9, Marianskolazenska, Karlovy Vary, 360 01, Czech Republic
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Tepla River promenade and Renaissance buildings.
Karlovy Vary spa
Typical Karlovy Vary panorama
Travel Tips for Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary: Spa Town
Come here to see famous Hotel Grand Pupp, which has been featured in a lot of movies, and see the mineral springs and drink from the waters there. The architecture is beautiful and there is the opportunity to have a great lunch. Go with a tour group as it is a long way away (1 hr and 55 min)
Mansion overlooking riverfront promenade.
This mansion was owned by Russian aristocarcy who were attracted to Karlovy Vary by the surprisingly mild climate of the river valley and the numerous therapeutic spas of the area. The exterior architecture of the mansion is plain in comparison to most to of the highly ornate exteriors given to the buildings of Karlovy Vary during the second half of the 19th. century. I found its appearance to be a refreshing change of pace from the ornate buildings along the promenade. I don't recall what the present use of the building is. It is surrounded by shops and cafes.
Notice the intricate stonework of the promenade walkway shown in the foreground. Also shown are a few of the many public benches on which visitors can relax while enjoying the ambience of the riverfront neighborhood.
Day of Water Treatment
Karlovy Vary is the oldest and what I have heard of, also the most beautiful of Bohemian spas. So decided to check it out… It’s about 2 hours by bus from Prague and a perfect destination for daytrip…
It was great getting out of hot and crowded Prague and have a relaxing day amongst colourful villas and mountains and trees and lots of different kind of water…
There are 12 different warm springs in Karlovy Vary. Many say that there is also 13th - the local herb liqueur Becherovka. My lifesaver was a spring not mentioned in books – a pool with nice cool water and spectacular views overlooking the town. I will call it the 14th spring…
It was good being in a place where only the “chosen ones” were allowed during soviet time. The place has not lost its popularity amongst old “babuljas” with gold teeth, walking the streets and drinking “water of life” from their funnily shaped flasks...
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