#7 Bathed in Beer: Chodova Plana, Czech Republic
The Czechs take beer seriously … very seriously. They have beer festivals, beer gardens, breweries galore — heck, they even bathe in the stuff. Don’t believe us? Take a trip to a Czech beer spa, where the yeasty brew is used for more than just quenching thirst. At beer spas, you can soak your bones in a warm, foamy beer bath, emerging slightly sticky yet fully relaxed. The baths are brewed from a combination of mineral water, beer and various beer ingredients such as hops and yeast. According to the Web site for the Chodovar Brewery, a popular brew house and beer spa located in Chodova Plana, “The procedures have curative effects on the complexion and hair, relieve muscle tension, warm up joints and support immune system of the organism.” We’ll drink to that.