The best saunas in Cologne: Don’t miss out on these 10 locations

Are you looking for the perfect way to wind down in Cologne, but don’t want to purchase a day pass every time you visit the sauna? Perfect! We have the solution for you. Whether you want to tune out after a long workday or are just looking for peace and relaxation, Cologne offers a variety of first-class sauna facilities. Naming the single best sauna in Cologne is almost impossible – after all, it depends on your personal preferences and the selection is especially diverse. 

Nevertheless, we have compiled some of the most beautiful saunas in Cologne in this article to help you find your perfect wellness oasis. And best of all? With your Urban Sports Club membership, you can visit all the saunas in Berlin mentioned here – and of course many more. What are you waiting for? Discover the top saunas in Cologne!

1. The best sauna in Cologne with a panoramic view: Claudius Therme 

Best sauna Cologne Claudius Therme

When we talk about the nicest saunas, the Claudius Therme is definitely a highlight that you should not miss out on. Here you can choose from many different relaxation applications in three huge sauna areas, including a mild herbal steam bath, a panoramic sauna with a view of the Rheinpark and Cologne Cathedral, Finnish saunas, or a seraglio bath with beauty applications. 

Best sauna Cologne Claudius Therme
Best sauna Cologne Claudius Therme

There is even a Finnish-Siberian sauna village in the outdoor area of the main building where you can find sauna classics such as Kelo saunas, earth wall saunas, and Banjas, and also an idyllic fireplace room where you can relax after your sauna session. The Kelo sauna is a traditional sauna hut and was constructed from Kelo wood that is up to 800 years old.

Claudius Therme

Address: Sachsenbergstraße 1, 50679 Innenstadt
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? L, XL-Tarif rates

2. The best sauna in Cologne with a 100-year tradition: Neptunbad

The Neptunbad is a Cologne institution and has long held cult status with nearly 100 years of history. The modern Asian/Japanese wellness environment almost feels like a tropical oasis. Where else can you relax between pools, onsen baths, a lovingly designed zen garden, and four large sun terraces? 

Best sauna Cologne Neptunbad

In the indoor and outdoor area, seven large saunas ensure a varied wellness experience. You can choose between different infusions, including the gentle yachigusa infusion with fresh herbs and the “volcano” of the infusions, the hot funkazan. 


Do you want to relax like an empress or an emperor? Then the historical area with underwater music in the historic and protected Kaiserbad and the applications in the Laconium are perfect for you! 


Address: Neptunplatz 1, 50823 Ehrenfeld
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? L, XL-Tarif rates

3. The best sauna in Cologne with a unique flair: Mauritius Therme

Another highlight that you should not miss out on is the Mauritus Therme – a small oasis of relaxation with a very special flair.

Best sauna Cologne Mauritius Therme

The Mauritius Therme offers seven different saunas, a steam bath, two whirlpools, an outdoor pool with salt from the Dead Sea, and additional massage offerings. Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or for a special experience, there is something for everyone.

Mauritius Therme

Address: Mauritiuskirchplatz 3-11, 50676 Innenstadt
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? L, XL-Tarif rates

Would you rather not always have to buy a day pass if you want to visit a spa, a thermal bath, or a sauna? Urban Sports Club offers you numerous possibilities for relaxation in sauna environments. And instead of having to buy a separate day ticket every time or being tied to a particular gym with a wellness area, one single membership allows you to access a variety of different partners with sauna areas. Learn more about how Urban Sports Club works here.

4. The best sauna in Cologne in the open nature and with a unique thermal brine bath: Hof Hahn 

Hof Hahn

Would you like to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city? Then you should definitely pay a visit to Hof Hahn. In the sauna and bathing landscape in the open nature, about half an hour from the Cologne city center, you can discover in addition to five saunas, two eucalyptus baths, and two steam baths a huge number of swimming and massage baths as well as a thermal brine bath that is unique to the region. The natural thermal brine is conveyed from the depths of the earth and has a relaxing effect on the body at a water temperature of about 37 °C. We recommend it especially after a sporty workout.

Best sauna Cologne Hof Hahn
Best sauna Cologne Hof Hahn

Among the five saunas, you can choose freely from the Volcano Sauna at 80 °C, the Rock Sauna at 85 °C, the Crystal Sauna at 95 °C, the Meditation Sauna at 70 °C, or the Colored Light Sauna at 60 °C. Do you want to dream a bit? Then relax with the sounds of the Color Light Sauna and enjoy a varied dance of colors.

Hof Hahn

Address: Europaring, 50170 Kerpen
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? M, L, XL-Tarif rates

5. The best sauna in Cologne with a simulated sunrise: Agrippabad

The Agrippabad is another facility with something to offer. It has a classic infusion sauna, a steam bath, and sweating opportunities like the “Brechelbad” and the Blockhouse Sauna with its dry environment. The Sabbia Med is also a highlight: Here a simulated sunrise and the Aquaviva-Sauna with natural sounds await you. 

Best sauna Cologne Agrippabad

You also have a wonderful view of the cathedral from the large roof terrace and the connected relaxation room. It’s definitely something to recommend!

Address: Kämmergasse 1, 50676 Innenstadt
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? L (Corporate members), XL-Tarif rates

6. One of the best saunas in Cologne that also has fitness: Bushido

You can optimally combine fitness and wellness in the light-flooded Bushido Fitnessstudio. Since its foundation in 1982, the Bushido has been a privately run gym in the center of the city of Cologne. You can choose from over 300 courses including yoga, Pilates, spine training, deep work and dance, indoor cycling, body pump, and body combat.


To strengthen your muscles and coordination, you also have a large equipment park including circular training, a functional training area, a free weight area, and the multirack at your disposal. After your workout, you can relax in the mixed-gender Finnish sauna.

Address: Mittelstraße 12, 50672 Innenstadt
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? M, L, XL-Tarif rates

7. The best sauna in Cologne with a view of the MediaPark: Just Fit 18 Premium

Another studio that combines fitness with wellness is Just Fit 18 Premium – and the premium fitness club really leaves no desires unfulfilled. You will find everything your heart desires on over five floors. And the highlight? The 20-meter swimming pool, the Sauna, the electric stimulation training (EMS), and the breathtaking view of the MediaPark.

Best sauna Cologne Just Fit 18 Premium

Address: Im Mediapark 4a, 50670 Innenstadt
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? L, XL-Tarif rates

8. The best sauna in Cologne with ValoBad: Stadionbad

Would you like to relax in the sauna after your workout? Then the Stadionbad is definitely another recommendation.

Best sauna Cologne Stadionbad

You can choose between the steam bath, the herbal sauna, the ValoBad, and the Finnish infusion sauna, as well as various relaxation rooms and do something nice for your tired muscles.

Address: Olympiaweg 20, 50933 Lindenthal
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? L, XL-Tarif rates

9. The best sauna in Cologne inside a multifunctional sports arena: Lentpark

Best sauna Cologne Lentpark

Would you like to take a turn swimming in a sports pool? Indulge in childhood memories while ice skating? Enjoy the sun in the natural bathing pond? Or relax in the Sauna during a wellness session? No problem! You will find all this and more at Lentpark. And it is also sustainable: A 260-meter-long ice rink passes through the facilities, which creates ecological and economic synergy effects. The indoor pool is heated with the heat that is generated when cooling the ice hall. 


Lentpark also offers sustainable swimming fun in the summer. A natural bathing pond guarantees swimming enjoyment entirely without chlorine.

Address: Lentstraße 30, 50668 Innenstadt
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? L, XL-Tarif rates

10. The best sauna in Cologne with a view of the cathedral: Holmes Place 

You probably can’t combine sports and wellness more centrally in Cologne – and also with a view of the cathedral! Holmes Place offers you an oasis for the body, mind, and soul at about 4,000 square meters in the heart of the Cologne Old Town. 

Holmes Place

Holmes Place offers a wonderful wellness area with a pool, a whirlpool, various saunas, and a beauty farm on one level. There is also fitness training on modern equipment and an extensive course program.

Holmes Place Sauna

Address: Gürzenichstraße 6-16, 50667 Innenstadt
Which Urban Sports Club rates include this? M, L, XL-Tarif rates

Do you know another top sauna, thermal bath, or other spa in Cologne that is missing from the list? Let us know in the comments! There are many other activities and sauna facilities that you can discover with your Urban Sports Club membership. Also discover the saunas in Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich!


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