The sauna ritual relaxes and detoxifies your body, strengthens your immunity, subdues pain and helps with insomnia. Simply said, it harmonises our bodies. Let’s see for ourselves! Autumn and winter are seasons made for sauna, but you can go to a sauna at any time during the year. We will give you some tips on where to go in the Czech Republic when you want to warm up, recharge or just rest and relax. Try one of our tips, you will not only feel good during rainy autumn days.
Prague tipsIf you find yourselves in Prague, there are many possibilities. All you need to do is choose. There are numerous sauna worlds all around the city. Saunia also has its branches in the shopping centres in Butovice, Černý Most and Chodov. There are always several types of sauna there – from the standard Finnish sauna to herbal or tropical saunas.
The Step Hotel in Prague Vysočany also offers a high quality sauna experience. There are six quality and large saunas there on the roof of the building. So, you might not even need the cooling pool in winter, all you need is to stay outside under the starry sky on a freezing night for a while!
Not far from Prague is the largest Czech complex full of pools, saunas and relaxation, Aquapalace Praha. You can relax in the sauna world that offers 12 types of saunas: from the standard dry Finnish sauna through BIO sauna, aromatic herbal sauna, the Volcano sauna, to the traditional Scandinavian log cabin – Kello sauna, winter batch, as well as a Kneipp spa. The Roman bath offers a gentler steam bath, caldarium, tepidarium, laconium, salt cave and more. To cool down, you can use a pool, a well with crushed ice and a series of special showers, such as tropical and storm rain, or cold mist.
But if you are looking for something extra, something interesting in Prague, we have three tips for you. The first one is the sauna in the National Theatre. You have to make an appointment by phone in advance, but it is an experience of a lifetime. The sauna, also open to the public, not only to the theatre performers, is situated on the roof of one of the New Stage buildings designed by architect Pavel Kupka, a gem of the Brutalism architecture in the Czech Republic, in the very centre of Prague. The second tip is a spa on a boat anchored at the Rašín Embankment that offers a combination of rest with a view. The sauna can take up to 16 people, and there is a rest area with a view of Hradčany. And how to cool down? You can jump into the Vltava River, while the less courageous can use the shower or a cooling tub. In Radotín, by the Berounka River, there is the Kijukiju Sauna. It is heated with wood and you cool down outdoors, in the Radotín biotope lake. All three saunas from our unusual selection require advance booking.