There are more than 9,000 spas in Germany, which are visited by millions of people every year. However, what is surprising is that the prices vary greatly depending on the city and region.
For many, a visit to a thermal bath is a small wellness break from everyday life. In winter you can let yourself be pampered with an infusion in the sauna and in summer explore the world of slides as a family. In the thermal baths and spas of this country there are usually so many attractions that you could spend hours there. But that also costs money.
Indoor and thermal pools without saunas at cost control – in the Ruhr area you can relax cheaply
You pay significantly less for indoor pools in many places. Although they do not have many offers, the average entry here is only 5.23 euros. Bathing places in Essen and Dortmund are particularly cheap. The entrance to the indoor pool costs only 3.95 euros. The provider of the holiday home has to OYO Belvilla discovered in an analysis of the 220 most popular thermal baths and indoor pools in the 20 largest German cities.
Duisburg, Bonn and Münster follow in second place with four euros. With a price of 4.50 euros, Bochum, Wuppertal and Stuttgart also join the podium of the cheapest swimming offers nationwide. This means that seven of the eight cheapest indoor pools in Germany are located in North Rhine-Westphalia. Swimming in Nuremberg is more than twice as expensive as in Dortmund and Essen: here a day ticket costs 8.50 euros.
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It’s a bit cheaper for water lovers in Hamburg: you can go swimming between the harbour, Elbphilharmonie and the Reeperbahn for an average of 7.80 euros. Dresden and Munich share third place for the most expensive indoor pools at €6.50.
Thermal baths: bathing and saunas are cheap in Bavaria
On the contrary, you have to pay a lot more for a visit to a thermal bath with sauna and salt water bath: in Germany, the average is 26.48 euros. On the other hand, if you only want to bathe there with children and adults, you will have to pay an average of around 16.62 euros.
Bathing fun is more expensive near Berlin: On the well-known Tropical Island in Krausnick the day ticket costs 47 euros and 61 euros if you still want to go to the sauna. But the water park offers a true South Seas atmosphere with a beach and palm trees, as well as a slide paradise not far from the capital.
It is also surprising that the two cheapest thermal baths in Bavaria: At the Sonnen-Therme in Eging am See near Passau, you only pay 13 euros for a four-hour stay for a bath and sauna, each additional half hour costs one euro. too In the thermal baths of Aquella Ansbach you can relax for little money. There you only pay 13.80 euros for a whole day of relaxation. But also in Hesse, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg there are other cheap bath and sauna landscapes that are worth discovering.