Der Boiler

Mehringdamm 34, Berlin, Germany, 10961

Der Boiler
Der Boiler
Der Boiler
Der Boiler
Der Boiler
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TOMORROW Wellness Evening

Large gay sauna (1,500 m²) on 3 floors. Der Boiler features steam room, Finnish sauna, whirlpool, lockers, dark room, private cabins, plus Apple Mac stations, massage & spa area. Free lockers.

The bar & café with outdoor terrace serves drinks, light meals, salads, sandwiches, coffee, beer etc, all very reasonably priced. We found the staff to be very friendly, welcomin, and good at their job of keeping the place clean.

Der Boiler attracts a very diverse client base of all ages and body types. The relaxed environment makes it quite possible to visit just to socialise with friends.

Discounts for students, early birds, and night owls. You may need to queue during party or festival weekends.

nearest station : U: Mehringdamm

weekday: 12:00 - 06:00

weekend: 24 hours

venue: Sauna (桑拿) | features: bar, restaurant, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, spa (酒吧, 餐厅, 互联网, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 温泉池, 放松舱, 温泉) | customers: gay

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last updated: 28-Mar-2019



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based on 32 reviews
  1. Unacceptable: too many old men

    “Unfortunately we need to correct the previous review.
    My boyfriend and I have been appreciating the Boiler sauna for many years (one of the most beautiful structures in Europe); we had already noticed a worrying increase in old men, but now, the situation is out of control. We entered Saturday and Sunday (25 and 26 May 2019) and, men over 65yo, were at least 80%. If the situation does not improve, we will be forced to go to the Laboratory where, as practically everywhere in Berlin, there is a selection at the entrance (as it should be). Sorry, but the admission price is too high for a hospice.. We are very disappointed, but we hope to be able to write a positive review again.“


     on 27-May-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Top

    “Position: Outside the center, but easy to reach by bus.
    Type of customer: Unfortunately, the elderly prevail from Monday to Friday. You can always find some nice guys, but to have a lot of choice, it's better to go on Saturday and Sunday afternoons or evenings, until late at night.
    Structure: Beautiful. Spacious and well-kept rooms. Excellent especially the Turkish bath.
    Cleaning: Good.
    Prices: Quite high, but worth the price.
    Advice for customers: Bring your slippers, otherwise you will pay at the entrance. For those looking for XXX fun in a group, there are the dark area and, above all, the Turkish bath. As in all of Germany, the effeminate are not appreciated.
    Admission is only valid for six hours, after which you pay an hourly rate.
    Advice for managers: It would be nice not to charge for slippers. Entry should be 12 hours, not 6. For the rest, congratulations, because you have one of the most beautiful saunas in Europe. We come to Berlin just to have fun at the Boiler.“


     on 07-May-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Best sauna in Europe

    “This is undoubtedly the best sauna in Europe. On weekends, it works 24 hours and it is completely full. I had so much fun with so many handsome guys there.“

     on 31-Dec-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Outstanding, among the world’s best

    “Alongside the Nieuwezijds sauna in Amsterdam, Berlin’s Der Boiler is the finest I’ve ever experienced. Super-posh - more like a day spa than a sleazy sex dive. The facilities are beautiful, plus clean and impeccably maintained. At 5pm on a Friday the crowd was varied, all types - friendly in general. But this is Germany, so there is some reservation. My only complaint is that their dry sauna, a place where I always enjoy flirting, are too open to the public (glass walls) so it’s a bit too obvious and kills the mood. Overall, I would return in a heartbeat...In fact, maybe I’ll go again today. A bit pricey compared to saunas in Spain, plus they charge extra for sandals, but for the quality of the place it’s not a problem.“

     on 24-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. The only one is the No.1

    “I was surprised to learn that Der Boiler is the only one gay sauna in Berlin when I prepared my summer trip to Europe. It's hard to believe but it is the fact, and actually I am happy about that because it means I don't need to run like hell between different saunas during my fairly short stay in Berlin. And I expected to meet tons of hot guys there cause someone here said he waited for 20 minutes in the long queue to get in.

    So I visited Der Boiler in 2 consecutive days in July, one Sunday and one Monday. To my disappointment, I didn't see the long queue before the entrance. I was not too late, not too early either. The first day (Sunday) I arrived at 19:00, the second day (Monday) I arrived at 17:00, and I stayed there for 2 hours each time. I met no more than 20 guys during my every visit. It's Berlin!

    However I still had enough fun with some guys there since my taste is middle age guys.Yes, most clients are 40+, some are hot and some are out of shape. I could easily picked up my type even if there were no more than 20 guys during my visit.

    The place is big and has enough good and clean facilities: big jacuzzi, 2 dry sauna rooms, steam labyrinth and dark room, free private rooms. Berlin men are open and friendly to new faces, especially to a young and exotic Asian face like me. I felt adored for many men there showed interest in me.

    Later I visited Prague, Munich, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw. After many visits to the local sauna in each city, Der Boiler is still my No.1 choice.“

     on 24-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. So busy

    “I did arrive at 18H a Sunday in Feb and had to wait 20 minutes to get in. Long queue of guys, mainly from start 20’s to mid 40’s. I’m mid 40. Inside tonnes of guys and especially the steam bath was extremely busy. “

     on 24-Feb-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Great Place

    “Being fairly new to the scene and just the wrong side of 50, i was a little nervous when i first arrived. I found everyone to be very friendly. The sauna was very clean and safe throughout. Fun to be had in the Saunas, whirpool, private rooms, labyrinth and cinema On my first night i arrived about 1am and left about 3am. During my time i enjoyed the company of numerous guys and had many new experiences. My second night i was there from 11.30pm to 3.30am and made many new friends. If you want it, you will find it whatever your taste or preference whether you want to play or watch. Give it a try you will not regret it. I am visiting again next week and cant wait.“


     on 14-Feb-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Great place - clean - much fun

    “I am really into saunas and always choose a travel destination depending on gay saunas of the each city
    By surprise, I found out that Berlin has only one real gay sauna. At least, it is clean and nearly all day long open, but very expensive as it is monopoly in Berlin. If you will stay more that 5 days, you can get a card with cheaper entrance fee. Anyway, if you like saunas that is your only choice. VERY BUSY AT SUNDAY AFTERNOON !!“

     on 04-Feb-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. More of the same

    “Loads and loads of people - I went on a working day, Business day and the place was packed with people, different shapes, races and body types.

    Still, there was little to no action happening, aside from some pushy people. Honestly, if you have a huge craving for saunas, then go and have fun, you won't be disappointed.

    Still, if you consider sauna among other things like bars, sex clubs and so on, then perhaps this is a miss. It is one of the cleanest and most organized saunas I have ever been too, but it's nothing out of this world.

    Perhaps the value is a little off too, but, as someone else said: "if you're the only sauna in the city, why not take advantage of that?"“

     on 23-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Pricy and just OK

    “There is nothing lacking in this sauna but nothing special either. Was very busy when I went on a late Sunday afternoon but it figures as I understood it is the only one in Berlin now (who knew, times they are certainly changing).

    21€ is a lot for an entrance but if you have the monopoly, why not to take an advantage of it?“


     on 22-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?


    “The best gay sauna I have ever been to around Europe. Gorgeous men around all the time.“


     on 05-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. New policy at the Boiler

    “Because this is the only gay sauna in Berlin, they have now introduced a policy whereby the entrance fee (21 Euro) is only valid for 5 hours. If you want to stay longer, you have to pay 2 Euro for each extra hour you spend there. All these restrictions and regulations just add to the general feeling of Berlin not being a very friendly tourist destination.“


     on 14-Nov-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Wow!

    “I felt welcome as soon as I entered the door! Huge place, good sized lockers, lots of showers, warm Stone areas to relax, good sized pool/hot tub with a glass side to see from steam room.

    Two large glass fronted saunas, one at 60deg with colour changing lighting, the other at 90deg. Good to see who is in and whether guys are sat, laid down or playing before you join them!

    Very dark steam labyrinth, mainly for standing and walking, few seats! Good place to relax and enjoy. Go before 2pm and its lots cheaper!“


     on 01-Nov-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Wow

      “I beg to differ from you:
      1.- "Good side lockers". Not such a thing. It is a regular, narrow locker that you find everywhere. My gym lockers are bigger than these ones.
      2.- "Very dark steam..." That is stretching the fact...a lot. It is not even dark. You see everybody faces, and their asses and...It looks like Anchorage at 02:00 AM during summer time.
      3.- "Go before 2 PM..." Monday to Friday before 14:00 pm is 15 Euros and for 5 hours. Extra hours is 2 Euros each.
      Facilities are good, cleanliness very good - as any place in Germany, service good. The value is a 4 because the new policy of only 5 hours for 21 Euros.

      Please do not stretch the facts.“


       on 02-Dec-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

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