VIENNA Gay Saunas 2019
Whether on cold days of after playing sports: Vienna’s gay saunas are the ideal relaxation zones.
Kaiserbründl Men’s Sauna is a permanent feature on Vienna’s gay scene: the building in the city center is noted not only for its large wellness area and regular events. Things got pretty hot here even during imperial times: Archduke Ludwig Viktor, known simply as “Luziwuzi” by the gay smart set at the turn of the 20th century, is alleged to have got too close to an officer here, earning him a slap in the face. What was particularly racy about this occurrence is the fact that “Luziwuzi” was the youngest brother of the ultra-conservative Emperor Franz Joseph. Today, the Kaiserbründl offers a sauna, biosauna, steam room, massages, solarium and dining over three floors.
In the heart of the 8th district, right below Pension Wild, the Sportsauna opens its doors daily. A young crowd in particular relaxes here in the steam room, the Finnish sauna or the solarium. Practical: on the weekend, the Sportsauna is open right through from 3.00 pm on Friday to 11.59 pm on Sunday.
The Apollo City Sauna has been a meeting point of the gay sauna community for 23 years. Located in the 7th district, its attractions include themed days (e.g. Partner Day on Monday) and a swimming pool. And right opposite the legendary trendy restaurant Motto, the Römersauna attracts with themed infusions, opulent Roman feasts and special partner days.
Applicable to all of Vienna’s gay saunas: prostitution is strictly forbidden.
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Stay close to “Vienna Row” or Wienzeile if you want to be close to all of Vienna’s best gay bars and clubs. Vienna has some of the most stunning hotels located in historic buildings.
The luxurious, renowned 5-star Hotel Imperial is set directly on the Ringstraße boulevard in the heart of Vienna and takes you back to the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Built in 1913, Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof is located in the center of the first district of Vienna, only a few steps from the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Spacious air-conditioned rooms.
Set in a charming building from 1912, Austria Trend Hotel Astoria Wien is located in the centre of Vienna, right on the famous Kärtnerstraße shopping street. Free WiFi is available.
The modern and elegant K+K Hotel Maria Theresia enjoys a central and quiet location right in Vienna’s artists’ quarter of Spittelberg and offers free WiFi, a wellness and a fitness area.