Poem: Randy BlasingMichigan Quarterly Review
Dorothee LangGermany, January 2012
A huge subterranean thermal lake has been discovered below a Turkish bath in Budapest, Hungary. Does anyone have an update on this?
[Source: Ebru News]
There are rituals one must learn and abide by when in a European spa, and spa attendants have little tolerance for those who opt to ignore those rules. Charles J. Adams III
Features an excerpt reprinted from Healing Springs: The Ultimate Guide to Taking the Waters, by Nathaniel Altman.
"The branch of medical science concerned with the therapeutic value of baths, esp. those taken with natural mineral waters [from Latin balneum bath]."
Limes Therme, Aalen, Germany
Once upon a time, Romans lived in this region of Germany, brought their bathing culture with them, and built a borderline: the Limes wall. Not much of the wall is left, but the bathing culture remained.
Image + Text: Dorothee Lang, Germany
Online thermal bath guide > an excellent resource for spa lovers, complete with photos and reviews. Currently features baths in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Sweden ~