I pack my sauna bag and take with me …

Who does not know it? "I'm packing my suitcase and taking with me..." A popular game where each player in turn puts items in their suitcase. So that nothing is forgotten, the next player must repeat the previous player's items in the correct order and then add a new item. We've modified it a bit for you and put together a packing list for the sauna without a lot of guesswork or forgetting anything.
What all belongs in the sauna bag?

What all belongs in the sauna bag?

There is nothing more relaxing than spending time in the sauna to unwind after a long day at work or a cold winter day. It’s simply soothing to recharge your batteries and unwind in this tranquil environment. But what should you think about when packing for the sauna bag? In this article you will find the answers to this question.

Important utensils for a visit to the sauna

The first step is to choose a large, spacious bag. Surely you still have a suitable one at home. A small travel bag made of nylon is ideal for a sauna visit due to its light weight and water-repellent properties.

Sauna towel and bath slippers

Of course, bath slippers, enough towels and enough mineral water should not be missing in your sauna bag. You will need both a towel to dry off after showering and a larger towel that can also be used as a sauna towel. The ideal size for a sauna towel is 70 cm wide and 180 cm long. You should also have shampoo and shower gel, as well as a new pair of underwear to change into after your sauna session.

Bathrobe and sauna kilt

A bathrobe is recommended for the way from the changing room to the sauna. In many sauna facilities, the so-called bathrobe is mandatory. This means that a sauna guest must wear a bathrobe outside the sauna cabin, pool and outdoor area, i.e. in the rest of the sauna facility. In addition, you can use a bathrobe to relax in the rest area until the next sauna session. If you don’t have a bathrobe at hand, you can also make do with a sauna kilt. For men, a sauna kilt can be a little shorter – after all, no one objects to a free upper body. A sauna kilt for women is a bit longer and covers the whole body.

Swimwear for visiting a textile sauna

Some saunas have special textile saunas where you can only sauna in swimwear. If you don’t want to sauna in swimwear, you can also enter the sweat room in a sauna kilt. It is best to find out in advance if textiles are required for sauna use.

Detailed summary for a sauna visit

  • Money and finances
  • Cash
  • EC card
  • Wallet
  • Hygiene
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo or shower gel
  • Hair conditioner
  • Hair dryer
  • Towel for shower
  • Sauna towel to lie on
  • Small towel for drying
  • Sauna pillow
  • Sauna hat
  • Hair tie

Cream – body lotion – face cream

  • Toilet bag
  • Lip balm
  • Make-up utensils
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Personal medicines


  • Bathrobe
  • Thick socks
  • A change of underwear
  • Gloves – scarf for winter
  • Possibly swimming trunks / bikini


  • Driver’s license and car license
  • Health insurance card
  • Membership card
  • Identity card
  • Disability card

Backpack or bag

  • Sports bag
  • Extra bag for wet clothes or towels
  • Backpack


  • Bathing slippers / flip flops


  • Glasses / contact lenses + case
  • Book or magazine
  • Earplugs against snoring (rest room)
  • Vaccination certificate (Corona)

Technical equipment

  • eBook reader
  • Cell phone
  • mp3 player
  • Charger
  • Watch

For the small hunger or thirst

  • Light snacks
  • Fruit
  • Tea
  • Water


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