Welcome to the Hamam Berlin
The original hamam in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg

The first Hamam in Germany - for woman only

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The Turkish bath for women in Berlin, is an area of ​​the Women's Center Chocolate Factory Association in Berlin Kreuzberg. It was opened in 1988 as the first hammam in Germany. 

The hammam is a bath for cleansing and care of body and soul. Relaxation and communication in a pleasantly warm atmosphere are essential elements of hammam culture. 

In the hamam of the chocolate factory, women of various cultural backgrounds work and meet. The visitors of our oriental bath will find relaxation as well as interesting new contacts and impressions - or they talk to their female friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

In our hamam, the Turkish bath for women, Berliners of various cultural backgrounds as well as visitors from all over the world, who want to get to know the pleasant side of the intercultural metropolis Berlin, meet in a relaxed atmosphere. Not infrequently, visitors first find their way to the hamam and thus get to know and appreciate the chocolate factory with its other feminist offerings, such as advice, education and sports.
 

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As a supplement to the visit to the hamam, we offer our visitors a multitude of treatments as well as relaxation in our sauna, in the infrared cabin, in our courtyard or in our cozy rooms. On her first visit, each woman gets a detailed explanation in which she shows the premises, explains the usual course of the bath and answers any questions that arise.

Gift vouchers can be purchased directly from the website. Also the applications for the visit please book directly here

Reservation is not possible for the hamam visit without application, but also not necessary. When the capacity limit is reached, the entrance for visitors without booked application will be stopped. 

When making an appointment online, please note that the hamam visit starts about 40 minutes before the first application. For the hammam visit without application is not possible to make a reservation, but also not necessary.

Appointments and opening hours

Appointments can only be arranged for treatments.

The receptionist is not online. - She focuses on the organization of the current bathing operation and on the contact with the present visitors, so that they can feel comfortable and relax with us. 

Appointments for treatments can be made online. Hamam visits without applications are always possible during opening hours. However, we regularly limit admission in case of overcrowding. Therefore, there is no right to admission if no application has been booked. 

Hamam visits without treatments are always possible during opening hours. On a few days a year, we have to limit admission for visitors without booked treatments in case of overcrowding. All visitors who have booked treatments are of course entitled to a visit to the hammam, as all treatments can only be booked in conjunction with a visit to the hammam.

We have fixed opening hours; the hamam is also open on public holidays at the usual times. Exceptions are communicated via News and Google Maps.

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Short history of our Hamam for women

The plan to build a hammam for women has existed since the founding of the chocolate factory. The idea was realized to bring together Kreuzberg women of different origins and to create a space of encounter through relaxation in oriental culture already in the 80s. In the fall of 2011, the Frauenzentrum Schokoladenfabrik eV celebrated its 30th anniversary with a celebration lasting several days. 

There are regular guided tours in the hammam for those interested in the cultural context of the Hamam and the history of the chocolate factory.International Women's Day, March 8, is celebrated every year with music and dancing. And every 1st of May, the hammam renounces bathing in favor of a "day of the open door". Then, as an exception, men have the opportunity to visit the hammam and take part in the popular guided tours through the entire women's center.

The hammam provides information about other women's projects, events and other offers for its visitors, while up-to-date journals and a library invite you to read.


Vouchers, on request also for immediate printing, can be purchased online and at the reception.

The hammam culture, ...

... that has developed over millennia, has its origins in the Orient. The ancient bathing culture of Greece was further developed by the Romans. The Turkish bathing culture goes back 800 years. The influence of Islam emphasized the social relevance of the Hamam as a communication center. In Central Anatolia and Istanbul are still the beautiful baths in traditional use. But also eg in Spain (Cordoba), Greece and in Hungary beautiful Hamams are to be found.

Lingering, washing and chatting in the oriental bath rooms is a pleasure far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In the hammam body and mind take a bath in the mild warmth and soft light. The hammam is not just about cleansing the body, but a true celebration of the senses: warmth, moisture, foam, scents and touches create a complex work of art in the service of well-being. The Arabic word "hamam" simply means "warm".

Introductory information on Hamam culture is also compiled on this website, eg in the frame on the right side; What is a hammam? And: What should I bring to visit the hammam. Under Worth knowing you will find more detailed information.

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