Nestled in the scenic western region of the Czech Republic lies the spa town of Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad. Steeped in history, this charming destination has been a beacon for relaxation and rejuvenation for centuries.
Karlovy Vary owes its fame to its mineral-rich thermal springs, which have been cherished for their therapeutic qualities since the 14th century. The city is named after Emperor Charles IV who founded Carlsbad in the 14th century. The healing waters, believed to aid various ailments, draw visitors from around the globe.
The town's architecture is a sight to behold, characterized by elegant colonnades, pastel-colored buildings, and intricate facades. The Mill Colonnade and the Market Colonnade are iconic examples of this architectural splendor.
Aside from its therapeutic waters and architectural beauty, Karlovy Vary hosts the renowned International Film Festival every year in July. The town's lush green parks, such as Dvořák Park, provide tranquil spaces for leisurely strolls.
How to get to Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary can be easily reached by plane, train or car.
Accommodation
There are many hotels and other accomodation options in Karlovy Vary, all bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Dvorak park pavilion 02 Park colonnade 03 Dvorak park 04 Karlsbad 05 Mattoni souvenir shop
06 Karlsbad waterfront 07 Tepla river in Karlsbad 08 Mill colonnade 09 Mill colonnade 10 Menuet apartment building
11 Mill colonnade 12 Menuet apartment building 13 Neoclassical Menuet apartment building 14 Karlsbad waterfront 15 Art Nouveau facade
16 Old Carlsbad grill cafe 17 Lazenska pedestrian area 18 Karlsbad 19 Felix Zawojski Art Nouveau house 20 Church of Mary Magdalene 21 Column of the Holy Trinity
22 Atlantic Palace hotel 23 Sparkasse building 24 Municipal theatre 25 Municipal theatre 26 Market colonnade and castle tower
27 Felix Zawojski Art Nouveau house 28 Karlsbad 29 Water fountain 30 Thermal bath area
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