Panorama sauna “Brühlsche Terrasse”
The “Balcony of Europe”, as Brühl’s Terrace is also called, has only been accessible to the public for about 200 years. As the most famous part of the Dresden fortress, however, it has its origins in the Renaissance and is one of the most important buildings of this epoch. It offers the best view of the Elbe and the Königsufer on the Neustadt side. The same is true of the spacious panorama sauna “Brühlsche Terrasse”: through the wide glass front with the city silhouette, the view of the spacious atrium is free. The temperature in the wheelchair-accessible, noble infusion sauna is about 95 degrees Celsius.
Coffee house sauna
The love of the Saxons for the bitter and delicious “Scheelchen Heeßen” is proverbial. In the 18th/19th century, coffee — along with tea and chocolate — was introduced by the electors as part of the baroque lifestyle. Even the mockery of others, when it was said that the Saxons were incapable of fighting “without coffee” during wars, never let this affection cool down. On the contrary, without the Saxons the coffee culture in Europe today would be different. After European porcelain had been invented in Meissen, serving in crockery first became established at the Dresden court. The “coffee drinking” in the afternoon later established itself in the middle-class living rooms. When Melitta Benz invented filter papers in Dresden in 1908, preparation was also simplified. The unmistakable aroma has remained to this day. In the coffee house sauna, the aroma of fresh beans rises to the nose of sauna guests at around 80 degrees Celsius. On a table in the elaborately designed cabin, much of what is needed to enjoy the brown gold is lovingly placed.
Steam bath “Bärenzwinger”
The Renaissance fortress once included the Bear Kennel. These, so-called buildings were extended under Paul Buchner, who is responsible for today’s Albertinum or the Johanneum (Museum of Transport), among other things. In the steam bath “Bärenzwinger” you can easily sweat in the 100 percent humidity at about 45 degrees Celsius. Sauna-goers sit around a steam fireplace on warmed stone slabs.
Hay sauna “Dresdner Elbwiesen”
Hardly any other major city in Germany is as green as Dresden — the Elbe meadows with their width, their very own flair, which invites you to take a walk, contribute to this. In the hay sauna “Dresdner Elbwiesen” visitors do not sit in the grass at a room temperature of about 60 degrees Celsius, but in front of a hay backdrop on a wooden meadow.
Ice fountain, rest & silentium
In addition to various cooling showers typical of saunas, something special is waiting for you after the sweat bath for shock-freezing. Visitors lay fresh ice from a well directly on their skin — this makes for a tingling experience. Those who wish can also step into a plunge pool or boost their circulation in the Kneipp pool. The guests can recharge on the comfortable loungers in the large relaxation room, where they can also read. Those who do not want to be disturbed at all will find absolute silence in the darkened “Silentium”.
Relaxation pool with massage areas
In its own way, modernity is also part of Dresden — with the Georg-Arnhold-Bad as a typical representative. The sauna landscape takes up the original idea of the architect Paul Wolf. Like the outdoor pool, there is an atrium here. Right in the middle of it: a large relaxation pool, in which sauna-goers can enjoy the fresh air under the open sky at a pleasant 30 degrees Celsius water temperature and relax on five massage beds.