Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen

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Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen
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Veronika Chv.
Neuss, Germany189 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I spent around 2-3 hours in Carolus Thermen. The warm pool area downstairs is cool, but what I liked much more was the sauna place upstairs. There were so many different saunas with different rituals, love that! There is also a whirlpool and a pool outside to have a rest between the rituals. A must while in Aachen ❤️
Written June 21, 2020
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SueSally
England6 contributions
Thursday 7 December 2006.

Took a break from the Christmas markets and visited the Carolus Thermen baths in Aachen. It´s easy to reach from the town centre on the number 51 bus.

There is a choice of about 10 baths and 16 saunas, and we opted for the baths only. This was 9.50 euros well spent for a relaxing afternoon. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor pools which had various whirlpools and jacuzzis (and it´s not cold so long as you keep in the water!).

Afterwards we went to the Mediterraneo restaurant at the baths, which has an excellent view of the baths, good food and very friendly service.
Written December 7, 2006
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MJP-22
An American living in Northwest England247 contributions
After walking way too much trying to see the town, museums and all the sights, I took the #51 bus to Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen for a delightful and restful break. I'm glad I did. Bring your bathing suit and your own towel. The thermal baths are a series of well-designed pools - some hot, some warm, some inside, some outside, some whirlpool - all very clean and attractive.

You can go from the inside warmer pools straight to the outdoor pool, find plenty of lawn-lounges to sunbathe on if it's warm enough, and even have a good lunch. For the tourist who's rushed around a little too much, this spa is quiet and relaxing - a treat.

I know there were other entire areas of the spa that I never got to - including saunas and other settings, but even just the "Thermal Baths" area I visited was great. I trust the rest would be, too.
Written April 17, 2007
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allanj747
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Sep 2011 • Couples
My wife and I recently spent a week in Aachen, Germany, and we had the absolute privilege of spending two consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday) at the Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen, more than six hours each day. I couldn’t wait to put this “trip report” together, since I had a spell of appreciation of the naked body while at the sauna area, and felt it necessary to share my emotions and experience.

The Thermen is stunning! I could use any adjective relating to “beautiful”, to “brilliant”... The architecture is amazing. The layout of the place is well thought out. The colours, the wholeness, the restaurants, the food, the cabins outside, the surrounding forest and park, the water features, the scent... ALL made our time there worth each and every cent to paid.

The Germans and social nudity. Truly refreshing. Truly breathtaking. It’s second nature and it’s relaxed. If the whole world had the philosophy towards the naked body as do the Germans, well, then the world would be a safer and a more rewarding place.

I have never seen so many attractive women in one place, as I did at the Thermen... and... to see them totally naked made it even more pleasing. The Germans, come young, come old, come slender, come large, come blonde, come brunette, have the right ingredients towards a happy social environment. The appreciation of their naked bodies symbolises a peaceful existence. The women dominantly have hairless pubic areas, both the young and the old. They walk around proudly and confidently throughout the sauna area. No shame. No guilt. No flesh to hide. And they greet you with a smile. One couple in particular, must have been models. The guy... tall, handsome, well toned and defined but not bulky... the girl... oh the girl... ABSOLUTELY a sight for sore eyes. Completely tanned from head to toe, completely smooth, gorgeous curves, gorgeous eyes. The type of girl you want to see over and over and over. And I saw her naked. THAT sight won’t disappear from my mind for a while. The girl made EVERY guy turn their heads as she passed by in the sauna, as she stepped into the pools, as she stepped into the cabins...

And what made it even more spectacular, was the ratio of women to men... almost equal. A socially stimulating experience shared by both sexes... what a nation! Twenty year old couples, thirty year old couples, and so on... all together, all naked, all minding their own business, but in the company of others... I loved those two days.
Written September 4, 2011
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Rochelle C.
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Friends
My friends booked a package at the Carolus Thermen to celebrate my birthday.
The idea was to spend some quality time, rest and get pampered.
Little did I know when entering this beautiful looking place, that I’d have the most
AWFUL customer service experience of a life time.
The staff assume that their rules are universal and crystal clear. They forget that the customer experience sought in a relaxing environment MUST be cleared of any stress or conflict.
Especially if it comes from a lack of communication on their side.
I still cannot understand how foreigner guests are expected to be following rules no staff
had taken time to explain.
Anyway, for all non-German people intending to get a retreat there, please think twice.
Mostly because they hardly understand and speak English… A shame in 2019!
And if your skin complexion happens to be a little bronzer than what they are used to, you will
for sure experience rejection on top of it all.
Written January 28, 2019
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GeoHydro
Illinois53 contributions
Sep 2011 • Business
Carolus Thermen is the main spa in Aachen, capturing the natural hot mineral spring waters and using them in an amazing leisure facility of indoor and outdoor pools along with saunas, restaurants, bars, massage facilities, etc. It's a place to relax and indulge yourself. The spa parts are divided into two main areas. On the lower level are the spectacular large indoor thermal pool, several smaller pools and naturally warm outdoor pools; this area requires bathing costumes. The upper-level (and extra cost) "sauna world" consists of a variety of different saunas, warm relaxation pool, lounging areas, outdoor warm pool and cold plunge pool, etc. Bathing costumes here are not allowed; most people walk around with towels but the saunas and pools themselves are required nude areas. Sexes are mixed and the Germans are very casual and relaxed about nudity here. Accepted etiquette precludes inappropriate behavior, and I found it very natural and comfortable - and wonderfully relaxing in the saunas and pools. Americans and Brits who cannot adapt to this can still have a pleasant time in the lower levels but are missing a wonderful sauna world relaxation experience.
I was there a few hours on a cool evening, so except for a brief dip in the outdoor warm pools I did not experience the summer daytime outdoor facilities. I did not see any children at all, and only a few older teenagers. (I believe there are restrictions on children generally.) I also did not see a single instance of inappropriate behavior.
The procedure for storing your valuables, clothes locker, using a wrist-band electronic key to pay for towel rental, Sauna World, drinks etc., is secure and efficient and I found the staff very helpful and friendly in explaining how to do everything, right through to the sauna procedures. Overall, this was a high point of my visit to Aachen and I would recommend it to any reasonably open-minded adults visiting the city.
Written October 7, 2011
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EmbarqueMaBelle
Montreal, Canada54 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We went to this spa as two North American women with no prior knowledge of the way this worked. This is not a tourist attraction, this is for local people. The staff was very friendly. And this is very well organized, but as tourists we had to ask people who worked there how things worked - signs are in German and everyone else seems to have already been here.

There is a first area with several hot pools and water falls. There are families there and it is quite public.

Then there is the second upstairs area: the sauna. There bathing suits are not allowed. This is where there are steam baths, saunas, and various rest areas. At first we were told that we could keep our towel on. We did. At first. A few minutes into the dry sauna, we decided to give in and lie down naked in the sauna, on our towels. Everything after that felt very normal. Very liberating experience, the decoration was made to look like a treasure cave, with intricate middle eastern design and low lighting. Enchanting.
Just relax.
Bring sandals and a bathing suit. You can rent a robe and towels on site. Safety lockers are included.

Written July 1, 2018
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Gourmand_nl
Sittard, The Netherlands174 contributions
Mar 2011 • Couples
Parking nearby, very clean, nice variations in baths, massage and other relax possibilities (Karavanserai with exotic music and light show is very relaxing).

Adequate restaurant with healthy dishes.

Very acceptable entree fee.
Written January 3, 2012
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Enoikos
Düsseldorf, Germany579 contributions
May 2011
Excellent way to detox and relax from work and/or "intense-sightseeing". Was there for 3.5 hours and didn't notice the time pass-by. It's relatively inexpensive 12.5EUR for the time we spent (14 EUR whole day) x2 if you want to use the Saunas. You can easily spent the whole day in the different types of indoor and outdoor pools, whirls,jaccuzzi, waterfalls, dim-lighted cave, reclining bed-chairs, restaurant etc etc. Treatments have to be booked in advance and I highly recommend them. We had the couples relaxation full-body massage at the same room and we left rejuvanated (thank you Patrick). All signs are in German, but the communication in English is smiley and efficient. The same goes for the phone booking of the massage treatment and the confirmation e-mails exchanged. Looking forward for the next time that I'll be there.
Written May 22, 2011
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FrankdeVries
Auckland, New Zealand97 contributions
I visited the Carolus Thermen a couple of times and I simply love it. This is a treat to myself that I feel well deserved :-)
I prefer to go when it's not so crowded. The thermen is divided in two ambients, the first one where textil, swimming clothes is allowed, no naked and the second where you pay an extra fee and must be totally naked. Both ambients have steam rooms, swimming pools, gardens and restaurants.
Mins:
-The area no nude area, could have a better anti-slip floor specially around the swimming pool
-I can't imagine in the weekends how crowded it is, perhaps they should limit the amount of people per day, and making people inform their ambient preference right at the main entrance and not when are inside and decide to go to the nude area
-Staff should supervise and warn better couples "almost" copulating in the swimming pool in the nude area. It's not difficult to see men leaving the swimming pools with erect penis (and there children around, what I find unapproprieated)
-Children shouldn't be allowed in the nude area
-They could have a swimming clothes day for the nude area, even under a higher fee so it wouldn't be too crowded.

Plus
-it's a beautiful place to be, to relax
-the staff is polite, professional
-The whole area is clean
-Beauty treaments are expensive but are very good
Written June 26, 2010
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