Thursday, March 16, 2006

Kochbrunnen by night

KochbrunnenWiesbaden has a lot of hot springs and 15 of them are bundled here at the Kochbrunnen. There's a fountain inside this pavillon spending the hot water rich with sulfur and other minerals. The temperature is around 65°C.

You can either drink the water (it's supposed to be good for your digestion) here or you can take a bath at one of Wiesbaden's bath houses (good for skin and organism).



At 8:34 AM, Blogger Sam said...

I'll have to find time to take a bath when I come this year. I saw this spring - but I didn't know you could drink the water! cool!

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Maya said...

Ooh..I'd like this, hot springs! I haven't heard of natural hot springs here around Antibes, but I saw a few saunas or jacuzzi places in Nice...I haven't tried though. Is it popular the hammam or turkish bath there? are they all co-ed? what are the rules? clothing optional?

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Sam - you can drink the water but it tastes a bit strange to be honest. I guess that's because of the minerals. I prefer taking a bath in the water...

There are two bath houses using the water from the springs:

1) Kaiser Friedrich Therme: a bit more like a spa with an Irish-Roman bath, a contemporary sauna landscape and a range of therapies. People go nacked or with a towel. Tuesday = Ladies only!

2) Thermalbad Aukammtal: pool and sauna areas are seperated. One part of the pool is outside (wonderful in winter!). Bathing suit in pool area, otherwise nacked/with towel.

Maya - I'm not sure what you mean by "co-ed"? Rules, etc. see above.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Maya said...

:-) means girls+boys coexisting for the same area :-D can people go into the springs directly? without going through the bath houses?


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