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.
Please note that the facilities on this page may be unable to open under future anti-Covid laws. Before leaving home, check whether your intended destination is actually open and whether booking is required.
Te Jaga Beauty & Spa
The Spa of the Active Olympic 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 Hotel in Val di Non offers wellness packages that grant access even to visitors who are not staying at the hotel. Don’t miss the evening sessions with the “Aufguss” Sauna Master: blasts of steam, scrubs and nutrient wraps to restore both body and mind!
A sauna that resembles a terrace or balcony overlooking the Brenta Dolomites: this is the backdrop that awaits you. A wellness centre where you relax and finally let yourself go after a long day spent skiing on the slopes of Monte Bondone and maybe before popping down to the city center of Trento for a glass of mulled wine.