My wife and I enjoy spas--especially a good hamamm--and have a day to spend in Wiesbaden before departing from Frankfurt. Question: which spa is recommended, Kaiser Friedrich Therme or Thermalbad Aukammtal. Anyone been to both?
Here is the response from one of our book editors, who is originally from Germany:
The Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme is a bath house which lets you experience “Irish-Roman” spa culture in historic ambience. The spa offers various saunas with different temperatures, different pools and rooms for relaxation and rest. Bathrobes and towels can be rented. The spa is textile-free – ( swimsuits are not allowed). Co-ed, Tuesdays is women only. This place offers a very unique bathing experience.
The Thermalbad Aukammtal has about three times the size of the Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme. It is a modern style thermalbad with two large pools and a seperated spa area with different saunas. The pool area requires to wear a bathing suit. This is a family bath and depending on the time of your visit it can be crowded and loud in the pool area. The sauna area is textil-free only and used to be quite nice, although it has been a while since I have visited this bath. And I have heard recently that it may need some renovation. Mondays is women only. You have to bring your own towels (Not sure, if you can rent bathrobe and towels!)