Therme Wien hot springs day spa and water fun park in the outskirts of Vienna is the largest city thermal baths resort in Europe. It is only 15 minutes on U-Bahn U1 train from central Vienna.
Therme Wien is a huge hot spring water resort with 26 warm water baths, 23 different saunas and steam baths, children’s play area, quiet zones, restaurants, day-spa facilities and beauty treatments, a water fun park, gym, fitness center, and medical facilities. The large pool complex is in the southern suburbs of Vienna and combines family-friendly adventure play areas with adult-only relaxing, quiet spa and sauna areas. Traveling time on the U-Bahn U1 train takes only 15 minutes from the Stephansplatz in central Vienna. Online tickets are available from Tiqets — in 2022, reservations are not essential but recommended as the number of visitors is reduced.
Hot Water Pools and Saunas at Therme Wien Day Spa
Therme Wien is a huge complex with a range of facilities in different buildings described by the Therme as being scattered like huge rocks or stones along a stream. As a result, these different areas are referred to as Steine or stones.
The main stones (or facilities) of the thermal baths complex include:
- Thermenlandschaft / Thermal Landscape – the main indoors and outdoors facilities with hot water pools, baths, Jacuzzis, jet streams, and similar water features common at thermal baths.
- ErlebnisStein / Adventure Stone – mainly aimed at families and children with slides and other water games. Noise is not limited here.
- Der Stein der Ruhe / Stone of Peach and Quiet – this area is for peaceful, quiet relaxing. Children are not allowed and adults are expected not to make noise or talk too much either.
- Der Stein der Schönheit/ Beauty Stone – for beauty and day-spa treatments.
- Der SaunaStein / Sauna Stone – a large sauna and steam bath complex with shared and gender-separated facilities. No children under 15.
- Der FitnessStein / Fitness Stone – a gymnasium with separate admission.
The thermal bath complex has several restaurants and cafés. Picnicking is not allowed.
Family-Friendly Thermal Baths and Water Fun at Therme Wien
Most of the warm water baths and facilities at Therme Wien are open to families with the ErlebnisStein particularly family-friendly. Swimming classes are available for children as young as two months.
The 26 warm water thermal baths at Therme Wien are spread throughout the complex and include indoor and outdoor pools that are open year-round. Temperatures in the main pools range from 34 to 36°C while the 25-m outdoor sports swimming pool is 24 to 28°C.
The water fun park area has four slides including two over a hundred meters long. Diving boards here are the only place in the thermal baths complex where jumping into pools is allowed. A water play park and a special shallow water area for babies entertain families with smaller children.
Adults-Only Facilities and Saunas in Therme Wien, Vienna
The quiet zone and sauna areas of the Therme Wien are reserved for adults only. The minimum age for admission is 15.
In the Stein der Ruhe, even adults are expected to be quiet. This zone includes small, secluded baths and Jacuzzis, quiet rooms with a library, and special relaxing and anti-stress lighting.
The sauna area is divided into male, female, and mixed areas. In contrast to the rest of the thermal baths, these areas are “textile free” or in the nude (but always sit on towels). Swimming or other clothes are not allowed.
The facilities in the three areas are roughly the same and include at least two saunas, two steam rooms, a laconium, and a tepidarium. Temperatures range from 38°C to 90°C.
The Solewelt (separate charge) is a further range of saunas where salt hangs heavily in the air, the water, and the whole complex. The Floating Pool (additional charge) is a pool with salt concentration similar to the Dead Sea.
Massages, day-spa, and beauty treatments are available in the SchönheitStein area.
Opening Hours and Admission Fees for the Wien Therme
Therme Wien is open year-round including on Christmas and New Year’s Day. It is only closed on December 24.
Opening hours are long – daily from 9 am to 10 pm.
Basic three-hour admissions are €23 for adults, €16.50 for children 3 to 8. A day ticket is €32 (€20.10). Using the saunas add €9 per day.
The basic 3-hour and day tickets are available online from Tiqets — overstays are simply paid when exiting the spa facilities.
On Mondays, one child enters for free with an adult (but not on vacation days).
Transportation to Therme Wien in Austria
Getting to Therme Wien in the south of Vienna is easy by car or public transportation from central Vienna. The address is Therme Wien, Kurbadstraße 14, 1100 Wien.
Free parking is no longer available in the streets near the day spa making the Therme Wien parking garage a sensible option, as it charges only €3.50 for 3.5 hours or maximum €6 per day.
U-Bahn train U1’s final stop Oberlaa is directly at Therme Wien. Traveling time from central Vienna (Stephansplatz / Karlsplatz is only 15 minutes.
Therme Wien is the largest thermal bath complex in Austria and a wonderfully relaxing excursion whether to enjoy the hot baths or the day-spa facilities.