Travelers who find themselves in Vienna, Austria, can escape the big city for the day at Therme Wien, the largest city thermal bath and resort in all of Europe. This exquisite hot springs day spa and family water fun park is great for relaxing or providing a little playtime for the kids before resuming your Vienna city holiday.
Hot Springs Pools
Therme Wien is a large hot springs complex heated by sulfur waters that date back to Roman times. Since 2010, these dreamlike facilities have housed a wide range of pools and activities within multiple buildings. With water temperatures ranging from 64.4°F to 98.6°F, it is easy to find a relaxing pool that is perfect for you.
Scattered like stones throughout the complex, each area is referred to as Steine or stones. The main “stones” of the hot springs facility include:
- Thermenlandschaft | “Thermal Landscape”
- The main indoor/outdoor facility with pools, jacuzzis, baths, and jet streams
- ErlebnisStein | “Adventure Stone”
- An area for families and children with slides and water games
- Der Stein der Ruhe | “Stone of Peach and Quiet”
- An adult only area requiring quiet, peaceful soaks
- Der Stein der Schönheit | “Beauty Stone”
- A day-spa area set aside for treatments
- Der SaunaStein | “Sauna Stone”
- A large sauna and steam bath with shared & gender-specific areas (15+)
- Der FitnessStein | “Fitness Stone”
- A gymnasium with a separate admission price
A visit to the Therme Wien hot springs, like much of Austria, is unfortunately not for the budget traveler. Therme Wien boasts:
- 26 warm water baths, steam baths, and 23 unique saunas
- A children’s play place and strictly-quiet zones
- Restaurants and cafes
- A day-spa
- A water park, exercise gym, and medical facilities
Each of these amenities are included in your ‘one-day holiday’ ticket, which will cost about the same per person as a single day pass to Disney. Additionally, three-hour admission prices are also available.
Family-Friendly Thermal Baths Facilities
The large majority of warm water baths and facilities at Therme Wien are available to families. ErlebnisStein or “Adventure Stone”, known as the most family-friendly of all, offers swimming classes for children as young as two months.
The water fun park area has four different slides with two of the slides measuring over 100 meters in length. Diving boards are also available and the water play park has a special zero-entry water area for babies and small children, as well.
The saunas and quiet zone areas require guests to be 15 or older and are set aside for adults to get away and soak in a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
In the Stein der Ruhe or “Stone of Peace and Quiet,” adult soakers are required to stay quiet. This zone includes small, secluded jacuzzis and baths, quiet rooms equipped with a library, and a special anti-stress lighting area that will make the world feel like it is miles and miles away.
The sauna is separated into female-only, male-only, and combined areas, and unlike the rest of the thermal baths, these are to be experienced and enjoyed in the nude with high temperatures averaging around 98°F.
For an additional charge, guests can soak in the areas known as The Solewelt and The Floating Pool. The Solewelt is an area where the salt concentration is heavy in the air, water, and entire facility. The Floating Pool is a hot springs pool with a salt concentration almost equal to that of the Dead Sea.
Beauty treatments, day spa, and massages are available upon reservation in the SchönheitStein area.
There is no overnight lodging available at Therme Wien. Visitors wishing to spend the night should stay in Vienna at a local hotel or Airbnb and travel by train to the complex.
Whether you travel by car or public transportation, getting to Therme Wien is relatively simple. A quick 15-minute journey on the U-Bahn U1 train from the Stephansplatz, in central Vienna, to Oberlaa, the last stop, will take you straight to the front door.
Visitors may purchase their tickets ahead of time from Tiqets. If traveling by car, there is a parking garage available for a minimal fee.
Address: Therme Wien GmbH & Co KG, Kurbadstraße 14, Vienna, Austria
Hours of Operation: December 24 (9 am-10 pm) |8 am on Sunday and national holidays