The best queer-friendly saunas and spas in Berlin

In winter particularly, hot baths and saunas can be a blessing. Annabelle Georgen, Culture Editor of the queer city magazine SIEGESSÄULE, introduces ten special spas and thermal baths all over Berlin where gays, lesbians and the queer community are welcome.

Vabali Spa Berlin: Enchanting spa with huge outdoor area.

Vabali Spa Berlin

A day at Vabali feels like a trip to Indonesia: this enchanting giant spa with a large outdoor area is decorated in Balinese style, complete with huts, a carved wooden interior, Buddha statues, and bamboo bushes. Guests can choose from more than a dozen saunas and steam baths, various pools and numerous infusions and body care treatments. You can treat yourself to a nap on a warm water mattress in the magnificently decorated relaxation areas. Divine!

Vabali Spa Berlin
Seydlitzstraße 6, 10557 Berlin-Moabit
S+U Hauptbahnhof
Website of the Vabali Spa Berlin

Boiler Berlin: Berlin's only explicitly gay sauna

Der Boiler

Berlin's only explicitly gay sauna is an institution in the scene. In the Boiler, relaxation meets excitement. In addition to a large pool, two saunas and a steam bath, there is a cruising area with industrial flair and plenty of space for erotic encounters.

Der Boiler
Mehringdamm 34, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
U Mehringdamm
Website of the Boiler

The Women's Hamam in the Schokofabrik

Women's Hamam in the Schokofabrik

This small Turkish bath for women is tucked away in the backyard of the Schokoladenfabrik Women's Centre, a German feminist institution. Amidst opulent oriental décor, you can unwind among women in a relaxed atmosphere. A small sauna and an infrared cabin complete the amenities. On certain days, the hamam also welcomes trans* and non-binary people. Details can be found on the website.

Frauenhamam in der Schokofabrik
Mariannenstraße 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
U Görlitzer Bahnhof
Website of the Frauenhamam

Stadtbad Neukölln: Spa in antique design

Sauna at Stadtbad Neukölln

The Stadtbad Neukölln is undoubtedly the most beautiful swimming pool in Berlin. It was designed and built at the beginning of the 20th century, modelled on an ancient thermal bath. The large swimming hall, framed by stone columns, is reminiscent of a Greek temple. The large sauna area is also inspired by this classicist aesthetic. On Mondays, the sauna is only open to women.

Sauna im Stadtbad Neukölln
Ganghoferstraße 3, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
U Karl-Marx-Straße
Website of the Berliner Bäder

Liquidrom: sauna in modern architecture


The trademark of Liquidrom is its futuristic architecture, made entirely of concrete. In addition to a large top-class wellbeing area with three saunas and an aroma steam bath, there is a unique thermal pool. You can float on the surface in the warm salty water while marvelling at the large concrete dome that extends over the pool. Meanwhile, music can be heard under the water, and on certain days DJs play live music.

Möckernstraße 10, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
S Anhalter Bahnhof
Website of the Liquidrom

Sauna by the lake: The sauna Plötzensee – Swedding

Sauna Plötzensee – Swedding

The Sauna Plötzensee - Swedding has a rustic atmosphere and is located directly on the lake's beach. The facility consists of three small wooden saunas set up at the FFK (nudist) area of Strandbad Plötzensee. Between two sauna sessions, you can chill by the fire bowl on the lakeside in the evening. FLINTA* sauna evenings are held on the first Saturday of every month.

Sauna Plötzensee – Swedding
Nordufer 26, 13351 Berlin-Wedding
Tramway Virchow-Klinikum
Website of the Sauna Plötzensee

Sultan Hamam: Relaxation with oriental flair

Sultan Hamam Berlin

A spacious marble bathing room, cosy niches to relax in, a bar with refined oriental décor - this noble hamam is one of the most beautiful in Berlin! The Sultan Hamam also offers a wide range of massages, peelings and cosmetic treatments. A sauna is also available.

Sultan Hamam Berlin
Bülowstraße 56-57, 10783 Berlin-Schöneberg
S + U Yorckstraße
Website of the Sultan Hamam


If you fancy a unique and exclusive sauna experience for two or with friends, you can rent the Finnfloat and sail on the Großer Müggelsee lake in south-east Berlin. Up to eight people can fit into the beautiful Finnish sauna raft with roof terrace - a lake view is always guaranteed. After a sweat session, all you have to do is jump into the water to cool off.

Müggelseedamm 70, 12587 Berlin-Friedrichshagen
Tram Wassersportzentrum
Website of Finnfloat

Lützow Sauna

The Lützow Sauna is one of the oldest wellbeing facilities in the city. For almost 50 years, Berliners have been coming here to relax for a few hours in an esoteric atmosphere. In addition to a Finnish sauna, there is also a steam bath and a sanarium. Another plus is the large indoor pool.

Lützow Sauna
Lützowstraße 106, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
U Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Park
Website of Lützow Sauna

Saunabad Berlin

In addition to a classic Finnish sauna, the small neighbourhood sauna, Saunabad Berlin, in Prenzlauer Berg offers a 100-degree sauna located in a quiet, refreshing garden. Pure relaxation!

Saunabad Berlin
Rykestraße 10, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Tram Marienburger Straße
Website of Saunabad Berlin

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