In 1957, in Bük – to people’s great surprise – thermal water instead of oil gushed out of the ground. Initially, ‘ditch-bathing’ became popular among local residents, but later the Bük Thermal Bath officially opened its doors. This tiny village has since grown into a popular bath town, with foreign tourists flocking to visit. Bükfürdő Thermal & Spa has become a massive complex and its thermal water – extracted from four wells – is certified as medicinal water. The waters have a very unique composition: their alkali bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium, fluorine and mineral content is relatively high, even by international standards. The unique thick, yellow water has a wide range of applications: due to its anti-inflammatory effect and its ability to improve circulation, it can be used for musculoskeletal, gynaecological, urological and digestive issues. You can enjoy the beneficial effects in both the outdoor and indoor pools, but there are many other ways to bathe in Bükfürdő: the new indoor section also has a lazy river, a hot tub and slides with light effects.