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Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 05:29 AM
Recently I had an opportunity to visit some hot springs in the southwestern United States, and relax in their healing waters. I was wondering if there are any in Europe? Does anyone have photos?
Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Iceland has hot springs
And some other places: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_springs_around_the_world#Europe
Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Here some pictures from European hot springs (besides Iceland).
Roman Baths, Bath, England. The 'sacred pool' of Sulis is the source of the geothermal spring where the hot water rises before being channelled to feed the other bathing rooms.
Hot springs and museum in Chaudes-Aigues (Cantal), France.
Source chaude de Grande grille (Vichy), France.
Brunnen (Karlsbad), Czech Republic.
Thermopylae derives half of its name from its hot springs. This river is formed by the steaming water which smells of sulfur. In the background, you can see buildings of the modern baths. In ancient times the springs created a swamp. Greece.
Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Here are a few pictures:
Băile Herculane (Banat region, Romania), more information here (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bail e-herculane.ro%2Fsite%2Fnouvellepage14.htm ). I have personally been there, but I didn't stay too much. I only had the occasion to see a few springs, and checked the water temperature of one of them (it was really hot!). Unfortunatelly I didn't make photos of the springs, only of some buildings, which have an interesting architecture, left from the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Băile Felix (Crişana region, Romania)
Bad Blumau (Austria)
I've found a few other hot springs listed at this address (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwikitrav el.org%2Fen%2FHot_springs).
P.S. Hot springs in Iceland look really great! :D
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