I.P.Pavlova 16, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
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the House of Peter I
Travel Tips for Karlovy Vary
There is a special etiquette how the water should be drunk so that you would benefit the most of it. Firs of all of course you should consult a doctor and get the right prescriptions because every spring has different qualities. The water should be drunk on the spring, only then it has its healing power (no point of filling the empty coke bottle with it and taking it home to your sick granny). The water has to be drunk from the special flask designed for the purpose. The water has the best effect if you drink it walking on slow pace. I can’t be absolutely sure about the quantity of the water that had to be drunk on one go, but it was a lot considering it doesn’t taste very good…
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been classified by FIAPF as a "non-specialized festival with a feature film competition" (category A). In fulfilling its basic role the festival has become a place where film lovers and filmmakers can meet and where everyone can enjoy high quality films made during the past year from around the world. Because of its success in the past few years the Karlovy Vary festival has become the most significant film event in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Karlovy Vary film festival is one of the oldest in the world.
With regard to the Karlovy Vary IFF, the great social and political changes that took place after November 1989 pushed concerns about organizing the festival to the background. The program for 1990 was saved by the release of a collection of Czechoslovak films which had been locked up for years in a storage vault. And the appearance of a number of important international guests such as Milos Forman and Lindsey Anderson helped as well. Future festivals were in doubt. Financial problems and a lack of interest on the part of the government, organizers and viewers almost ended the festival's long tradition in 1992.
Czechs Spa town
"Nice Day Trip from Prague"
140 km West of Prague is Karlovy Vary. The history like that of Jed Clampett started "one day" when Charles IV "was huntin' for some food(chamois).....when up through the ground came ...... hot mineral water". The town is famous for its health spas and its springs housed in colonnades along the Tepla River. It is fashionable to drink from the springs using the souvenir cups you can buy at one of the numerous tiny shops along the way. Each spring has a plark with the name and temperature of the water nearby - I tried Mlynska (The Mill) which I think was around 50deg - it had a taste reminiscent of .... best described as.. well ... you know when you've just been dumped by a wave and some of it's goes up your nose .... like that ... sea water warmed in your nostrils. I don't think I could expect any health benefits from the quantity I consumed!
"On the way from Prague stop at the ruins at Andel"
Well worth a look if you are travelling by car.
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