The Bernese aren’t famous for their rain dances – that’s probably because we have quite a lot of it…
Luckily, Hammam & Spa Oktogon provides a great retreat from those grey, cold and wet days. Located in the first gas tank of the city, dating back to the 19th century, the octagonal building is already architecturally noteworthy. Inside there is an oriental spa hidden. It is well thought out in detail and, as soon as I step inside, I always feel like I’ve been caught in an Arabian night daydream.
Trust me, after having done your two hour spa tour during which you go through different steam baths, peelings and baths and four floors, you will feel like you have taken a dip in the fountain of youth: thoroughly relaxed, regenerated and clean.
Wellness devotees can also book couple packages and extra massages to unwind completely.
Please note that Mondays are silent days and Tuesdays are for women only.