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. Arrange your visit to Neptunbad and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cologne using our Cologne travel itinerary planner .
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  • Apart from the really high-quality sports program that is offered here, the romantic sauna garden and very tasty regional cuisine, especially the depth and relaxation massage / back and full body are recommended. My back problems make slowly from the field. The trainer / inner one always at the side. Rather young audience.
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  • exceptional bath with quiet full ambience and beautiful outdoor area. A true oasis of relaxation.
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  • Amazing Asian styled spa with several different pools, saunas and lounge areas. Sauna rituals are definitely worth attending. Our party of three ended up spending more than four hours and it was just ...  more »

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