In Hungary Geothermal energy provides health and economic benefits

December 16, 2020

Hungary is one of the richest countries in thermal water in Europe, with a spa culture dating back to the roman times and medieval ages. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, the Ottoman Turks established Turkish baths along the banks of the Danube River in Budapest. There, the river water’s interaction with a geological fault results in an especially high concentration of thermal springs. Several of the facilities founded during the Ottoman ruling are still in use today.

The abundant thermal water springs—more than 1,300 in the whole country, with 123 in Budapest alone — offer countless opportunities for wellbeing all year around. These water sources are rich in dissolved minerals, with the exact mineral content varying depending on the location. They are curative as well as luxuriously calming.

The health and wellness tourism spurring from the around 160 thermal spas and 130 centres using medicinal waters also provides an important income for the Hungarian economy.

Source: Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary

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