Sauna water marathon - from Tampere to Stuttgart
It's the worldwide first ever Sauna Water Marathon. A sauna bucket with pure Finnish Löyly water travels 3,000 kilometres from Finland to Germany through hundreds of hands and transports the message and soul of the Finnish sauna to the International Sauna Congress, which takes place at the same time to interbad in Stuttgart. The aim is to celebrate the beautiful and simple Finnish sauna culture and to make it better known in Germany.
It's a bit like the Olympic torch relay, just with sauna water. Everybody can take part in transporting the bucket from A to B and organise an event in connection with it.
The bucket started on Finnish Sauna Day (11 June 2022) in Tampere, Finland. It travelled to Helsinki and boarded the Finnlines ferry, which brought it safely across the Baltic Sea to Travemünde. In Stralsund, it was transferred from a sailing ship on open sea to a rowing four and ended finally on a finnish party with music and mölky game.
The bucket has also been transported by horse, scooter, bicycle and on foot. The ceremonial final infusion of this marathon will be made by the Finnish Ambassador to Germany, Anne Sipiläinen, at the opening of the International Sauna Congress.Ther
There are no limits for creativity. Almost everything can happen around the sauna bucket: A sauna evening, a concert, a garden party or a wellness break for friends - if it's connected to Finnish sauna and Finland. If you like to participate with your own stop, you find all the important information here.