Sometimes a single day is enough to feel as relaxed as if you'd had a full week's vacation: for example, when you spend time in the saunas or pools of the day spas and thermal baths.

We have put together eight of them that we can particularly recommend in the Munich area.

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Wellnessgarten Waging am See

Wellnessgarten Waging am See
© Wellnessgarten Waging
Am See 7-9
83329 Waging am See

Let's start with the wellness garden: a small wellness gem, as we find, located on Lake Waginger See (near Lake Chiemsee). The 1.5-hour drive there is definitely worth it.

Firstly, because the facility is absolutely beautiful: there are small saunas, relaxation rooms, a large swimming pond and - the absolute highlight in winter - heated beds where you can snuggle up and read or doze off after a sauna session. Secondly, the price-performance ratio is unbeatable, especially when you compare the entrance fee with many other day spas in and around Munich.

Speaking of price: we recommend booking admission in combination with a 25-minute massage - from 61 euros, admission is already included!

How much does it cost? Day ticket 41,50 Euro

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Day Spa: Das Graseck

Day Spa: Das Graseck
© Das Graseck
Graseck 4
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Do you prefer seclusion and don't see yourself in a large spa? Then you should take a closer look at the wellness area of the Graseck in Garmisch-Patenkirchen:

The hotel is beautifully secluded, so the term "mountain hideaway" is no exaggeration, as the only way up is by the hotel's own cable car. It's perfect that the wellness area can also be used when you're not staying at the hotel. The entrance fee includes a bathrobe, slippers and towels as well as use of the juice and tea bar.

But the view is even better than the add-ons: It's not called the Panorama Spa for nothing! In the large, warm outdoor pool you can enjoy a sensational view of the Wetterstein mountains and the mountain view is also included in the sauna and relaxation rooms.

How much does it cost? Day ticket 75 euros, by appointment only

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Therme Bad Aibling

Therme Bad Aibling
© Therme Bad Aibling
Lindenstraße 32
83043 Bad Aibling

There are quite a few thermal spas around Munich - we always enjoy visiting the thermal spa in Bad Aibling ourselves. We think the price-performance ratio here is unbeatable: You really get a lot for the price of admission here.

The sauna area is divided into an indoor area with a warm pool, where you can also swim outside, and a very spacious outdoor area. There you can sauna in huts - and, mega special - on a boat moored on the Triftbach stream flowing past.

Sauna, steam bath, water: the sauna area has a lot to offer without being too big. Good all round!

How much does it cost? Day ticket 34 Euro

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Badria Wasserburg

Badria Wasserburg
© Badria Wasserburg
Alkorstraße 14
83512 Wasserburg am Inn

Relaxation is also the order of the day in Wasserburg am Inn: at Badria to be precise. The adventure pool is not only great fun for children in winter and summer - there is also an outdoor pool! - is not only great fun for children, but also a place of relaxation for adults, as there is also a great sauna world.

From a Finnish log cabin sauna to a herbal sauna and a Rasul bath, there is plenty of variety. Highlight: the sauna garden including barefoot path, water bubble area, stream and a natural water pool!

Incidentally, the sauna price also includes use of the rest of the pool (don't forget your bikinis and swimming trunks!). And if you only want to enjoy the sauna for a few hours, there are also evening rates, which allow you to relax at a reduced price.

What does it cost? Day ticket 25,60 Euro

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Well-Dreams Day Spa im Hotel Schwaiger

Well-Dreams Day Spa im Hotel Schwaiger
© Hotel Café Schwaiger
Feldkirchner Str. 3-5
85625 Glonn

Hotel Schwaiger is located in the small, rather tranquil town of Glonn and invites you to relax in its "Well-Dreams" day spa. You can sweat it out in a Finnish sauna and a herbal sauna; there is also a steam bath and a brine room.

You can spend the breaks between sauna sessions reading and dozing on the waterbeds - and there are even heated and infrared loungers for those who like it particularly warm and cozy.

Incidentally, you've also come to the right place if you want to treat yourself to something extra in addition to the sauna, as you can book a wide range of massages as part of your stay.

How much does it cost? Day ticket Monday to Friday 28 euros, at the weekend 32 euros

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monte mare Seesauna Tegernsee

monte mare Seesauna Tegernsee
© monte mare Tegernsee / MM
Hauptstraße 63
83684 Tegernsee

Lake Tegernsee is a favorite excursion destination for Munich locals anyway, but it is also the perfect place for a relaxing wellness day: at monte mare, you can not only sweat in various saunas, but also (depending on the season) swim in the ice-cold Tegernsee, as there is direct access to the water.

The absolute highlight of the sauna area for all sauna guests is probably the small boat that has been converted into a sauna and rocks gently on the lake.

What we particularly like: A visit to monte mare is pretty straightforward, as you can easily get there by train and don't need a car to get there. So it's relaxing before you even get to the spa...

How much does it cost? Day ticket Monday to Thursday 40 euros, at the weekend 45 euros

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Seebad Starnberg

Seebad Starnberg
© Seebad Starnberg
Strandbadstraße 17
82319 Starnberg

Directly in Starnberg and therefore also perfectly accessible by S-Bahn is the Standbad, which most people probably know in summer because of the large sunbathing lawn by the lake.

But it's not just thanks to the indoor pool that you can have a good time at Seebad Starnberg in winter, but also because of the many saunas. There are three really beautiful boathouse-style sauna huts with direct access to the lake: the panorama sauna, the lakeside sauna and the reed sauna. These are located in a sauna garden in which glazed corridors (very fancy!) take you to the individual saunas.

If you want even more variety, simply relax in the steam bath, the warm pool, one of the infrared cabins or the fireplace lounge.

How much does it cost? Day ticket summer 28.50 euros, day ticket winter 36 euros

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Kristalltherme Kochel

Kristalltherme Kochel
© Kristalltherme Kochel
Seeweg 2
82431 Kochel am See

Sauna with a view: that's not too much of a promise at the Kristalltherme at Kochelsee. Because we think the view of the lake and the surrounding mountains is pretty much unbeatable! But from the front:

The spa is relatively large and extends over several floors, which divide the Kristalltherme into different areas: Sauna, thermal bath (with brine pool, which you can use with your admission for the sauna area) and the leisure pool.

In addition to several saunas, a hammam and a steam bath, the outdoor pools in the Kristalltherme are particularly noteworthy, where you could lie in the warm water for hours and stare at the lake and mountains. And if you prefer to cool off, simply jump into the lake, to which you have direct access.

What does it cost? Day ticket 49,50 Euro

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