These public baths have a cosy sauna, steam room and plunge pool. I head back in and face down my dangling tormentors. My heart speeds up. More men than women, but single-sex changing rooms. It is also an intriguing one. What about my blood?
A plate of orange slices is passed around, and I feel at one with my new naked pals.
See, that’s what the app is perfect for.
Then back to the sauna and repeat. Nothing new about being told off, as even liberal Berlin, to which I recently moved, is full of baffling rules. Berlin My naked sauna in Berlin In Berlin, the saunas are nude — and mixed-sex. A nude mixed sauna is a shocking proposition to an Anglo-American like me. Until recently, the idea of sweating it out in a row of naked Germans seemed impossibly weird. Even more memorable is the smoke sauna, where you sweat in the sooty heat from a fire that burned through the whole day before.