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Our First BEER SPA Experience!

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IMG_6701As we have been knee deep in wedding planning and working like crazy people over here, we needed a little break to celebrate our 3 year anniversary! I had been perusing though Pinterest one day when my eyes were suddenly delighted with a wonderful image of a couple taking a bath. Not any bath. But a BEER BATH! I knew then and there, I had to go to Karlovy Vary for the world’s first beer spa!

For this amazing experience that I just HAD TO HAVE, we drove 2 hous from where we live in Germany, just over the Czech/German border, to spend the day there. We arrive nice and early so we would have enough time to stroll through the town.

The town was founded by Charles IV in the mid-14th century and his dog supposedly fell into a hot spring. Just so you know, “vary” means hot spring. The town quickly gained predominance as the rich and famous flocked here for the healing powers of the hot springs.

Pivní lLázně was the very first Beer Spa. Czechs have a long history of bathing in their beer dating back to the Middle Ages, as they believe that brewing and soaking in yeast cures a numbers of ailments. Not surprising since the Czech have the highest beer consumption in the world and believe their beer to be the best!

We entered a world focused soley on our enjoyment and relaxation, with a small fire lit to give off a cozy vibe. The decorations in the room add to the beer spa experience.

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We immersed ourselves into deep two Royal Oak tubs filled with beer, malt and hops-a-bubblin’, while we enjoyed an unlimited supply of both light and dark Krušovice beer on tap during the hour of our bath which help our bodies to hydrate and promotes mental relaxation. To top it off, we snacked on homemade beer bread.

The affects of take a soak in a beer bath include:

  • skin rejuvenation
  • absorption of vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins
  • soothing effect on the skin, hair and muscles
  • easing of muscle tension
  • reduction of stress
  • regeneration of the body and mind
  • improved blood circulation
  • detoxification – the removal of harmful substances from the body
  • treatment of back and joint pain
  • cleansing of pores
  • increased cardio activity
  • treatment of psoriasis, acne and cellulite
Karlovy Vary: The City of Baths - California Globetrotter
As we enjoyed the room completely to ourselves, we washed away all the stress and tension as the beer soaked into us and the muscles began to give way as we enjoyed the peaceful serenity of Czech music. After our 20 minute dip, we laid on a bed of genuine wheat straw which helps to absorb all the vitamins and extracts from the bath. Never thought I would say “takin’ a roll in the hay” would be healthy for me!

Karlovy Vary: The City of Baths - California Globetrotter

Ultimately, this was the best anniversary experience ever! After all, how else do you give a beer lover a gift? This experience was perfect for us as a couple, but could easily have been just as enjoyable with another couple, as each spa can hold two people comfortably!

But have no fear, there is no after-odor that anyone should be concerned about. Although they recommend not showering for at least 12 hours after the bath for maximum effect, your body is embalmed in fragrant herbs.

For more information about booking your first Beer Spa experience check click the link below:

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If you’re interested in visiting the Czech Republic and are looking for more information, I highly recommend using the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide! Without these guides, I would be lost! This is my travel Bible!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I might make a little extra spending money, at no extra cost to you. As always, all opinions are my own and these products/services have been found useful during our travels and come highly recommended to you from yours truly!

Be sure to check out some other amazing places to visit in the Czech Republic:

Prague

Cesky Krumlov

Ceske Budejovice

Karlovy Vary

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Author: California Globetrotter

At 14 I started traveling the world with my parents and was hooked! By 21 I was studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. By 26 I sold all of my belongings and bought a one way ticket to Germany to teach English. Little did I know, I'd meet the love of my life and end up traveling to the most romantic and idyllic towns in Europe and becoming a long-term expat in Bavaria! My name is Lorelei and I'm just your typical CaliGirl, Sunset Chaser, Fairytale Dreamer, Dress Lover, Traveloholic, Beer Drinker!

39 thoughts on “Our First BEER SPA Experience!

  1. I am happy to hear that you have visited my native country and you enjoyed one of our beer spa in Karlovy Vary. I wrote a blog about the best beer spa in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. If you are interested in this topic you can read it and maybe next time you visit a beer spa in Prague – http://blog.businesstripfriend.com/article/beer-spa-in-prague-for-thirst-fun-health

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  3. Wow, very interesting! Looks like you guys really enjoyed it. I never knew such a thing even existed. Unlimited good beers and a relaxing beer bath sound very inviting🙂

  4. Aah, I never even knew this was a thing! Too funny! But I have to ask…. did you smell like a brewery afterwards?😉

  5. That definitely sounds like an unique and fun experience. Such a shame I don’t like beer.🙂

  6. Oh my gosh that sounds hilarious. So you could actually drink your bathwater? 😀 You would need a lie down afterwards if you did I guess! I would love a champagne bath, with a big straw!😀

    • Uh I probably wouldn’t drink the bath water haha you could if you were desperate but since you have unlimited beer on tap, I’d go with the better beer! There are also wine spas in the Czech which Im also interested in!

  7. beer spa?haha, this is for my hubby:) #city tripping

  8. I love this!! I’ve never heard of it before but what a unique experience…and perfect anniversary for beer lovers. Thanks for bringing this to my attention…and sharing on #citytripping xx

  9. This is fabulous – I had never come across them before but I fancy the idea of the wine spa too. Perfect for an anniversary as well. Thanks for joining up with #citytripping

  10. This sounds so odd, yet so awesome, haha! Need to try it next time I visit the Czech Republic😀

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  16. OMG. This would be my husband’s idea of heaven, I think I would prefer a wine bath🙂 Did the beer really make your skin that lovely? Brilliant! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

  17. This is such a fab idea:)

  18. Oh my. What a great idea! I suppose I should have considered the possibility, given that you can get hop shampoo and the like though. Is it a special type of beer, I wonder. Can you get different beers for different dermatological issues?

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  22. Haha… this sounds like such a fantastic experience🙂 And yes, who would have thought rolling in the hay could be healthy!😀 I just wrote about our own day trip to Karlovy Vary and was so excited to discover yours🙂 Will have to take the hubby there someday🙂

  23. II can definitely see how this would be relaxing! I love how they’ve encompassed so many beer type things all in one spa experience, it’s inspired. Whilst I don’t drink beer myself (I’m coeliac) I’d definitely be interested in a gin spa… That surely has curative properties, right??!

  24. Oh my gosh, that’s hilarious!!! I never knew beer spas even existed!!

  25. OH. MY. GOODNESS. seriously you have blown my mind. A) i love beer B) who doesn’t love a spa!? C) beer and a spa?! omg! this is definitely one of the coolest things I’ve heard about in a while.

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