This town is famous for its hot springs – 13 main and about 300 smaller springs.
In the second half of the 19th century many metropolitan style buildings were built – mostly bathhouses and hotels, the Town Theatre and the majority of savings banks. Visitors will find there buildings in the Classicist, Empire, Rococo or Biedermaier styles.
Zámecký vrch – Chateau Hill – is currently developed with the building complex of Chateau Bath. The structure was designed by architect Ohmann. The building's architecture is influenced by eclecticism with numerous Art Nouveau elements and ornaments.
The busiest avenue is King George Avenue that connects the shopping administrative centre with the spa centre.
Not only for those who admire golf the Grandhotel Pupp worth’s to see. Pupp is not very far from the theatre building. Since 1895 has been reconstructed and, when the owners executed the principal unification of the buildings, arranged to provide comforts and luxury to its guests. Karlovy Vary together with Český Krumlov are after Prague the second most popular tourist destination, especially for international celebrities visiting for spa treatment.
Carlsbad provides Spa Treatment procedures. There is about one hundred mineral springs but only twelfe of them are used as a drinking cure, differing in the temperature and the amount of carbon dioxide.
In a long tradition this town is holding annual film festival known as Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (42nd IFF) the most important of Category A in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Karlovy Vary IFF presents annually more than 200 new films from the whole world. The festival is open to the public and is visited by thousands of people.
Karlovy Vary offers very popular Czech liqueur Karlovarská Becherovka known simply as a Becherovka. This herbal liqueur, is having permanent exhibition in the Jan Becher Museum.
And for those who likes crystal the glass manufacturer Moser Glass is located in Carlsbad.
Another outer locations to see:
Castle ruins Andelska Hora and Castle Loket.
Brigitte Haldemann - brigitte(at)haldemann.biz - 2009-08-05
Is there public access the spa facilities? or do you need to book a bathhouse?
Ivana Novotna - info(at)czech-transport.com - 2009-08-06
Hi Brigitte, public access usualy available for a fee. Where exactly do you want to go?
WIDA - nyikko_baji(at)yahoo.com - 2009-08-12
I've been there long time ago it was a great2 place to see hopefully i'll be thare soon.
Last update: 2009-09-30