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Karlovy Vary Spa

The city of Karlovy Vary is the largest and most famous Czech spa, founded in the 14th century. Situated 2 hours west of Prague, it was founded by Charles IV, Czech king and Roman Emperor.

The city is famous for the health potential of its 12 springs, spa treatment, beautiful classicism and art nouveau architectural, political and cultural events. More than 6 million spa guests across the entire world have visited the town since its founding. More than 60 hot springs were discovered here and twelve of them are used in spa treatment. Their temperature ranges from 34 to 73 degrees centigrade. Mineral springs are used in drinking cure, for bathing and other special treatments.

Karlovy Vary is the home of Becherovka, the famous Czech alcoholic liqueur made of herbs. It claims to be the thirteenth curative spring from Karlovy Vary.

After picking you up from your hotel, we drive for around two hours to reach Karlovy Vary, which is located near the German border. This special tour is arranged in a car or in Mercedes Vito, people-carrier with special DVD equipment, for a group of 7 persons maximum. Prices are set for whole groups regardless of the number of people. During this full-day tour, you will see films and get a general idea of the Spa Karkovy Vary from the DVD. Our driver/ guide will be accompanying you to the city. You can discuss with her or him about the trip and matters of interest.

You will get out of the car in front of the traditional hotel Pupp, it is the start of our tour. You will be walking around river Tepla, several colonnades and you will pass beautiful classicism and art nouveau buildings. Our walking tour of Karlovy Vary includes a taste about 60 hot springs, the best known spring is Vridlo. You will see houses which are connected with the Queen Mara Teresia, the composers Beethoven and Mozart. Our walk finishes near the hotel Termal. Then you will have some free time for visiting the charming shops and elegant cafes of Karlovy Vary or taste the spa wafers which come in many defferent flavors.

Or finally, you can visit Moser glass factory, with the museum and the factory shop or Liqueur factory of John Becher where you can see the process of production of the famous herbal bitter liquer and of course you can taste it.

The tour finishes back in Prague on the place according to your wish

Carslbad - Karlovy Vary

Carslbad - Karlovy Vary

Carslbad - Karlovy Vary

Carslbad - Karlovy Vary

Carslbad - Karlovy Vary

The Hotel Pupp

It is the traditional hotel with two entities - Park Hotel Pupp and Grand Hotel Pupp - founded by Mr. Pupp in the middle of the 18th century. The hotel does not include swimming pool and treatment facilities.

Spa I.

An imposing building with the appearance of a theatre. Both interior and exterior are richly decorated with elements of historicism and art noveau. Names of prominent doctors can be read on the facade of the building. The first name is Jan Becher, the founder of Becherovka liquor.

The Diana Viewing Tower

A lower station of the cable railway is situated in the end of Marian Street. It takes us to the top of hill where is Diana viewing tower. We can get a wonderful view of the spa town.

Theatre Square

There are two imposing buildings. The first is the Central hotel which has been reconstructed recently. The second is Theatre by architects Fellner and Helmer, both well known as architects of many theatres in Europe.

Spring Colonnade

There you will see the most famous mineral spring of KV. It is almost 72°st. C hot and run out from a depth of about 2000 meters. The present architecture comes from communistic time and replaced the formal wooden colonnade.

Market Colonnade

It is a wooden colonnade, built in the end of 19th century, it should have been a provisional building, but it has been standing more than 100 years. There are two mineral springs in the colonnade – the Market spring and Charles IV. spring. Above Charles spring you can see a big metal relief. It reminds story how the Czech king discovered hot healthy water.

Mill Colonnade

The biggest colonnade was built in the end of the 19th century according to the plans of the famous Czech architect Josef Zítek, the builder of the National Theatre in Prague. The structure should have been a two-story colonnade but wasn ´t able to finished it because lack of money. The Neo-Renaissance building is supported by 124 columns. On the opposite site you can admire the Spa house Pasteur with wonderful art nouveau mosaic.

Spa III.

Built in the Neo Gothic style typical of England. The Spa III. is not only a spa facility, it is also an important culture centre.

Thermal Spa Sanatorium

The grey tower building is standing like a guard at the entrance to the spa centre. In the neighborhood of the sanatorium is a nice open swimming pool.

Main Post Office

Is a border between the shopping centre and the spa district of the town. It was built in 1903 and at that time it belonged to among the most modern post facilities in Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

Church of St. Paul and Peter

Is a jewel of the town from the end of 19th century in the typical Byzantine style. The interior of the church is decorated with paintings and icons, gifts of Russian guests.

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