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Janské Lázně – spa & ski resort
Janské Lázně (in German Johannisbad) is a small spa town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 850 inhabitants. It is located in mountainuous area 519 meters (1,703 feet) above sea level.
Local thermal sprint was used as early as in 15th century. During 1675 – 1680 a village was founded here by order of Johann Adolf, prince of Schwarzenberg. In 1881 it obtained township privileges.
The water bath runs at a natural temperature of 29.6°Celsius (86o F). Besides the bath observation tower, another popular tourist attraction is a Neo-Renaissance colonnade.
The place is also known among winter sports athletes, including being host of the 1925 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
In 1994 was constructed the School of Commerce for physically disabled. Janské Lázně is focused mostly on the diseases of musculoskeletal apparatus but it is not only a spa centre. They are a sport and recreation centre. It is possible to do plenty of both summer and winter sports over here together with the opportunity to visit a lot of unique tourist places nearby.
Janské Lázně – links
Last update: 2008-12-17