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Neptunbad, Cologne

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Take a break from the busy streets of Cologne with a visit to Neptunbad, a historic bathhouse and fitness and wellness facility. Opened in 1912 as the first modern spa in Cologne, the Art Nouveau building features glass domes and autographed wall tiles. Choose from six sauna areas, including the historic and Asiatic options, set around a pool with a small cascade. You can also try the meditative underwater music pool, hammam area, massage area, and gym set under a 13 m (42 ft) high domed hall. Don't miss the open-air Zen garden with four large sun terraces and outdoor swimming pools. For Neptunbad and beyond, use our Cologne vacation route planner to get the most from your Cologne vacation.
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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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  • As many other on here commented, I arrived expecting to visit for about two hours, but ended up leaving after 4 (and I could have even stayed longer). For me, my trepidation and nervousness about visi...  more »
  • on nice place to be in if you just need a quick and spontaneous break of the day... price value very fair  more »
  • Be ready to enter an Oriental-inspired paradisiacal dimension where the time runs to the sound of the gong, the aromas gently raise the senses, and the water smooths mind and body. Neptunbad is an ide...  more »