Karlovy Vary Shopping

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    everywhere: Goodies!

    by iaint Written Jun 7, 2013
    my goodie bag

    This isn't a tip about one shop. You will find these items all over the spa area - shops and kiosks.

    What to buy: First of all "oplatky". These are wafers, first intended to be eaten while drinking the spa water (to take the taste away).

    Whilst associated with Karlovy Vary now, they originated in nearby Mariánské Lázné.

    Secondly - Becherovka. It's a herbal liqueur, first made by Jan Becher. It is claimed to have therapeutic properties, like the spa water.

    What to pay: Not sure - mine were gifts.

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    Everywhere in Karlovy Vary & Prague's suprkt: Spa wafers - Kolonada

    by FruitLover Updated Mar 7, 2008

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    Spa wafers

    Since 1856.
    Wafers with a special taste and shape.

    It is claimed by the producer that Edward VII, king of England, the composer Johann Strauss, the writer Jan Neruda were amongst those who liked to enjoy warm, fresh spa wafers whilst walking along the sunny Colonnade.

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    Any shop on Karlovy Vary: Carlsbad Spa Wafers

    by lina112 Written Sep 11, 2006

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    The history of the traditional Czech spa wafers (lázeòské oplatky) goes back to 1856 when Karel Reitenberger started to produce them on a large scale. Their taste and shape have not changed ever since. You can find spa wafers in a number of Czech spa towns, but those from Karlovy Vary are the most famous. The large, round, thin and delicate wafers come in several flavors (our favorite is chocolate) and you can buy them boxed in a store or get them fresh from a street vendor who will even warm them up for you.

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    Moser Glass Factory: Bohemian Crystals

    by ozalp Written Apr 19, 2006

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    We had a day-trip to Karlovy Vary. Our first stop was this half museum-half workshop place, in case there are people who want to buy some souvenirs. I had pictured some glass figurines. Also they produce valuable Bohemian Crystal wineglasses etc. There were some pictures of many weddings of European royal families on the walls. Our guide said that that factory had prepared special collections for these weddings. I remember that prices were extremely high.

    What to buy: Figurines, glasses, wineglasses, carafes, etc.

    What to pay: Too much, I think.

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    Gold and fur

    by Liolio Written Jan 12, 2006

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    What to buy: There are lot of shops selling jewelry (especially gold) and fur in Karlovy Vary. I would say these goods are suited to the taste of russian people, even the signs by the shops are written in russian. I did not like the style myself, but for those wishing to buy something of this kind, there are lot of places to do it.

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    Everywhere in the open air.: Waffles

    by LanaFromRiga Written Dec 4, 2003

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    Waffles

    Waffles can buy in many places. Usualy salespeople are near boothes.

    What to buy: Besides watersprings and alchohol drink "Becherovka" Karlovy Vary resort is famous by it's waffles. There are many sorts of waffles.

    What to pay: Very democratic prices, you can buy complects of waffels for yourself, for friends, your family and collegues.

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    Funny Spa Cups/Jugs

    by mustardgirl Written Nov 15, 2003

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    Shop is next to Mill Colonnade, it's not really a shop but more like a kiosk.
    Very handy to get your own flask before all the tasting of the water can begin...

    What to buy: There are special flasks designed for the drinking of mineral water. They are funny shape, like a jug but flat (can’t describe it very well but I’m sure you will recognize one when you see it) and they are locally made. The main material is porcelain but I heard you can also get them crystal. They come in all sizes and are nicely decorated.

    What to pay: A small cup will cost you about 70-100 Kc

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    Paul --------: Shops

    by alectrevor Written Oct 23, 2011
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    In Karlovy Vary the shops are classy, many watch shops , many jewellery, crystal glass, so bring your bank card.

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    Becherovka

    by ozalp Updated Apr 5, 2006

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    Bottle of Becherovka

    What to buy: Becherovka is a unique liqueur which is produced in Karlovy Vary. We informed that it has a secret recipe. It has a spicy and sweet taste. It warms you, also if you have a cough it helps to ease it.

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