Teplice Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Teplice Things to Do

  • Divadelni Park

    This one is one of the most beautiful parks/gardens in Teplice. It is (re)named after the adjoining theatre (divadlo), on my previous visit it was still named "Lazensky sad" (spa garden). The park is located between the Beethoven spa centre, Mirove namesti, theatre and Cisarske lazne (Emperor's spa hotel). This is where most people enjoy their...

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  • Castle and museum

    The dominating building at the Zamecke namesti in the southern old town is the castle. It was built 1585 - 1635 on the ruins of the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. In 1751 and then again in the early 19th century it was reconstructed, so that it appears as a building of the Empire style nowadays.The castle is home of the Regional...

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  • Sanovsky Park

    You can guess it from the name of the park: It is located in Teplice-Sanov (Teplitz-Schönau), the former separate, easternmost spa district of the town. Walking down Lipova st. you see beautifully designed flower beds at first (pics 1, 2), to the right is historic Kamenne Lazne (Steinbad) spa resort (pic 3). The main attractions in the park are...

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  • Hradek Letna

    This villa on Letna hill in the style of a little castle goes back to a building erected in 1897 and named "Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Warte" (after the Hapsburg Emperor). Architect was Gustav Jirsch. It quickly became a very popular place for fine dining, symphonic concerts in the garden cafe and was famous for the views from the viewing tower. After 1945...

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  • Havlickovy sady

    This park is the link between the spa area in old town Teplice (with original spring etc.) and the spa area in Teplice-Sanov (Teplitz-Schönau), which was originally a separate town. Havlickovy sady stretch from Cisarske Lazne (Imperial Spa resort, see separate tip) with the former cemetery area, where you find an old - now profaned - chapel and...

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  • Cisarske Lazne (Imperial Spa resort)

    This four-star spa resort was built in 1854 and later named after Hapsburg Emperor Franz Josef I. It is located at the eastern end of Divadelni park at the foot of Letna hill and park. Under the arcades at the front are monuments reminding of the visits of Russian Tsars Peter I. and Alexander.This is apparently the leading spa resort in Teplice....

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  • Zamecka zahrada (castle garden)

    The castle garden, south of the castle (now museum), is Teplice's largest park. It always belonged to the castle, in the late 18th century they started redesigning it as an English style park. There are a big pond with fountain in the middle, benches at viewing places (pic 4) and a wooden "swan house" (pic 2), and a small pond closer to the castle....

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  • Deanery church St. John Baptist

    This church is located at the eastern end of the beautiful square called Zamecke namesti. It was built in the 12th century, the tower was added 1594. In the years 1700 - 1703 the entire church was reconstructed in Baroque style to commemorate a plague epidemic that spared Teplice. There are paintings by Peter Johann Brandl und Wenzel Lorenz Reiner...

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  • Holy Trinity column

    Such columns are in almost every bigger Czech town ... but this one is particularly beautiful. It is a work of famous Baroque sculptor M. B. Braun from 1718 - 19 and one of his best ones. The column is on Teplice's most beautiful square, Zamecke namesti, in front of Hotel Prince de Ligne.Like Holy Trinity column, the church in the back of the...

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  • The original thermal spring

    The so called "Urquelle" (primary spring, the water is actually brought up by a pumping station) is located only a few steps from Zamecke namesti, next to the Deanery church in the back of Beethoven spa complex. The spring was first mentioned in the 12th century. The present construction is from 1879 and 51 m deep.The thermal water comes out with a...

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  • Kamenne lazne (Steinbad)

    A walk to the gardens east of the city centre, best along Lipova street, is highly recommended. When entering the district Sanov you'll see this beautiful building called Kamenne lazne ("Steinbad" in German), right at Sanovsky park. It is a spa hotel/sanatorium, built in 1911 and an excellent example for the typical Neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau...

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  • Castle Church

    Attached to the castle you see the castle church. It was built 1568 in late Gothic style and restored in Neo-Gothic style 1798 - 1806. Nowadays it is home of the orthodox community in Teplice.Although you cannot go inside you can have a look through the open main door at the western facade. As you can see on my pic #3 it is very bright and quite...

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Teplice Hotels

  • Almond

    Stara Duchcovska, 28, Teplice, 418 01, Czech Republic

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Teplice Restaurants

  • Hotel-restaurant Prince de Ligne -...

    On a day trip to Teplice with VTer Kathrin_E in August 2015 we had a full meal in this restaurant, and as it was Saturday there were no lunch specials available. We opted for the airconditioned dining room of the restaurant, not the terrace (last day of a heatwave.) Service was very good as always here. I ordered Sopsky salad (chopped onions,...

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  • Cafe Beethoven

    When we were looking for a place to have coffee in the afternoon we decided to give the cafe in the spa resort Beethoven a try. It is in Lazenska, the tiny alley lined by the historic buildings of the spa resort where famous guest like - you guess it - Ludwig van Beethoven stayed e.g. The interior is stylish, tasteful, rather modern, but we got a...

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  • Cafe Decor

    We needed a short break from sightseeing and spotted this place in a quiet side street in the back of Kamenne lazne. Turned out it was a coffee and wine bar, decorated with antique looking furniture which was also for sale - thus the odd name. We grabbed a table outside on the shady terrace across the street from the cafe. Service was friendly and...

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Teplice Nightlife

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    Krusnohorske Theatre

    by german_eagle Written Jun 20, 2015

    The theatre of Teplice is named after the nearby mountains (Ore mountains). It was built 1921-24 after plans of architect Rudolf Bitzan from Dresden, at that time the second biggest theatre in Czechoslovakia, only next to one Prague. It is designed and decorated in Expressionism and Art Deco style.

    Their repertoire includes plays, musicals, shows, ballet, even opera. Frankly, don't expect first rate performances - friends of mine worked with their orchestra (North Bohemian Philharmonic) and said it's 3rd rate in Germany. So there ... but you'll still have fun and be entertained for very little money.

    Better watch out for special events. In summer there's a Europoean Art Academy (summer courses) in Teplice, and in 2015 they have two operas scheduled: Mozart's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, in co-operation with the Art College in Zürich.

    Dress Code: Casual. No need to dress up.

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Teplice Transportation

  • Railway

    I took the bus, not the railway, but I inquired about this transportation mode as well, of course. I found, however, that it is not as convenient/fast as the bus, travelling from Dresden.Teplice is connected by trains with Usti nad Labem, which is a stop on the international route (Berlin-) Dresden - Prague. The trains run frequently and are an...

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  • Regional bus

    For getting to Teplice or getting to one of the towns/sights in the surroundings, even for getting around in town, to the sights that are located in the outskirts of Teplice, the regional buses are a very good option. There are lots of bus lines, they have three-digit numbers and most of them run via main railway station (Hlavni nadrazi). There is...

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  • Local buses

    Teplice has a sufficient local transportation system - buses. Many buses are trolley buses, getting the electric power from an overhead system. When I saw this it reminded me of such buses running many years ago in Germany too.Some buses still look a bit old and are not always spotlessly clean. They have a very modern ticket system. You can either...

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Teplice Local Customs

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    Concerts

    by german_eagle Written Jun 27, 2015

    When I strolled through Sanovsky Park in the afternoon I also saw a bandshell. People in rather excited mood, apparently both tourists and locals, walked there and found seats. Musicians with their instruments were on the stage, technicians were busy with the equipment. A flag stated "Kolonadni Koncert" - it looked like an afternoon concert would take place soon.

    And right, soon they started rehearsing, some minutes later the actual concert started. To my surprise it was not the typical old-fashioned "spa town" classical music, like Mozart, Beethoven or Johann Strauß, but it was modern Jazz music! The (regional) band and the singer were pretty good, the audience was enthusiastic and clapped and gave ovations. I didn't have much time, so only listened for about 10 minutes, but it was fun. And all that for free, as I found out later on a regular basis (daily.)

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Teplice Off The Beaten Path

  • St. Elizabeth (Kostel Sv. Alžběty...

    This catholic church, located just a few steps north of Sanovsky park, is dedicated to St. Elizabeth of Thuringia. It was built 1864 - 77 in neo-Gothic style. Architect was H. Ferstel. It is a hall-type church, the interior also in neo-Gothic style (said my guide book). Unfortunately it was not open (and I guess it is only accessible for mass), but...

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  • Nam. Svobody (Freedom square)

    One of the main squares in the old town is nam. Svobody (Freedom square). It is just a few steps north from picturesque castle square, so the difference is striking: Not much of the historic nam. Svobody is left. The western side is overbuilt with an ugly complex from the communist era, on the southern and eastern sides are modern shopping centres...

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  • St. Bartholomew (Kostel sv....

    This ev. church is one of the landmarks in Teplice - it sits on a terrace high above the the city, between the old town and the spa district Teplice-Sanov. The church was built according to plans of Friedrich August Stüler, one of Berlin's leading architects in his era, in the years 1861-64. The style is typical Neo-Romanesque, modelled after old...

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Teplice Sports & Outdoors

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    Hiking in Adrsbach

    by Soham Updated Sep 11, 2004

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    The Rocks have their specific charm in each season of the year. In spring they awake with wildflowers, in hot summer the Rocks gorges provide pleasant shadow. In autumn the leaves turn yellow and red and finally, when winter comes, the Rocks become covered with twinkling snow.
    This Rocks is very popular among climbers as well as walkers.
    The 3.5 km long Great Adrspach Rocks Loop is marked with green marks. Follow the mark from the entrance past the Jug and The Sugar Loaf. Following the Metuje Creek flowing through the whole Rock Town you will soon reach the artifical Gothic Gate. Walking along sinous bridges and boardwalks you will cross the Elefant Square. You can walk further along a wide sand-covered trail to the Small Fall ant the Lake Junction. After a scenic cruise on the Lake, you can return back to the Small Fall following the same trail. Then you can take the path leading through the so called -new part- of the Rocks embracing some of the famous rock formations and spires in the area. Steep stairs will lead you to several gorgeous vista points. The loop around the Lake is 1.5km long.
    When exploring the Rock area you can also see remote villages with their typical folklore architecture and beautiful churches or you can visit the border towns of Broumov and Police nad Metuij. And you can visit neighbouring Poland.
    It is plenty of cheap accomodation in the area and food are cheap and delicat.

    Equipment: This walk is easy so no need for any special equipment.
    If you are climbing you need your gear.

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Teplice Favorites

  • Architecture

    Buildings in Teplice have quite a variety of architectural styles to offer. You can see remains of the Romanesque church in the garden of the castle, the town hall and parts of the castle and the neighbouring churches provide some Gothic relics, there is a bit of Renaissance and Baroque as well.Most parts of the town, however, are excellent...

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  • Zamecke namesti/castle square

    Make sure you do not miss the oldest part of Teplice! If you arrive by train or bus you have to cross the centre of the town (with town hall and main square) to get to Zamecke namesti/castle square.This square is really beautiful. The castle is at the southern side, two churches are at the eastern, old townhouses at the northern side and last but...

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  • Gardens

    Teplice is a town with some absolutely beautiful gardens. While the gardens in the spa area, which stretches from Beethoven spa centre to Neubad/Nove lazne, are designed and please the visitor's eyes with blooming flowers, statues, fountains etc. there are also large gardens in "English" style - in the back of the castle and on top of Letna hill as...

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