The Top Spas and Wellness Centres to Book in and Around Aachen

Parkhotel Quellenhof Aachen is a palatial hotel offering excellent service in luxurious surroundings
Parkhotel Quellenhof Aachen is a palatial hotel offering excellent service in luxurious surroundings | Courtesy of Parkhotel Quellenhof Aachen / Expedia
Matt Charlton

The westernmost town in Germany, ancient Aachen is home to one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe, and is known for its healing thermal waters and hot springs dating back to Roman times.

The city is now home to some of the best pampering opportunities in the North Rhine, with everything from saunas to mud treatments and deep tissue massage – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Parkhotel Quellenhof Aachen

Hotel, Luxury

Parkhotel Quellenhof Aachen
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Known by locals as “the living room of Aachen” (just don’t put your feet on the furniture), there are great little touches to this already palatial hotel, including excellent service, beautiful accommodation and luxurious surroundings. The spa is something special, too, and the price of a non-resident day pass is surprisingly modest. After some time in the state-of-the-art gym, ease your aching body with a Finnish sauna, steam bath, facial or massage.

2. Art Hotel Aachen Superior

Hotel

Art Hotel Aachen Superior
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The new addition of a hydromassage machine to this friendly, family-run spa hotel is something they’re very proud of, and rightly so. A bit like a waterbed, but with the addition of high-powered jets to pummel the knots out of your back, it’ll do you the world of good. There’s also a Finnish sauna, a steam room (for a small additional fee) and a calming relaxation area.

3. Aquis Grana City Hotel

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This four-star hotel, in the shadow of Aachen Cathedral in the heart of the old town, doesn’t have its own on-site spa, but it’s just a short walk from the Wellbeing Day Spa, which offers all the treatments you could possibly need for a soothing sojourn, including full body and scalp massages, anti-aging facials and peels and even specialities such as trigger point treatment, ideal for athletes with specific muscular niggles.

4. INNSiDE by Melia Aachen

Hotel

INNSiDE by Melia Aachen
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Putting the slick into city slicker, you’ll sure feel like one when you check into this bright, modern and laid-back hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the cathedral. The Uptown Sky Lounge and Restaurant, with romantic old-town views, is an Aachen hotspot. And, just a short walk from your stylish, monochrome-themed room, you’ll find a killer gym and sauna where you can get your sweat on before cooling down rapidly with a bucket of ice water. It’s good for you, apparently.

5. POHA Stay Aachen

Hotel, Apartment

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What’s POHA all about? High-quality, ecofriendly, fully furnished short-term lease flats with bags of design flair. You’re smack in the middle of the city centre here, surrounded by fantastic places to eat, drink and have fun, as well as many cultural gems, including Theater Aachen, just across the street. A few minutes away is Shwerlos, where you can experience all the relaxing weirdness of a floatation tank, as well as a wide range of massage treatments.

6. Living28

Apartment

Live it up like one of the (more affluent) Aachen locals in this block of super-stylish holiday apartments. You’ll get a fully equipped kitchen with a range cooker, full-size fridge, coffee machine and dishwasher, plus Bose Bluetooth speakers for when you want to crank up the atmosphere. You’re also moments away from Aachen Cathedral, Bismarck Tower and the aforementioned Shwerlos spa, with its encyclopaedic range of treatments.

7. Hotel 3 Könige

Hotel

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The Hotel 3 Könige (Three Kings) comes bearing many gifts. Rooms are cottage-cosy, with charming restored furniture, king-size beds upholstered in stylish ticking-stripe fabric and immaculate, ice-white bathrooms. Most come with delightful views of ancient Aachen from the windows, and you’re less than a 20-minute walk from Saunapark Würselen, which offers steam baths, swimming pool, foot baths, wellness massages and a wealth of other treats – just no gold, frankincense or myrrh, sadly.

8. Kragemann Hotel and Vinothek

Hotel

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© Roetgen Therme

A little way out of Aachen, this historic and charming half-timbered house is centrally located in Simmerath, right between Monschau, Rursee and the Eifel National Park, with modern, luxurious rooms featuring Italian marble bathrooms. Only 15 minutes away you’ll find the Roetgen Therme, featuring multiple themed saunas and steam room. There’s even nudist swimming if you want to go fully au naturel.

This is a rewrite of an article originally by Marion Kutter.

If spas aren’t for you, check out the best hotels in Aachen.

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