Volkshaus offers treatments from thalassotherapy to Ayurvedic massage. 

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Hammam Basar • Zurich

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With its little café and shop and airy feel, this place primarily aims to attract female visitors - men are only allowed in on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

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Bains des Pâquis • Geneva

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A popular meeting place in summer, these outdoor baths remain open for swimming throughout winter – if you’re that nuts – though the indoor sauna, Turkish bath, hammam and massage service might be more preferable. 

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Solbad & Spa • Schönbühl

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Less than half an hour from Bern, Solbad Schönbühl boasts the largest natural brine spa in Switzerland. Depending on how much you need reviving, you might also fancy the ‘Experience Spa’ with its detoxifying salt scrubs.

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Dampfbad Basel

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Combining an oriental hammam with two steam rooms and massages, the Dampfbad is an oasis of calm in northern Basel’s St Johann district.

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Sole Uno Wellness • Basel

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This large wellness facility offers three saltwater pools, a fire and ice pool, themed showers and saunas, and numerous treatments.

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Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad • Lucerne

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Built by star-architect Mario Botta, this super-slick mountain spa allows you to luxuriate in the waters of the Kaltbad spring, while taking in some superlative Alpine views.

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Walliser Alpentherme & Spa • Leukerbad

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Set in a pretty alpine village, this features a thermally heated outdoor pool with gorgeous mountain views, while inside there’s another large pool, a delightful ‘sauna village’ and treatments. 

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Les Bains de Lavey • Lavey-les-Bains

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Drawing on the hottest thermal water in Switzerland, its large outdoor pool area is equipped with massage jets, waterfalls and a rather addictive whirlpool, while inside you’ll find saunas and hammams. 

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Centre Thermal Yverdon-les-Bains

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This draws on the area’s famed sulphur-rich water to provide a complex comprising one indoor and two outdoor pools, plus two saunas, three hammams, Japanese bath, whirlpool and tropical shower.

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Panorama Resort & Spa • Feusisberg

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

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Thermes Parc • Val d’Illiez

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A relaxing stop-off after a day’s skiing in the Portes du Soleil region, these baths consist of indoor and outdoor pools drawing on 34°C thermal water, a fun thermal river and numerous treatments.

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Bains de la Gruyère • Charmey

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Hang out in the bubble beds and massage jets in the indoor and outdoor pools, sample the hammam and Turkish baths or head to the Nordic Pavilion to try a trio of saunas followed by an icy bucket shower.

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Thermalbad Brigerbad • Brigerbad

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In winter only the thermal (outdoor) pool and the indoor pools are open. The Brigerbad also offers a full range of spa treatments along with a sauna and hammam.

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Bogn Engiadina
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Bogn Engiadina

Six indoor and outdoor pools of purest Scuol village mineral water are just the start of the experience at this winter wellness wonderland in the pristine Lower Engadine national park region. Special features such as waterfalls and a salt-water pool sit alongside an extensive sauna area, Roman Irish bathing circuit and treatments. 
Via dals Bogns 323, Scuol (www.scuol-zernez.com/spa). Daily 8am-9.45pm.

Mineralbad Andeer
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Mineralbad Andeer

Deep in southern Switzerland, Andeer is rightly proud of its thermal waters – and they’re all there waiting for you to try at Mineralbad Andeer. The spa boasts two 34°C pools, as well as Finnish and bio saunas, a steam bath, physiotherapy and much more.
Mineralbad Andeer, Veia Granda 1 J, Andeer (https://mineralbad-andeer.ch). Daily 8am-9pm.

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Splash e Spa Tamaro
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Splash e Spa Tamaro

Splashy waterslides, sweaty saunas and pampering massages combine with the precision of a Swiss watch at this vast 10,000m2 waterpark at the foot of Mount Tamaro. Relaxation guaranteed!
Via Campagnole 1, Rivera-Monteceneri (www.splashespa.ch). Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat, Sun & public holidays 9am-10pm.

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