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Kalma Sauna

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Why locals love it

Seriously, Estonians love sauna. The Kalma is the oldest public sauna in Tallinn, operating since 1928 and maintaining its real deal image with wood heating. It has public baths for both men and women (entrance €6.50-€8 for the ladies and €8-€9 for men) so get naked and hop in!

Why you should visit it

To a normal person, sitting naked in a small room with a temperature of 90°C might seem a bit like suicide. Estonians would call that “frosty”. As an added bonus, the Kalma sauna is located in Kalamaja, a historic neighbourhood characterised by unique wooden houses, making it an ideal place for an afternoon stroll.

Special tip

If you truly want to do it like the locals and whack each other with wet birch bunches you can rent a private one for an hourly rate.

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3 Comments

I had such a special experience at Kalma Saun. Lady on reception was so helpful. The 2 women using the sauna at the time made me so welcome - they showed me the ways of an Estonian sauna, and even shared their birch twig bundle with me...I came out euphoric! Visit and enjoy!
Nicole
Traveller
September 16, 2018
Is it mixed ? Male and female pls ?
Andre
Traveller
January 4, 2017
NO. Separate. This is no Germany))
Discover Estonia
Local
January 24, 2018
An authentic public sauna in Kalamaja. You can also book a private sauna with a small pool just for your own group of friends.
Kalev
Local Expert
September 1, 2016

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