Therme Wien - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 08.563 E 016° 24.097
33U E 604264 N 5333112
Quick Description: A visit to Therme Wien is a transformative experience. This unique thermal spa is an irresistible world where peace and quiet reigns. Leave your everyday stresses and strains at the door.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 10/4/2013 1:59:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ71F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
Views: 3

Long Description:
The spa stretches along the banks of an imaginary stream. Trace its course and discover cascades, waterfalls and fountains at every turn. Loops of light illuminate the route from the spring to the great outdoors beyond. The thermal water collects in giant pools inside and out. The way is punctuated with spacious spa zones. Arranged like stones in the landscape, these themed areas have something for everyone.

Warmth is a barometer of mood. Our moods have a direct effect on how we perceive different water temperatures. But one thing is for certain: there’s no risk of goosebumps here! The pools range in temperature from 27 to 36 °C for a guaranteed feelgood factor. The body is cocooned in warmth, so you can take a break from swimming and just lounge about in the water.

Spa zone I
Thermal pool, indoor: 36 °C
Thermal pool, outdoor: 36 °C
swimming pool, indoor: 30 °C
spring water pool, outdoor: 30 °C

Spa zone II
Thermal pool, indoor: 34 °C
Thermal pool, outdoor: 34 °C
saltwater pool, outdoor: 34 °C with liquid sound
swimming pool, outdoor: 27 °C (24 °C in summer)

Adventure Stone
spa pool, indoor: 34 °C
spa pool, outdoor: 34 °C
diving pool, indoor: 34 °C. depth: 4 metres
infant and toddler pool, indoor: 34 °C
Kids’ pool, outdoor: 34 °C

Tranquillity Stone
Grotto pool: 36 °C
Quiet pool: 35 °C
Jacuzzi: 36 °C

Sauna Stone
Warm water pool, outdoor: 34 °C
Jacuzzi, outdoor: 36 °C
Jacuzzi, outdoor (women): 36 °C
Jacuzzi, outdoor (men): 36 °C
Kneip pool, warm (mixed sauna): 36 °C
Kneip pool, cold (mixed sauna): 18 °C
Plunge pool: 18 °C

The sulphur healing springs in Vienna were popular even amongst the Romans. To enable them to be used, Therme Oberlaa was opened in 1974 in the south of Vienna. In 2010, this was converted to become Therme Wien: 26 pools, 24 sauna and steam rooms, 2,500 loungers and a 6,000 m2 health and fitness area make it the largest thermal baths in Austria.

According to the German Wikipedia website, the origins of the spa date back to 1934 when drilling for natural gas resulted in tapping into a natural hot sulfurous water reservoir which is the source of the water used at the spa.
This is primarily a: Mineral Bath

Street Address:
Kurbadstraße 14
Vienna, Austria

Walk in/Day use permitted?: yes

Least Expensive Adult Entry Fee: €13.50 (After work ticket)

"Textile free"?: Segregated area

Telephone Number: +43-1-68009

Web Site: [Web Link]

Towels Provided?: yes

Hottest water temperature (specify °C or °F): 36 °C

Opening Hours:
364 days per year (closed on 24 December) Monday – Saturday: 9.00 – 22.00 Sunday and Holidays: 8.00 – 22.00

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