Exploring Berlin: A Wellness & Beauty Guide

A lot of the big cities of this world are known for their fast pace and stressfulness – not so Berlin. Here we like a more calm and relaxed lifestyle and we like to use every opportunity to come down and forget about our daily grind. Maybe it’s also because we have some amazing options in terms of wellness places that makes us so relaxed. In this spirit, we want to introduce some of our favourite destinations of beauty and wellness in Berlin. With these yoga studios, spas, gardens, salons and holistic retreats, you can easily escape the busy metropolis for a while, clear your mind and find tranquility. Click on to see our suggestions on where you can go to unwind and pamper yourself!

Sun Yoga Berlin

How about an invigorating hot yoga session at one of the best studios in Berlin? Located in Friedrichshain, Sun Yoga Berlin is Berlin’s largest hot yoga studio and offers vigorously stimulating yoga classes open to all levels and all ages. The studio provides a relaxed environment to compliment health and well being, and embraces an eclectic variety of yoga traditions that support body, mind and spirit. Whether you are just looking for a gentle stretch, to bring harmony into your life or want to challenge yourself a bit more during your holiday, Sun Yoga has something for you. Check out also our Yoga -Guide to Berlin to more recommendations for different types of Yoga.

Torellstr. 7, Ecke Gubener Str., 10243 Berlin

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Gardens of the World

photo: Marcus

Take this chance to escape the noise of the city at the Gardens of the World (Gärten der Welt), a recreational park in the heart of Berlin Marzahn consisting of nine exotic gardens designed and built by architects from the respective countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Bali, Marocco and others. The park is the perfect location for relaxing on a warm and sunny day and pretending you are not in one of the world’s great cities. Get lost in the maze of the beautiful gardens, relax by the lakes, or enjoy a picking in the shade of a leafy tree and let yourself be transported to different cultures and time periods.

Eisenacher Straße 99, 12685 Berlin

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Die Wohlfühler

photo: beauty-shooter

Escape to the serenity at Die Wohlfühler in the picturesque district of Prenzlauer Berg. The day spa is a small world of absolute tranquillity and rest to awaken your sense of health and well being. Designed to bring balance to every individual, the place specializes in a wide range of beauty treatments and therapies, and offers comprehensive fitness facilities, personal training sessions and movement activities like yoga and pilates, available for all ages. There’s always more than one way to stay beautiful and in shape!

Open Monday-Friday 07:30-21h, Saturday 10-20h and Sunday 12-20h. Kollwitzstraße 77, 10435 Berlin

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Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa

Rejuvenate your hair and soothe your soul at the Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa on the bustling shopping street Kurfürstendamm. The Aveda flagship salon offers an array of luxurious spa and salon service for your hair and head, by bringing together their finest products with the most effective hair and beauty treatments. Let your worries melt away and prepare to restore a sense of harmony to your body, mind and soul in a soothing atmosphere like no other.

Monday 10-22h, Tuesday-Friday 09-20h and Saturday 09-18h, Kurfürstendamm 26 A, 10719 Berlin

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Vabali is like a dream come true for everyone who is dying to go on vacation on some Asian paradise island but either doesn’t have the money or the time to do so. The brand new Balinese spa creates a world that will let you completely forget that you are in the middle of the city. You will be amazed by the big outdoor area including a pool, jacuzzi and many different saunas. Inside you will find another pool and more saunas as well as steam baths, a restaurant and several relaxing rooms with beds and lounge chairs. They also offer a variety of wellness and beauty treatments like massages, scrubs and cleansing rituals. The Balinese-style interior is very efficient in creating the illusion that you are actually on vacation even if it’s just for two hours.

Open Monday-Sunday 10-midnight, Seydlitzstraße 6, 10557 Berlin

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Liquidrom is a wellness oasis under the Tempodrom, ideal for those in need of a relaxing bath after a night out on the Berlin Kreuzberg scene. The modern and well-designed spa is a unique experience, delivering a dreamy chill-out and transporting you to a realm of pure relaxation. The main attraction is the famous saltwater pool with constantly changing underwater music and light installations in an ever changing spectrum of colors. After taking a dip and losing track of time, you can fall into their lounge chairs for a few minutes, before visiting the saunas and sweating out toxins in the steam baths. Alternatively, you can book yourself a massage in one of the treatment rooms or cool down and rehydrate at the bar, which offers healthy snacks and delicious smoothies.

Open Sunday-Thursday 10-midnight and Friday-Saturday 10-1h, Möckernstraße 10, 10963 Berlin

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Jack’s Beauty Department

Here you can find not only cosmetics and beauty-supplies, but also a cute and creative team of professionals that will make your makeup, hair and nails look stunning. Founded by renowned beautician and makeup artist for L’Oréal Paris Miriam Jacks, this shop carries Germany’s most advanced cosmetic ideas and resources. First opened in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg, Jack’s also occasionally has pop-up shops appearing in various other parts of Berlin. Go here for the best brands in cosmetics, knowledgable make-up artists and stylist services, and beautiful interiors.

Open Monday-Friday 11-20h and Saturday 11-18h, Sredzkistraße 54, 10405 Berlin

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Wheadon is a beauty and skincare concept store, conveniently located amidst all the stores in Berlin Mitte. This beautiful shop welcomes you with its glorious scent and friendly and talented staff. The interior features four chairs, placed in front of floor-to-ceiling mirrors, with a range of authentic, regional and sustainable products and services that stray from the industry standard, all with a “shabby chic ambience.” A notable and reliable go-to barber shop for many of the bearded men of Berlin, your hair will be in good hands here.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-19h, Steinstraße 17, 10119 Berlin

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Das Stue Spa

Rituals of nurturing and pampering in combination with the ancient knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine create a holistic retreat in this beautiful hotel spa located in Tiergarten. In addition, they only use organic products which don’t contain any chemicals, additives or colourants. Face and body treatments are centred around anti-aging and active regeneration, “awakening new life energies and bringing vitality into the daily routine.”

Open Monday-Thursday 10-21h and Friday-Sunday 10-20h, Drakestraße 1, 10787 Berlin

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Soho House Cowshed Spa

At this luxurious spa, you can enjoy stunning views over Berlin Mitte while sinking into tranquility. Cowshed is divided into two separate areas: Cowshed Active, which is a gym (with access for Soho House members and Hotel Guests only), and Cowshed Relax (which is open to all.) Their space serves as the perfect haven to meet friends, drink, shop and indulge in some pampering. They offer manicures, pedicure, private treatments, relaxation pods, a sauna and steam room, a spacious Hamam as well as a variety of spa treatments tailored to your individual needs.

Open Monday-Friday 9-22h and Saturday-Sunday 10-22h, TorstraBe 1, 10119 Berlin

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Do you know any more amazing wellness places in the city? Feel free to add them in the comments below!

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