#15 –Soul-Cleansing Historic Spas


From an old 1836 Hürlimann brewery in Zürich to a contemporary hotel and thermal bathing and spa sanctuary, this hotel offers something so special and unique that is hard to pass up. Despite what you may think, the water in the thermal baths is not heated with a fire, but is rather naturally heated from an underground spring.

Instead of a small wooden barrel for individuals and guests alike who visit the spa, the entire underground is layered with giant 100-year-old wooden barrels that have been converted into baths. The ancient stone arches have been left there to enhance the overall visual aesthetics of the spa; the vaulted chambers are now steam rooms, lounges and auxiliary pools and the locker rooms are now installed in the masonry rooms.