About the Hammam & Spa Oktogon
A dreamy spa experience straight from the 1,001 Nights
The Middle Eastern cleansing ritual is the focus of the Hammam & Spa Oktogon Bern. The centuries-old bathing ceremony refreshes both body and soul, and you can enjoy a safe haven in which to relax for a few hours. The spa rooms are spread over four storeys; the warm relaxation bath beneath the 13-metre-high dome forms the heart of the hammam. In addition to the cleansing ritual, we also offer massages and treatments as the perfect way to round off your visit. At the end of the ritual, you can relax in the cosy relaxation rooms or our small bistro, and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat.
People have been cleansing their mind, body and soul in hammams for centuries. This traditional Middle Eastern ritual is based on the gradual warming up and cleansing of the body and follows a fixed sequence. The visit lasts around two hours and spans several rooms.
Rhassoul is considered an insider tip for natural beauty care. A proven beauty remedy in the Orient for thousands of years - Rhassoul, the Moroccan clay. Apply the pack to your body in a steam bath and let the nourishing substances take effect. Rhassoul helps to effectively cleanse and elasticise the skin - a soothing and natural beauty care.
Massages and treatments
An invigorating massage or therapeutic treatment is the perfect way to round off your hammam experience. That’s why our spa team has come up with various day spa offers – made for maximum relaxation and well-being, with treatments designed to complement each other.
A visit to the hammam is a journey to yourself.
In the Bern hammam, Bernese architectural history meets Middle Eastern influences. The Bern hammam is built on the foundations of the first gas boiler, which was created in the 19th century. The original designers opted for an eight-sided layout – hence the name ‘Oktogon’ (octagon).
Traditional hammam foam massage
Enjoy a soothing full-body massage, starting with a peeling. Then you will be wrapped in foam and pampered with targeted massage strokes. The scent of the mild and natural soap has a relaxing and mood-lifting effect. The 50-minute massage is rounded off with a soothing hair wash and head massage.
Round off your visit to the hammam with delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, freshly prepared each day. Hot tea and water are available free of charge.