Beer bath

Guests at Austrian resort go swimmin' in suds

June 12, 2005 - An Austrian holiday resort offers guests the chance to swim in a pool containing 42,000 pints of beer.


The Starkenber Beer Myth resort located at the medieval castle of Starkenberger in Austria's Tyrol region filled seven 13-foot long pools with the beer. Management contends that beer baths heal various skin diseases.

Some guests reportedly have sampled the pool water during the swims. "I would rather swim than swallow, as we serve enough of a cold, fresh tapped beer on the bars next to the pools," said manager Markus Amann.

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