Therme Erding

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Billed as Europe’s largest Spa. The Sauna-Paradies at Therme Erding near the Munich airport has 20 different saunas, plus steam rooms, pools, “adventure showers”, rest areas, restaurants and several swim-up bars. Unlike most German saunas, if you’re not ready to strip down to get in, in their Vital-Oase they have several textil saunas.
Admission to the sauna area also admits you to the saunas and pools in the Vital-Oase, the swimming pools of thermal baths, and the waterslides and wave pool of the Galaxy water park. All of these require a bathing suit.
You can buy a 3 or 5 hour pass, but your best bet is to come early and stay all day. Even in a 12-hour visit, it would be difficult to use all Therme Erding has to offer.


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Style: European, Hot Springs
Facilities: Mixed Genders, Nude
  • Some Mixed Gender Areas with Swimsuit Required
  • Female-Only Area Always Available
Admission: € 33.00 Daily

Prices above are for all-day passes. 3- and 5- hour passes are available for less.

Admission to the Saunaparadies also admits you to the swimsuit-required areas: the Vital-Oase (Sauna with swimsuits), Thermal Pools and GALAXY water park.

Amenities: 25 Saunas, 4 Steam Rooms, 13 Pools
  • No Children Under 16
  • Drinks and light snacks for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Beer / Wine Served
  • Lap Swimming
  • Towel / Robe Rental ($)
  • Spa Shop
  • Special Sauna Rituals: FREE
  • Special Sauna Rituals: $$
  • Services: Massage
  • Services: Beauty
  • Services: Wellness
  • Services: Hair Styling
  • Serivces: Manicure

Contact Info:

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Therme Erding

Thermenallee 4

Erding 85435


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Staff Review

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Celtic Throne Room SaunaOur decision to write about Therme Erding for our first post is an
easy one: It’s the best sauna we’ve been to, and as such, it becomes
the mental yardstick that we use to compare all other saunas.

Therme Erding claims to be Europe’s largest spa. At 129,000 square
feet, it’s the size of an average Home Depot, and we’re pretty sure
that this doesn’t include the area of the ample garden area that’s part
of the sauna. Our count of their web literature shows that there are at
least 18 different sauna rooms, from the cool 95°F (35°C) Tepidarium to
the 212°F (100°C) Erdinger Schwitzstube. The saunas range from
the plain wooden box with a stove to the unbelievable: A Celtic throne
room, a planetarium, a salt cave, even a bakery. For the shy, there are
even separate saunas for women and men (they serve beer in the men’s
sauna). To cool down there are showers throughout the facility near
each of the saunas, and even these are over the top: A 15′ tall bundle
of calla lilies dispersing 80 gallons (300 liters) per second
of water, and a deluge shower in a replica of stonehenge should paint
the picture. To round things out, there are pools, and steam The Calla Lily Shower at Therme Erdingrooms, restaurants, a pool bar and more lounge chairs than a cruise ship. And that’s just the sauna area!

Therme Erding also is the home of Europe’s largest thermal pool park
(the largest pool here is 15,000 square feet, the size of a Walgreens)
and water park with 20 slides. Access to all of this is included in the
admission price for the sauna.

The sauna area, like most saunas in Germany, is textilfrei
nudity is mandatory. Don’t let the photos on the web site fool you, if
you’re wearing a bathing suit in the sauna, you will quickly be
approached and asked to remove it or leave. Wearing a robe or towel is
acceptable outside of the pools. Other than a few small areas, the
sauna is open to both genders.

You will want to bring a bathing suit, as these are mandatory in the pools and water park.

Arriving at Therme Erding, you enter a large entry hall, with
entrances to the water park, pools and sauna. The sauna entrance is at
the left-hand side of the hall. When you pay your admission fee, you’re
given a key to a locker. If you didn’t bring towels or a robe, these
are available for rent at the cashier’s station. The locker area is
specific for people who paid the sauna entry fee, so most people just
strip down at their lockers. There are changing cabins in each row of
lockers for the modest. Bizarrely, the showers are gender specific, and
each is equipped with privacy panels. You must bring your own soap and

Your locker key is attached to a nylon wrist strap. There is also a
black electronic tag attached to the strap. This tag serves as your key
to re-enter the sauna area if you leave, and also acts as a charge card
for any food / beverages / services you purchase. You will be required
to pay your charges before you are allowed to leave.

Therme Erding is located on the outskirts of Munich, a short taxi
ride or drive from the Munich airport, and easily accessible by
regional rail (S2 to Altenerding) from downtown Munich. On weekdays,
there is a shuttle that runs from the station to Therme Erding. On
weekends, it’s about a 10 minute walk, and there are plenty of people
on the train with you. There is a combination train / Therme Erding
ticket sold by the MVV. This ticket will not get you into the sauna. If you’re driving, their website has printable maps, and they have plenty of free parking.

The best plan to attack the Therme Erding is to pack your spa bag,
and buy the full day pass. It isn’t possible to even use all the saunas
if you only buy the 3-hour card.

You must be 16 years of age or older to enter the sauna area. The pools and water park may be enjoyed by all ages.


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