Therme Erding

Therme, Erding

The Therme Erding is one of the biggest spas in Europe located in Erding, Germany. It is 180.000 squaremeters large and welcomes 1.7 million visitors a year. It is divided into two sections with separate entrances: the sauna and one pool area is only for persons older than 16, another pool under palms, the vast water slides area and the artificial waves section is open to all age classes. Continue reading “Therme Erding”Y

Swimming with penguins

Spreewelten, Lübbenau

The Spreewald (or Błota in Lower Sorbian) is a nice former swamp area where you can hike, ride your bycicle, do canoeing or let yourself be taken around in small traditional ships. But what if the weather is bad? In Lübbenau, Germany there is also a nice spa – the Spreewelten. It is quite a typical indoor and outdoor adventure pool – with artificial waves, a small restaurant and a lazy river. Continue reading “Swimming with penguins”Y

Nemo

Nemo, Magdeburg

The Nemo is a spa and sauna in Magdeburg, Germany – close to the Elbauenpark. It includes indoor and outdoor pools, a slide, two restaurants, three saunas and a steam bath. It is nothing really special and it is of medium size – but I absolutely enjoyed the silence at the sauna and the chance to relax after hours of walking throughout the city. Continue reading “Nemo”Y

Aquapark

Aquapark, Wroclaw

There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a jump into a big pool of water. In Wrocław, Poland there is the Park Wodny or Aquapark not far away from the main railway station. It is not very big and quite crowded when temperatures are high – but it is nice experience. Continue reading “Aquapark”Y

Shabby but fun

Ostsee-Therme, Scharbeutz

What to do if you’re at the Baltic sea in winter times, the wind is blowing hard and it is really cold outside? A good idea is to look out for a spa and a sauna to relax and get some heat back that you lost at the chilly beach. If you’re in the triangle of Lübeck, Fehmarn and Kiel, a visit to the Ostsee-Therme in Scharbeutz, Germany may be right for you. Continue reading “Shabby but fun”Y

Floating

Dead Sea, Israel/Palestine

The Dead Sea is a lake 400 m below sea level – the lowest point of the world. It is kind of a different climate zone and as everybody has heard of – it has very special water conditions. The lake has a very high salinity (28-33 %) and the bottom seems to consist of pure salt. The water is brought in by river Jordan and there is no outflow; the water simply evaporates here.

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