It revolves around your own well-being with the art of Aufguss

A selection of saunas where you can warm up your winter with some vapour

Aufguss is a German word, pronounced more or less like it’s spelt, meaning “infusion”. However, in a sauna context the word takes on a rather different meaning, made up of harmonious gestures with which the sauna-meister, using deft flicks and waves of a towel or fan, circulates the hot air and vapour over those seated. These ritual and ancient gestures help to distend and relax muscle fibres, maybe contracted by the cold or sporting activities, and therefore intensify the benefits of the whole sauna experience.

Furthermore, to raise humidity levels, snow or ice blended with balsam scents and essential oils is left to melt on the hot coals: this is how this ritual has held on to the original sense of the word “infusion” and also marks the starting point for this silent, stimulating ceremony.

If you too feel the need to treat yourself to a unique and healthy break, to relax both mind and body, all you have to do is choose which Aufguss sauna to visit among those we’ve selected.



Te Jaga Beauty & Spa 

The wellness-farm of the Olympic Spa Hotel is like a precious gem set in a fine piece of jewellery, like the very word “being” in well-being. The Finnish sauna, where Aufguss sessions take place, is located in the gardens with a view across the Catinaccio-Rosengarten mountain group, and this in just one of the many treats this fantastic location has to offer.



A charming and enchanted location in the midst of the vast Cimbre highlands. The great attention paid to your well-being emerges from their motto: Well-being, Taste, Rest. This is reflected in the pleasant atmosphere of Malga Millegrobbe, the fine food and the wellness centre which offers a wide range of Aufguss rituals and much more besides.


Hedonè Wellness Centre

The Spa at the Pineta Nature Resort in Val di Non offers wellness packages that grant access even to visitors who are not staying at the hotel. Don’t miss the sessions with the “Aufguss” Sauna Master: blasts of steam, scrubs and nutrient wraps to restore both body and mind!


Garda Thermae

Lights, colours, essences and pampering. An oasis of peace a stone’s throw from the lake. Here everything has been designed to make you feel at ease and to ensure that the spaces are kept clean at all times. An intimate and cozy setting with a large relaxation room, saunas, Turkish bath, whirlpool and personalised services. Aufguss masters alternate the benefits of this ancient practice with projections and background music that will amaze you.


ACQUAin Wellness

The water park in the heart of the Dolomites is many things. Swimming pools and fun with a view of the Brenta Dolomites, but also wellness offers for very young guests, and an entire area dedicated to adults. Nordic saunas with personalized services, hay and relaxing-sound baths and regenerating Aufguss programmes, also followed by mini-treatments. Ready for the ritual gong?


Hotel Nele

At Hotel Nele in the Val di Fiemme, the relaxation programme is a long, pleasant pampering session, starting with the Aufguss ritual in the bio sauna with Sabrina, the Aufgusmeister. The experience continues with scrub treatments, a Turkish bath, herbal teas and healthy treats.


The pools in Fiera di Primiero

The pools in Fiera di Primiero have a beautiful wellness centre with Turkish baths, heated outdoor whirlpool tubs, saunas and various treatments, including the Aufguss ritual. A pleasant sensory experience that can be followed by a dip in the pool.


Hotel La Roccia

At Hotel La Roccia in the Val di Fiemme, the spa with its view of the Dolomites and the Lagorai is a perfect continuation of its surroundings. The relaxation room has the scent of stone pine, with syrup extracted from spruce buds. Then, the Aufguss is a pleasant moment of relaxation not to be missed.

Published on 23/11/2022