You may not hear palm trees rustling or the roar of waves, nor will you find any beach bunnies running around. Even so, between Polanka nad Odrou, Ostrava, and Klimkovice, lies a great sea with water even saltier than that of the Red Sea.
However, in this landlocked nation, the sea is buried several hundred metres below the earth's surface.
This underground sea became the Klimkovice Spa's water supply. People from around the world come to this healing spa to treat cardiac, musculoskeletal, as well as epidermal ailments. The only water sources with similar properties to these local iodine-bromine elements are in Italy, Austria and Poland. The ancient sea beneath Ostrava was formed eleven million years ago.
The spas in Klimkovice are located in the beautiful surroundings of Hýlov Hill near the town's historical centre, where visitors can tour the museum in the local chateau. They can also travel a short distance to Ostrava for additional entertainment.