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As 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! I screamed with excitement because this was just about the coolest thing I have ever seen! My fiance rolled his eyes at me and knew without a doubt, we were going and there was no if, ands or buts about it!

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

The experience was so amazing that we decided to that when my family came out to Germany for our wedding later in the year, we would HAVE to take them to the beer spa in Prague too!

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 solely 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.

Karlovy Vary: The City of Baths! - California Globetrotter

We immersed ourselves into deep two Royal Oak tubs filled with beer ingredients – malt, brewer’s yeast and hops-a-bubblin’. Maybe if we sit here long enough we’ll begin to ferment 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.

Don’t mind if I do!?

Our First BEER SPA Experience! - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic - California Globetrotter

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!

 

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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:

LOCATION:

Karlovy Vary: Stará Louka 8, 360 01

Prague: Týn 644/10, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město

 

You can also have the same experience in Prague, should you be in the capital. Both locations are great, but personally I would choose Prague again before I went to Karlovy Vary as the Prague Beer Spa is much larger and includes a sauna.

Reservations are highly recommended prior to visiting, as this is such a popular experience, it might be hard to get a chance to take a dip if you’re just a walk in.

PRICES

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Pivní Lázně Spa Beerland offers two packages: the Beer Spa and the Spa Beer Land. This is the standard Beer Spa package which offers one hour of hot tub, unlimited beer for drinking, relaxing straw bed, and homemade beer bread. Spa Beer Land also offers time in a hop sauna and a cooling procedure afterwards all in your own private room.

We chose the standard Beer Spa experience with 2 tubs for 2 people. We didn’t want to share tubs! We also went again with my parents, and had 2 tubs for 4 people.

You can choose 1 tub, 2 people or 2 tubs, 2 people, etc. For our particular choice we paid a total of CZK 4,600 or about 188 USD ($47 per person). For other spa combinations and prices check out this page!

WHAT’S PROVIDED?

Beer Spa Land provides towels, fresh sheets for the straw bed because we aren’t farm animals, a closet for your clothes separate from the wet room, and slippers. You’ll also be able to rock out to some good ol’ American 80s classics!

TIPS FOR VISITING

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? Arrive in your bathing suit, under your normal clothes. You are only allotted one hour in the spa, which includes getting dressed and undressed. To prevent wasting precious time, arrive ready to jump in, or start undressing in front of the lady as she is still telling you how the process works, as my step-dad did! He was quite impatient!

? Bring a plastic bag for your wet swim suit, as you won’t have time to wash it out, and you certainly won’t want to wear for the rest of the day!

? You are forewarned that the beer spa hostess will burst through the door unexpectedly to announce you have 10 minutes to shower and change.

? Not finished with your beer from your spa? Have no fear, at the Prague location, you can continue drinking even after you’re finished with your spa experience!

? Don’t forget to rinse! Preferably 12 hours later for the full effect, but you will feel a bit grainy in certain crevasses so you’ll want to shower by the time you’re home. But rinse only, without soap to allow the nutrients to absorb.

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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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Replies to Our BEER SPA Experience in Prague!

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

  2. 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! 😀

    1. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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?

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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??!

  9. 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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