“What do you think of going to a German spa?”
I was out to lunch with several German lawyers speaking English in a Vietnamese restaurant. I wanted to know if this is something they did or if it was something written up in the guidebooks for tourists.
“No. We don’t ever go to a spa,” replied Stefan with a bemused look on his face.
“Why is that?” I asked. “I thought you Germans were famous for soaking in hot mineral baths to achieve maximum wellness?”
“Because spas are for old people. If you go to one, you will lower the average age of the people there by at least ten years.”
The others laughed and took the conversation in another direction.
Two weeks later we had nothing on the calendar for the weekend, the weather was cold and gray, and I was ready for some adventure.
“Hey!” I said to my wife. “I know what we can do. Let’s go to a German spa for the weekend. I’ll find one on the Internet. Pack your swimsuit.”
When I read this on a website, I knew I had to check it out:
“Revitalize yourself in the warm waters of the springs of Bad Griesbach. The medicinal properties of the water drawn from the depths of the earth in the Rott Valley can be beneficial to you and your wellbeing. The therapeutic thermal mineral water is brought up from a depth of 1,522 meters.”
I didn’t know my wellbeing was different than me. Maybe my wellbeing is something I carry around in my pocket.
for the good stuff go to http://skabrat.com/2013/04/getting-naked-in-bad-griesbach-germany/