The Starkenberger beer pools might sound like a myth, but apparently they’re not.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, three pints of beer number the brain by up to 20 percent, so you better not inhale deeply when taking a dip in the Starkenberger beer pools.
Considering that those from North Dakota and California drink the most beer in the United States, we might know the target demographic for the Starkenberger beer pools. Unfortunately for these Americans, these quasi-mythical beer swimming pools are also only in Austria.
Centuries old, the Austrian brewery Starkenberger one-upped their American competitors like Anheuser-Busch (who are Belgian owned anyway, now) to create the world’s first beer swimming pools. To make this mark completely unbeatable the Starkenberger beer pools are inside a castle!
Located fairly close to Munich, the Starkenberger Brewery castle is on the side of a sweeping mountainscape that should be drawing attention on its own. But beer fans are likely to be looking more closely at the gothic cellars of the castle which features seven beer swimming pools, for a total of 12,000 liters. There are three other locations in Germany and Austria that offer beer spas, but the Starkenberger Brewery is the only one to offer a full beer swimming pool.
The cost of the Starkenberger beer pools is actually not that bad if you split it up among several friends. The reservation is $298 per pool but it’s only $6.50 per person, so six people would only cost a little more than $50. The price of swimming in the Starkenberger beer pools also includes one bottle of beer, beer crackers, and a meat spread.
The history of the Starkenberger beer pools are actually just as interesting. In the days of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used to bathe in beer pools since they were supposed to have a restorative effect on the body. Speaking of women and beer, the Starkenberger brewery located within the castle has been operating for hundreds of years and it’s always been run entirely by women.
Would you go out of your way for the Starkenberger beer pools?