How to sauna the Estonian way - Saturday 11 May 2019

Sat 11. May 2019 at 14:00 - 17:00

Heldeke! · Tööstuse 13, Tallinn, Estonia

- Enjoy a relaxing sauna
- Learn about Estonian sauna culture
- First drink included (beer, cider or birch juice)

One of the best ways to truly understand Estonia is to join us in the sauna!

'How to sauna the Estonian way' is your opportunity to enjoy a relaxing Estonian sauna, while also learning about how Estonian sauna culture has developed over thousands of years. We'll start by discussing ancient sweat culture and its earliest origins here among Finno-Ugric and Baltic peoples and finally look at why the sauna is still important to Estonians today. Along the way, we'll also look at old beliefs, new science, weird history and interesting traditions around the sauna.

Everyone is welcome, including groups and solo travellers, whether you are an experienced sauna-goer or have never been to one before. You can enjoy the sauna at your own pace and we'll guide you through everything you need to know.

Anni and Adam are the hosts. Over the past few years, they've travelled around Estonia and beyond together to find weird and wonderful saunas - while writing a book about Estonian sauna culture. They've also featured regularly in international media coverage to promote Estonia as a sauna destination.

The event takes place at Heldeke, an underground theatre, bar and sauna in the vibrant Kalamaja district of Tallinn, a short stroll from the Old Town. The address is: Heldeke, Tööstuse 13, 10413, Tallinn.

The sauna has 'home rules', which means swimming clothes are optional and women are welcome to go in separately when they wish. The bar is well stocked with interesting Estonian drinks you are welcome to purchase, including a wide selection of alcohol-free options.

Bring your own towel (or rent one), flip flops (if you have them) and swimwear (optional). Advanced booking is essential, at least one hour before the event.

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Anni and Adam

Phone: 56998730



Heldeke! · Tööstuse 13, Tallinn, Estonia

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