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“An old Roman flair in an elegant city”

Kaiser Friedrich Therme
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is one of the oldest Spas and sauna-hammans in this emperial city. All tourist must be aware that Germans do completely undress there and keep aside all personal complexes. It's a place to refresh your circulation in hot and cold water, where you relax your mind in the dry sauna heat and should forget all your troubles. You would not be bothered by anyone else and you choose your bath/ sauna/ hamman. It is advisable to bring along your own towel and bathing-wrap. You can also reserve a massage session by a trained physiotherapist. In all, very worthwhile for people who take spa sauna/ hammam serious.

5  Thank the_traveller0815
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Lovely place to spend the day, especially when the weather was a bit dreary. There are various types of saunas and steam baths; the scented infusions are changed very hour. The water in the largest pool was a bit cold for me, but the warm baths were very nice. We did the "Rasul bath" in the basement, which was quite an experience. It is a four person cabin with ceramic easy chairs and a starlit ceiling. They give you various colors of mud to rub on your face and body, and then you let the steam work it into your skin while trying not to laugh at how ridiculous everyone looks. At the end, the sky lights up and rain pours down to wash away all the mud. I thought my skin felt better afterword, but your mileage may vary. There's an aromatic oil available after the mud's all off.

4  Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you have never gone au naturale in a mixed gender environment this is a wonderful place to experience bathing in its purest form. The facilities are excellent with a variety of saunas, steam bath, cold plunge pool and thermal jacuzzi-style baths. You haven't lived until you've had a cold shower with little bits of ice mixed in. One can easily spend 2 or more hours here; relaxing, bathing and ending with an invigorating massage. It might get a little getting used to seeing naked folks all around of various ages and body types but after a bit you'll find you can enjoy the experience for what it is, a relaxing way to spend part of one's day.

3  Thank Thunderbird12
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

We went to Wiesbaden especially to try out "Kaiser Friedrich Therme".
At first, we had a little difficulty to find the place: I saw on the map, where it was but there are no huge signs pointing towards it.
Also the building does not have a big sign on it.
Therefore we asked for the location:
It is right across from the restaurant "Alex". You feel a little like you are going into a private, residential courtyard.
We went on a Saturday morning right upon opening time at 10AM.
Quite a few regulars were lined up already. The bath never became crowded during the time we spent there.
Kaiser Friedrich Therme is basically all SAUNA - which means, if you don't feel comfortable walking around in your birthday suit (max. covered with a towel or a bathrobe) - you need to go somewhere else.
Keep in mind that hygiene is dealt with here seriously:
BEFORE you go into the bath, you need to shower and clean yourself thoroughly. Bathing suits might contain bacteria and such and therefore are not tolerated in a sauna. (shower shoes and reading material have to stay outside, too - but are OK in the resting areas)
Changing rooms are mixed, too.
Payment is at the end of your visit, since you are being charged per hour.
Kaiser Friedrich Therme shows wonderful 1900's design, yet is very comfortable with modern ammeneties.
Here, I found the first steam bath with actual steam: I could bearly see the hand before my eyes. This was awesome.
Thermal pools are great too.
Kaiser Friedrich Therme consists of two floors with lots of offerings - best: check out their website for details.
And don't worry about how to use the bath and, if you are doing everything right: They have guidelines/suggestions hanging on the walls.
This bath is probably not a good choice, if you want to bring small kids - since this is a rather QUIET place. Younger children might get bored here.
Last but not least: Cleanliness - SUPERB!!!!
We will come back!!!

8  Thank familynomad
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

My wife and I visited on a Saturday in Jan 2012. We walked from the train station through the pretty pedestrian area of town to the Therme. We brought our own robes, towels and flip flops from our hotel. Check in was easy and you receive a watch like chip to wear on your wrist to purchse food inside and measure the length of your stay. The chip also serves as a locker key to secure valuables. The changing room is unisex with individual stalls for disrobing. You then proceed to separate male and female shower rooms. After that, it's all mixed nudity and you need to be comfortable with that. The customers were mostly German of middle age with a few tourists. All were very polite and there's no gawking.
The spa was not as large as depicted on the website but very user friendly. We spent a lot of time in the warm pools and saunas. Cooling off required a dip in the main cold pool. Very clean place, great way to spend a cold, rainy afternoon.
When you leave, you pay the costs based on duration.

9  Thank lbkjj
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