Sadova 28, Karlovy Vary, 36001, Czech Republic
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Mineralwater from Karlsbad's spring
Travel Tips for Karlovy Vary
Taking the waters
There are a number of places where you can take the waters from taps in the town for free.
The first time I came to the town I was dying for a nice cold drink. Thinking I would save a few pennies (it was a LONG time ago) I went to fill up a water bottle from the taps.
It was only then that I discovered the water actually comes out warm.
Whilst I'm sure it's not "de riguer" I found out that when the water is chilled, it actually quite tastes quite pleasant.
Dum Zawojski is the next colonnade you will come across walking down by the Tepla.
It’s one very “girly” building.
I’m not really home in architecture but I must say that these wrought-iron decorations are typical for spa towns… You can find lots of houses like that in Estonian spa towns like Pärnu and Haapsalu.
Spa Town in Czech Rep (Carlsbad)
Karlovy Vary (also known as Carlsbad) is a fairly well known spa town in Czech Republic. It is a lovely town - quite large, and the well known centre is the river and town centre near the Grandhotel Pupp.
It is well worth buying a lovely little mug (with a handle and spout - to drink from) for about 3 - 5 euros, and going to the main spa centre and collecting some water. You have the option of collecting water at three different temperatures 55 C, 62 C and i think (from memory) 45C. The water tastes a little metallicly (is that a word), and it not too bad at all. They say it is extremely good for you.
I did not stay here (stayed in Frantiskovy instead - see page on this town), so know nothing of the hotels. Unfortunately we were only able to spend one day here whilst passing through to Praha
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