Bathing in Beer – The Beer Spas of Prague
As a nation, the Czech Republic holds claim to the NUMBER ONE spot for beer drinking in the world! Nearly 150 liters per person each year. And they’ve had lots of practice. Records from the early Middle Ages show Bohemia as the central area for growing hops used in beer production. These Bohemian hops became so prized in the early 900’s that King Wenceslas ordered the death penalty for anyone caught exporting the cuttings. Beer in the Czech Republic is a serious business as we learned on our tour of Prague with JayWay Travel. It was only a matter of time before someone realized beer can be good for the body from the outside as well. This is how BEER SPAS came into the picture.
When you visit the Czech Republic, it’s a rite of passage to drink the beer. Everyone knows Prague is famous for the delicious beers you’ll find. From Pilsner Urquell to Budvar, you have to simply wander the streets a few feet to find a place to quench your thirst. Beers spas are also easy to find within the city center of Prague. Spa Beerland Prague (Pivní Lazne), Beer Spa Praha Bernard, and Lazne Pramen are three of the most popular spots to soak those tired muscles and drink of the Czech Republic’s finest brews.
Benefits of a Beer Spa
Bathing in beer is both relaxing and restorative to the skin. The actual bath is warmed to 92-95 degrees (~37C) and a combination of organic brewers yeast, aromatic hops, and crushed herbs are added. Rough skin benefits from the exfoliating effects of the hops, while yeast is well known for its healing properties. To complete the full “frothy” experience, the brewery or spa often adds a portion of their own special beer blend. The B vitamins and sugars in the beer mixture make the skin more elastic and relaxed. This luxurious bath provides soothing anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
Many beer spas of Prague also include unlimited beer to drink during your spa experience. At Beer Spa Bernard your own personal beer tap is attached to the soaking tub. It’s the best of all worlds – pulling your own pint while immersed up to your ears in warm beer bubbles! And at the end of the soak, you’re invited to take home an original bottle of Beer Bernard as well as a certificate with historical seal signifying your completion as a souvenir.
A Unique Way to Experience Prague
Soaking in a beer spa is definitely a different way to experience the charm of Old Town Prague. We spoke with several individuals who had just finished their beer spa experience and all loved it. Girlfriend getaways, newlyweds, and stag-dos were all listed on the appointment books. One couple we spoke with was given a gift certificate to a “Couples Beer Treatment” as a wedding present! This pampering gift also included warm massages after the soak. It was a perfect way for both of them to enjoy the very best of Prague.
Warm mineral water, deliciously soothing hops, and the chance to drink your fill of some of the world’s best beers combine to make the beer spa experience one that you won’t soon forget. Would you consider a beer spa? We certainly would. It’s definitely on the list for our next visit to the delightful city of Prague.
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I have to say I would be very tempted to drink the bath.
I think this may be the reason they attached a beer tap to the tub! Much tastier!
When in Rome, though in this case it is Prague, and yes I would definitely bathe in beer.
What a dreamy combination! I knew Prague was famous for beer but had no idea they had managed to combine therapeutic spas with beer. That beer tap attached to the tub is priceless! A perfect reason to make a return visit
Who knew bathing in beer could have such positive effects? Yes, we will be back!
Maybe they give you beer so that you don’t drink from the tub. Definitely don’t want to throw out the baby with the bath, right?
I can just imagine this conversation: “Betsy, you look so exfoliated!” “Why, it’s because I soaked myself in beer!” Even though I joke, it still seems like a beer spa in Prague would be fun, and I think I could even get Pete to try it! 😀
You should feel the effects in your hair!
Hi Lisa, what an interesting article. We just got back from Prague and loved it. But we missed the beer spas! Such a beautiful city and not enough time to experience it all. Now we have another reason to go back!
Sounds totally relaxing and I love the tub for two. Looks like you could soak, imbibe and even get a couple of hands of cards played while enjoying the beer spa experience!
A full service experience indeed!
Never heard of a beer spa before but it sure sounds interesting. Who knew that beer would be good for your skin and have anti-inflammatory properties as well. Learn something new every day. Thanks for sharing.
One of the many things we love about travel – learning so many new and interesting things and have great experiences!
I love the idea of visiting a beer spa in Prague, and soaking in beer while also drinking it. I’ve added it to my bucket list.
It makes sense to have these beer spas, but I also shed a tear that beer is being used other than consumption down me beer-gullet. And now I’m very thirsty for the “pivo” …
I don’t like beer, but I’d be curious to try beer spas. Isn’t it sticky, though, on your skin? And would they be able to scrounge up a glass of white wine for a non-beer-drinker like me?
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The beer spas of Prague make me want to go there right now! Just reading it, I felt more relaxed. And your words “pulling your own pint while immersed up to your ears in warm beer bubbles! ” sound like something made from Homer Simpsons dreams.
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