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.
The view over the city from its rooftop pool is simply amazing, and that alone would almost be worth the entrance.
It’s worth making the trip by postbus to reach this mountain spa at 1,400m altitude, if only because of the beautiful views of the surrounding peaks.
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.
Well known for its thermal waters, the pretty alpine village of Leukerbad has several spas, but this is one of the best.
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!).
This large wellness facility includes: three types of saltwater pool; a fire and ice pool; themed showers; and saunas and hammams.
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.
Run by the tenants of Seebad Enge, this stylish and modern hammam inside the Volkshaus offers various treatments, from Thalasso therapy to oriental sugaring.
This famous luxury hotel includes a huge spa with stunning indoor and outdoor pool overlooking Lake Geneva. In colder months head to the winter lodge to skate on its private ice rink too.
A recently built spa resort nestled in a valley on the train route just out of Champéry in the popular Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil region.
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.
In winter only the thermal (outdoor) pool and the indoor pools are open. The Brigerbad also has a full range of spa treatments along with sauna and hammam.
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.
There are more scenic thermal baths in Switzerland, but what this one lacks in bucolic views it makes up for in convenience and a reasonably entry price.
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.
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.
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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