After having a hard day, relaxing in a swimming pool with hot water is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences, and there is nothing quite like the sensations that can be obtained from a soak in a pool that contains its own thermal water. A brief summary of some of the top hot springs in Europe is provided below, ranging from the beautiful Blue Lagoon, that can be found in Iceland to the most fashionable spa in Switzerland.
1. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Although it is not known for certain why the water found in the Blue Lagoon is so helpful to the skin, it is most likely due to a combination of minerals, bacteria, and algae contained in the water at the time of the study. Calcium, chloride, and natron are all present in the water of the Blue Lagoon, and these elements combine to form sea salt.
2. Therme Vals, Switzerland
3. Thermae Bath Spa, UK
From the Celts to the Saxons, anyone and everyone have benefited from the medicinal benefits of the earliest hot spring in Britain, which was discovered by the mythical British ruler Bladud around 863 BC and has been in use to the current day. Thermae Bath Spa, which is located near the springs that supply the Roman Baths Historical Museum, features steam rooms and four thermal baths, and a rooftop outdoor pool with a picturesque view of Bath Abbey.
Thermae is a stunning fusion of ‘old and new,’ where antique spa buildings are interspersed with the contemporary architecture of the New Royal Bath, creating an unforgettable experience.
Delicious meals, snacks, and beverages are available throughout the day and evening in the Springs Café & Restaurant for spa guests to enjoy.
4. Széchenyi, Hungary
From the moment you step outside the Szechenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest, you will be taken aback by the natural beauty of the place. The outdoor pools are divided into three distinct zones for your enjoyment. Two circular thermal pools are located on opposing sides of a long, beautiful lap pool that spans the middle of the facility. In every direction, they are surrounded by Neo-Baroque architecture and bright yellow walls, with numerous intricate white sculptures to be found everywhere. Almost as if you’re swimming within a huge palace!