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Cabrah
Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 06:29 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?

Hersir
Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Iceland has hot springs
http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/5/54/545/545317/storby7_1220252155.jpg

http://www.tu.no/multimedia/archive/00032/Bl__lagune0609072138_32726e.jpg

http://www.snl.no/system/images/i/island_geysir_p2170070.jpg

And some other places: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_springs_around_the_world#Europe

Siebenbürgerin
Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Here some pictures from European hot springs (besides Iceland).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Roman_Baths%2C_Bath_-_Sacred_Spring.jpg/733px-Roman_Baths%2C_Bath_-_Sacred_Spring.jpg

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.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Aachen_Burtscheid_Schlangenquellchen.JPG/800px-Aachen_Burtscheid_Schlangenquellchen.JPG

Aachen, Germany.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/Chaudes-Aigues-Source-Mus%C3%A9e.JPG/800px-Chaudes-Aigues-Source-Mus%C3%A9e.JPG

Hot springs and museum in Chaudes-Aigues (Cantal), France.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/VichySourceGrandeGrille001.jpg/800px-VichySourceGrandeGrille001.jpg

Source chaude de Grande grille (Vichy), France.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Brunnen_%28Karlsbad%29.JPG/746px-Brunnen_%28Karlsbad%29.JPG

Brunnen (Karlsbad), Czech Republic.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Thermopylae_hot_springs.jpg/800px-Thermopylae_hot_springs.jpg

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.

Víðálfr
Monday, June 15th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Here are a few pictures:

http://www.armoniavoyages.ro/UserFiles/Image/poze%20oferte/2herculane07%5B1%5D.jpg

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.


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eMD2Co6NAvw/RzqgQ5dKUmI/AAAAAAAAAsM/bS922rmR5Ls/Picture+131.jpg

Băile Felix (Crişana region, Romania)


http://www.multitasking.hu/kepeslapok/200935.jpg

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