Thermal spas are the perfect getaway from your bustling routine, and you can find numerous spas and resorts throughout Switzerland. These spas are known for their mineral-rich waters with healing properties discovered centuries-ago while featuring scenic locations that soothe your eyes. So, if you are looking for one, below are the top-rated thermal spas and resorts in Switzerland for you to visit.
1. Leukerbad-Therme, Leukerbad
Located in the Alps, Leukerbad-Therme is the largest spa, offering 10 thermal baths. These baths range in temperature from 28 degrees Celsius to 43 degrees Celsius. Alongside the soothing bath, the resort also has other fun features such as a Japanese-style hot bath, whirlpool baths, and a cold-water bath.
Leukerbad-Therme is the most family-friendly spa in Switzerland, housing numerous hotels and apartments suiting all budgets. The spa uses water from its private spring, producing more than 3.9 million litres of hot water every day. Leukerbad is a small village in Valais canton famous for its hiking trails and Daubensee Lake, where you can spend quality family time.
Operating hours: Hot springs open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sauna Wellness Centre opens Daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
2. Mineralbad and Spa, Rigi Kaltbad
Mineralbad and Spa is a perfect getaway destination for anyone looking for a stunning view of the Swiss Alps. The resort is set in the beautiful and peaceful mountains of Mt. Rigi and Lake Lucerne, and it has both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as whirlpools, massage jets, and steam baths. The spa area offers a separate relaxation area with a lounge, a herbal spa, and the famous crystal spa.
Operating hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
3. Thermal Springs of Baden
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While you may get confused by the Baden in Germany, Switzerland’s Baden is one of the oldest spa destinations in Europe. The spa has a fascinating history that dates back to the ancient Romans discovering the healing properties of 18 sulphurous springs that heal your body. You can choose from different spas and resorts at the traditional Atrium-Hotel Blume or Modern Fitness Center Baden, including a sauna, spa, detox, and whirlpool. Besides, you can also enjoy pampering your feet in the rejuvenating waters of Baden.
Operation hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
4. Therme, Vals
Therme in Vals lists as one of those places you want to return to and can’t get enough of. While most visitors come here to see the 7132 Therme, crafted from dense green mountain quartz, this spa is not only an architectural wonder but also gives you a rejuvenating experience with its natural mineral waters.
Operating hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesday-Sunday, 7132 Therme closes at 8:00 pm.
5. Hammam and Spa Oktogon Bern
Hamman and Spa Oktogon Bern, with its essence of oriental traditions, is a spa whose rituals are based on the gradual warming and cleaning of the body. The spa is located in an octagonal building that once housed the first gas boiler in the city. At this spa, you move through seven rooms—from the traditional steam rooms to hot pools and relaxation pools—as you treat your body with soothing body peels and scrubs. Unlike most spas, where nudity is prohibited, visitors to Hamman are given a traditional body towel called a paternal.
Operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm
Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
6. Termali Salini and Spa, Locarno
Termali Salini and Spa gives you a great opportunity to enjoy Turkish baths, saunas, and indoor and outdoor pools with beautiful views of Lake Locarno. The pool also features saltwater of varied temperatures suiting your preferences. Unfortunately, there is no hotel at the spa, but there are three private suites where you can revel in various treatments and massages.
Operating hours: September-June, 9:00 am to 9:30 pm, July and August, 10:00 a.m. to 9:pm
7. Wellness-Welt Sole Uno, Rheinfelden
Wellness-Welt Sole Uno offers a one-of-a-kind experience to rejuvenate your body and mind in a tranquil setting near the German border. The spa includes many pools with varying levels of saltiness, a tropical shower, an alpine shower, aromatherapy baths, and more, with outdoor areas to relax.
Operating hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 pm daily
8. Thermalbad and Spa, Zurich
Offering one of the best views of the city, Thermalbad and Spa offers numerous ways to indulge in various activities like spa baths, whirlpools, a massage pool, a shallow water zone, and bubble seats. Most famous of all, enjoy a bath on a rooftop bath area with striking views of Zurich and the mountains. The spa also hosts various events, including a special Christmas dinner at the spa and New Year’s Eve with fireworks.
Operating hours: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
9. Solbad and Spa, Schonbuhl
Solbad and Spa, located just outside Bern, is the largest natural brine spa in Switzerland. It has some of the most outstanding features in Europe, including three worlds: a sauna, a spa, and a bathing area. The spa also offers a traditional Finnish sauna, massages, salt scrubs, a thermal pool, and a herbal steam bath. Impressive of all, the walled circular pool producing underwater music is a relaxing experience.
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 9:30 pm
10. Tamina Thermal Spa, Bad Ragoz
One of the most renowned spas in Switzerland, Tamina Thermal Spa, is located in the canton of St. Gallen in Bad Ragaz. This public centre lures many tourists with a large pool set at 36 degrees Celsius temperature, a sauna village with steam baths and saunas, and a wellness centre offering beauty treatments and massages.
Operating hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily except on Fridays from 11:00 pm onwards.
You might have realised by now Switzerland is one of the most scenic countries where you can enjoy a soothing and calming bath. These thermal spas in Switzerland are extremely popular for their healing waters improving your immune system, and giving you glowy skin. So, get your tickets.