Vana-Kalamaja tänav 9a, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn
There were saunas in Tallinn as early as in the Middle Ages, but one of the oldest of them is the wood-burning Kalma sauna, which was built in Kalamaja district in 1928 and operates to this day.
The first owner of the sauna, which used to be the most modern sauna in Tallinn, was Paul Vinter. There is still a sign saying ’Kalma saun’, which is an abbreviation of ’Kalamaja sauna’, above the main entrance door. The history and soul of the sauna, which has been renovated several times, as well as its architecture and traditions, can be sensed from the outside. Talking to the locals and going to the sauna with them will take you on a journey to the Soviet era.
There are separate areas for men, women, and families in the sauna. Soft drinks and sauna supplies are also sold.