International Beer Day was celebrated across the globe earlier this month as a time to come together with friends and enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into one of the world’s most cherished beverages. For many people beer is a great beverage to enjoy while traveling and this year the hotel booking site booking.com celebrated by presenting six beer spas from around the globe to calm your body and soul.
No matter if you are having a romantic break or a fun weekend with your friends, visiting a beer spa is a unique opportunity to increase your blood circulation, remove the toxins from your body and have lots of fun.
Iceland’s first beer spa, the Bjorbodin Spa in Árskógssandur, is a great place to revitalize your body thanks to geothermal water that gets combined with essential oils, yeast, hops and beer. Soak in one of the large indoor or outdoor tubs as get rid of your body’s unwanted toxins and make your skin shine again.
Where to stay: Set in a peaceful location a short drive from the beer spa in Árskógssandur, the Ytri Vík is a former farm house overlooking a picturesque fjord. Today the property offers guests cozy and traditional wooden cottages with a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals and a geothermal hot tub on the verandah to relax.
Located just outside the small town of Neuzelle, the Bierbad-Landhotel Garni Kummerower Hof – Weltweit erstes Bierbad is not only one of the world’s first beer spas, but is also a beautiful hotel. Located in a peaceful forest and surrounded by the lush greenery of the Schlaubetal Nature Park, the property offers a variety of spa treatments, massages, beer baths and scrubs. Immerse yourself in one of the tubs full of beer in the original 200-year-old vaulted cellar as you hydrate your skin and relax both mind and body. After a soothing spa treatment, enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a fresh cold beer at the hotel’s restaurant.
The Austrian brewery Starkenberger’s Castle is home to the Starkenberger beer pools, the world’s first beer swimming pools. Set in the cellar of the 700-year-old castle, the pools are a great place to unwind while enjoying a refreshing glass of beer.
Where to stay: The family-run Gasthof Seewald is a traditional guest house in a quiet location surrounded by beautiful nature. Before or after indulging in a beer spa treatment, guests can enjoy various outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, skiing and horseback riding.
Prague, Czech Republic
Who knew beer could be so good for you? The Original Beer Spa Prague offers a unique combination of beer-based spa experience and tasting all in one. You’ll get to soak in traditional wooden tubs full of real Czech hops and herbs while sipping on unlimited supplies of pilsner lager from your very own personal tap. Which will make you woozier, the bath or the beer?
Where to stay: Set in an elegant historic building next to the Charles University, Prague Centre Plaza offers a cozy spa with a large sauna, a hot tub and a salt cave. The on-site Prague Beer Spa Bernard features large wooden tubs designed for two people, where you can cool off and benefit from the healing ingredients of beer while sipping a refreshing Bernard beer.
Budapest is home to the Szechenyi Thermal Bath, Europe’s largest medicinal bath. Set amid the greenery of City Park, the spa’s palatial Neo-Baroque building offers the royal treatment with 15 indoor baths and three outdoor pools to choose from. Also part of this spectacular spa is the Thermal Beer Spa, home to six wooden tubs that are filled with warm thermal water and natural beer ingredients so guests can rejuvenate themsleves and feel like a new person.
Where to stay: Located in a classic 19th-century building at the entrance of The City Park, the Mirage Medic Hotel offers elegant rooms in the center of Budapest. You can savor a pint of beer while enjoying stunning views of Heroes’ Square. If the Thermal Beer Spa was not rejuvenating enough, this hotel offers in-house medical services with holistic healing programs. Based on traditional Chinese therapy, the treatments include sleep and dietary adjustment, herbal remedies and acupuncture.
Sisters, Oregon, USA
As one of the first beer spas in the U.S., the Hop in the Spa offers a naturally intoxicating spa experience thanks to enhanced brewed hops and minerals that are combined with variable water temperatures. Choose from an array of individual treatments and don’t forget to ask for a freshly baked pretzel accompanied by (of course) a refreshing beer.
Where to stay: Just a short walk from Hop in the Spa, the FivePine Lodge offers beautifully decorated cottages with oversized waterfall soaking tubs and gas fireplaces. During the summer months you can try a variety of outdoor activities at the property including badminton, croquet, corn hole and bocce ball.