This Art Deco/Art Nouveau masterpiece, a time capsule of 1920’s ‘Red Vienna’, is by far one of the city’s most photogenic pools. Based in Vienna’s working class district, the women’s sauna, decked out with a stained glass roof and mosaic tiles, is a fabulously retro venue in which to sweat it all out.
Reumannpl. 23, 1100 Wien-Favoriten, Austria +43 1 6074747
Arany Spa Vienna
This tranquil oasis is located in a former bank vault in Park Hyatt Vienna. The spa was created using luxury materials, such as gemstones, mother of pearl and gold, giving the atmosphere a truly luxurious feel.
Am Hof 2, 1010 Wien, Austria +43 1 227401130
The Ring Hotel Spa
The view of the Karlskirche through a porthole from the sauna, illuminated at night, is by far the highlight of this boutique day spa in the heart of the city.
Opened in 2010, this sprawling complex covering 75,000 msq (making it Europe’s biggest modern city spa) is a calm oasis, perfect for a one-day holiday. The Brine World (access available at an additional charge) has a variety of saunas of varying temperatures and a ‘Floatarium’ for weightless relaxation.
Kurbadstraße 14, 1100 Wien, Austria +43 1 68009
Sacher Boutique Spa
If staying at the gloriously indulgent Sacher Hotel (named after the world-famous decadent chocolate cake) you should be sure to take a visit to the spa. The luxury Finnish sauna is state of the art, perfect after a hard work out in the spa’s gym.
Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria +43 1 51456510
Aisawan Spa Boutique
One of the first Asian spas to open in Vienna, located in the heart of the city nearby the Stephansdome Cathedral. As well as the fabulous sauna, there is a range of beauty treatments available, including massage and facials.
Grünangergasse 8, 1010 Wien, Austria +43 1 8908501
Constructed just before the beginning of WWI, Jörgerbad is among the oldest indoor swimming pools in Vienna. Tastefully adorned in Art Nouveau decor, with rusty orange and sky blue tiles and a swooping oval glass roof – this impressive building in the low-key 17th district is one of the most attractive places to get your daily exercise. As well as the sauna, be sure to check out all the modern additions that have been added to the original 1914 design, including a water slide that runs partially outside the building.
Jörgerstraße 42-44, 1170 Wien, Austria +43 1 4064305
This unique, male-only spa is one of the oldest in Vienna, with a long legacy behind it. A favourite with the city’s gay community, it is discreetly tucked away in the back streets of the 1st district.
Weihburggasse 18-20, 1010 Wien, Austria +43 1 5133293
The Ritz Carlton
This fabulously classy spa is located in one of Vienna’s finest boutique hotels on the Ring Strasse. The sauna’s temperature ranges between 176° F and 194° F and is state of the art. Other facilities include a steam room and heated relaxation beds.
Located on the outskirts of the suburb of the 13th district Hietzing, home to the well-known Schonbrunn Palace and the city zoo, this low-key sauna offers you the chance to rest and relax in a local setting. A humble pool – surrounded wonderfully tacky palms and sunny yellow tiles that turn a kind of neon deep blue hue at night – is also available to use.
Atzgersdorfer Str. 14, 1130 Wien, Austria +43 1 8045319
Kempinski The Spa
Located inside a luxury hotel, inspired by European seasons and decorated in the impressive colours of the Ottoman Empire, this spa has everything you could dream of for the ultimate R&R weekend, including a few fabulous saunas.
Schottenring 24, 1010 Wien, Austria +43 1 2361000