If the weather’s bad, hop on a bus at Križovatka and whizz over to Sklené Teplice Spa (kupele-skleneteplice.sk). You’ll be instructed to jump into hot springs and take cold showers alternately, an ordeal that leaves you exhausted to the point of relaxation. The spring is 42°C, with high levels of magnesium and calcium, and the spa claims it heals visitors with muscle and locomotive conditions. There’s also a pool, saunas and massage.

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