What in the 19th century was the first gasometer of the city of Bern, is now a relaxing oriental bath. The octagonal shape of the beautiful listed building gives the hammam its name, “Oktogon”.
The bathing ritual is based on the idea of warming up and cleansing your body step by step and helps relax and detoxify it. Guests go through various indulging steps, from natural peelings and hot herbal steam to warm baths and Moroccan clay masks. Oriental elements such as lanterns, intricately decorated silver bowls, colourful cushions and daybeds make the calming atmosphere complete.
After cleansing and detoxifying the body, enjoy a refreshing cup of tea and maybe a little oriental snack at the bistro. To end the bathing ritual, relax on one of the large mats or daybeds in the Camekan, the hammam’s resting room.
If you want a relaxed spa day with your girl gang: every Thursday, the Hammam & Spa Oktogon Bern is reserved for women.
- Steam and cleansing rooms
- Relaxation pool
- Resting area with mats and daybeds
- Locker room
Everything is taken care of at the hammam, you don’t need to bring anything specific. For reasons of hygiene, bringing your own towel or swimsuit is not allowed.
There is no nudity at the hammam. The body is always covered with the traditional pestemal (linen towel). The only time you take off the pestemal is in the rooms “Kese” and “Lif”. There are “Kese” and “Lif” rooms that are for women only.
The ritual takes at least 2 hours and involves various rooms. Final admission is 2 hours before closing.
More information can be found on the website.
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