Sauna Fest 2023 begins at Therme Bucharest, Europe’s most significant wellness center. The Spa announces the debut of the 5th edition of the largest sauna festival in the world and the only one of its kind in Romania – Sauna Fest 2023. Between 2 and October 22, the Therme saunas become the scenes of the most spectacular sauna shows supported by the best Aufguss Masters in the world.
The show, essential oils and sauna culture intertwine for a new memorable edition of Sauna Fest
For the first time since its debut in 2017, Sauna Fest 2023 brings together over 60 international Aufguss Masters, who will stage over 300 sauna shows, thus becoming the only sauna festival in the world of such magnitude. In addition to the hundreds of multisensory performances, visitors can enjoy dozens of experiences dedicated to relaxation and well-being, all included in the admission fee.
Andrei Şerban, the winner of the 7th place in the world, and the Dutch Joes Hermsen and Ashley Fijma, the occupants of the 8th and 5th places, respectively, at the Aufguss WM World Championship, are just some of the guests of this edition.
In an absolute first for Romania, Andrei Şerban, a member of the Therme Bucharest wellness team, put our country on the world map of sauna culture and Aufguss rituals. The experience of over five years and his boundless passion for the sauna brought Andrei Şerban international recognition. The exceptional show entitled „Workaholic” placed Andrei in the top 10 MoA (n.r.: Masters of Aufguss) in the world. „I want to make your heart sing!” is Andrei’s promise and motto for Sauna Fest 2023. Thus, in the first week of the festival (October 2-8), Therme visitors will be able to see Andrei live with the shows „Workoholic”, „Do not Forget” and „Wicked Games”.
In the second Sauna Fest week (October 13-15), the Dutchman Joes Hermsen, ranked 8th worldwide, will stage „Grim Reaper”. Between October 19 and 21, world number 5, Ashley Fijma, Dutch sauna master with Viking roots, brings to Sauna Fest the energy of the show entitled „Sirena”, applauded on the open stage at this year’s Aufguss WM World Championship.
For 21 days, sauna experts from Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Holland, Romania, Italy, Great Britain, Slovenia and Croatia will give unique performances to the Romanian public. The list of guests and the complete program are available on www.therme.ro
This year’s edition will be more spectacular and intense than ever! We are happy to have at Therme Bucharest the best sauna masters in the world, even from the Top 10, led by Andrei Şerban, of whom we are very proud. Beyond the health marathon that we propose, Sauna Fest is an open invitation to disconnect from everything that means daily stress, tasks, worries and the overly alert rhythm we live every day. In addition, you do not have to travel all over Europe to have the most important sauna masters in front of you. You have over 300 sauna shows, all unique in their way through the fabulous combinations of essential oils, music and costumes. See you in the sauna!Cosmin Cîrîc, Wellness Director of Therme Bucharest.
Aufguss means shows, emotion and health through all pores at plus 70 degrees Celsius
Known worldwide for their beneficial effects on health, such as improving the cardiovascular system, lung capacity and the immune system, saunas appeared around 2000 years ago in Finland and have remained until today a true haven for relaxation, relaxation, balancing and pampering.
The Aufguss ritual is a unique technique where a wellness master uses ice cubes with natural essential oils to spread the steam from the sauna with the help of a towel, fan or flag. An Aufguss Show – what visitors will experience at Sauna Fest – is a unique show where the masters use music, dance and inspirational stories to reproduce the genuine emotion and colour of a ritual created for the senses.
About Therme Bucharest
Therme Bucharest is the largest wellness complex at the European level, built greenfield, on an area of 250,000 square meters, with a total indoor area of over 34,000 square meters and a capacity of 4,000 people simultaneously indoors. The center houses the most extensive botanical garden in Romania, with over 880,000 live plants, and has the largest palm plantation in Europe, with over 1,500 specimens. The project excels in magnitude and uniqueness, offering its clients luxury services and ambience at affordable prices, with the highest standards in terms of architecture, technology, health and relaxation worldwide. The international popularity of Therme Bucharest brought in 2023 over 30% of foreign tourists arriving in Bucharest to visit Therme.