Compared to other saunas in Germany this is a smaller, more intimate facility and is well worth a visit. Neptunbad has been operating since 1912 and was the first of its kind in the area. Neptunbad offers a gym facilities, fitness classes, saunas, pools and restaurants. Neptunbad has 2 areas – a traditional ‘Art Nouveau’ area including a roman area and a Japanese onsen theme.
In the inner city of Cologne, at Neptunplatz is the tranquil oasis of Neptunbad Spa. Car parking can be a problem in the area, however, there is a parking station not far away, it can be busy at times and maybe the city’s tram network should be considered as it is a 2 minute walk from Ehrenfeld Kornerstr Station.
The saunas are as big as the other facilities in Cologne but still a reasonable variety of saunas both inside and outside. There is an Aufguss program on the half hour usually
rotated between 2 or 3 or saunas commencing about 10am with the last about 10.30pm
A fantastic Roman style indoor pool with hot tubs which look more like rock pools are the highlight of Neptunbad. The outdoor area is themed in the Japanese Onsen style with hot tubs and a plunge pool around the decking area and saunas. The small indoor floating pool is a great place to relax.
Several choices inside with outside sun decks and zen garden areas during the warmer and sunny days.
Neptunbad can be a busy sauna at times with a good mix of couples, groups and singles of all ages.
The restaurant offers a reasonable choice of food, with a ranges from lighter small dishes to more substantial meals all made with fresh and health ingredients.
Robes and towels are available to hire and massage services can be booked. As with all saunas, this a great way to relax and unwind from the outside world.