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Sauna With Alex

Join the 'Sauna With Alex' community to experience German Aufguss, now available in America.

Hi, my name is
Alex

I’m a sauna enthusiast from Germany, and I'd love to introduce you to the Aufguss steam ritual.

My mission is to expose people to the positive wellness and health benefits of the Aufguss experience. Above all, making it accessible locally, promoting it in the media, and enabling others to facilitate it independently. My goal is that the Aufguss steam ritual can be enjoyed across the United States by as many people as possible. 

Hi, my name is Alex

I’m a sauna enthusiast from Germany and I'd love to introduce you to the Aufguss steam ritual.

My mission is to expose people to the positive wellness and health benefits of the Aufguss experience. Above all, making it accessible locally, promoting it in the media, and enabling others to facilitate it independently. My goal is that the Aufguss steam ritual can be enjoyed across the United States by as many people as possible. 

What is 'German Aufguss’?

‘Aufguss’ is a German sauna tradition that is currently gaining more and more popularity all over the sauna world in the United States. ‘Aufguss’ means infusion in German and it describes a wellness ritual performed by a Saunameister who pours water enriched with natural essential oils on the hot stones of the sauna oven. Shortly after the water vaporizes the Saunameister distributes the hot air using different towel movements which can feel intense and relaxing at the same time. Visit the Aufguss page to learn more about Aufguss, where its coming from and why we love it.

The Purpose of ‘Sauna with Alex’

The sauna experience is an inherent part of German wellness culture and can be enjoyed everywhere across the country. You can find huge wellness parks, such as Therme Erding near Munich which serves more than 1.5 million customers per year, as well as smaller sauna facilities near most cities in Germany. All of these facilities usually offer a variety of Aufguss procedures. 

In the US, the Aufguss experience isn’t well known or established yet, mainly due to a lack of commercial infrastructure and overall awareness. I created the ‘Sauna With Alex’ brand and website to contribute in building more awareness around ‘German Aufguss’ and enable people to experience it first hand. 

The goal of this website is to initiate and grow a community of likeminded Aufguss enthusiasts, to raise awareness about the procedure and its positive benefits and to help the community stay in touch about news and local Aufguss events. At this point we provide ‘German Aufguss’ events exclusively in the greater Minneapolis area. 

Where Can I Experience 'German Aufguss’?

If you want to experience ‘German Aufguss’ in the Twin Cities, join me in the Rooftop Sauna at the Hewing hotel in beautiful Minneapolis. Each ‘Sauna With Alex’ Aufguss event is hosted together with our friends from Sauna Society Outfitters what allows us to ensure high quality and the best experience possible for our participants. ‘Sauna With Alex’ Aufguss events are usually 2–2.5 hours long. Those who do purchase a ticket for the event will have complimentary access to the rooftop spa pool at the Hewing hotel following the event until closing time (midnight). You can learn more about what to expect during a ‘German Aufguss’ event and how to find Hewing hotel in the FAQ. Tickets for ‘Sauna With Alex’ events can be purchased on the Events page.

In the near future, we intend to offer Aufguss weekend retreats, sauna trips to Europe, and some Aufguss experience related physical products. If all of this sounds interesting and you’d like to keep in touch, please sign up to our newsletter below. Also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions and ideas by going to the Contact form.

See you soon on the bench!

Alex