Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) is one of the oldest balneological resorts in Europe, located just 125 kg from the capital of the Czech Republic. Karlovy Vary is located in the valley of one of the most beautiful rivers in the country, Teplá, surrounded by low mountains and woodlands.
Today, the Karlovy Vary spa resort attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world every year not only for the presence of mineral waters, but also for an unusually mild climate, cultural traditions, architecture and, of course, high life. An important factor in choosing this place for treatment and recreation by tourists from the CIS countries is the fact that the hotel staff speaks Russian.
Indications for treatment in the Karlovy Vary spa
Treatments in the Karlovy Vary spa
In addition to balneotherapy, the resort practices a whole range of wellness programs that are highly effective. Wellness and treatment programs usually include the following treatments:
The recommended length of stay in the Karlovy Vary resort is 21-28 days. A stay of seven to fourteen days contributes to the effective and rapid recovery of the body and its recovery.
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Karlovy Vary and its sights immerse the guests of the city in the atmosphere of tranquility and charm of 19th century Europe. Old streets, leisurely walks of vacationers, cozy cafes, the sounds of music by street musicians - all this colors the impressions of this amazing city with bright colors.
Karlovy Vary is located in a valley where 3 rivers flow - Tepla, Rolava and Ohře at a distance of 120 km from Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
Karlovy Vary, the sights of which you can see with your own eyes, if you make a trip to this region, is a resort town famous for its mineral springs.
You can get to Karlovy Vary using such means of transportation as:
Karlovy Vary, the sights of which are worth seeing on sightseeing trips by public transport, is a small city. The main means of transportation is the bus. A special feature of all routes is the stop in the city center in Trznice.
Buses run on time. The schedule is indicated at stops. You can buy tickets, as well as a single travel card, at kiosks. Its validity period is from 3 to 15 days. Additional charges apply if you have luggage. You will have to pay more for travel by purchasing tickets from bus drivers.
This geyser of hot mineral water has been hiding many buildings since the 16th century: a baroque building, an Empire colonnade, then a cast-iron one, and a temporary wooden colonnade. The next and last building, which houses the geyser, was built at the end of the 60s of the XX century in the style of functionalism by the project of the architect Jan Wotruba.
Under the colonnade floor there is a place for water intake, water supply and thermal regulation of mineral water. There is also a place for Karlovy Vary souvenirs, under the influence of mineral water "overgrown" with aragonite. In the old part of the underground, there is an excursion trail called "The Geyser Underground"
The Sightseeing Trail is open to the public every day from May to the end of September. On the days of the film festival, we recommend using the opportunity of evening excursions (20: 00-22: 00). From October to April, there are guided tours in the dungeon for groups only by prior arrangement.
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Tickets are sold at the kiosk in the lobby of the Hot Spring Colonnade.
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There are many tourists from Russia who travel to Karlovy Vary for a number of reasons:
Sanatoriums with thermal pools and springs of drinking mineral water are not the only methods.
In Karlovy Vary, there are several hiking trails in picturesque places, because physical activity is one of the main guarantees of health. Although there are no problems with transport here: anywhere in the city, any resort can be easily reached by bus, funicular or taxi.
Public transport runs strictly according to the schedule, passes are valid:
Svetlana: “I have long dreamed of a trip to the Czech Republic, I decided to combine it with the treatment of chronic gastritis. A three-week voucher cost less than 2 thousand euros - not much more than in a domestic resort, but the living conditions and the quality of treatment are many times better. More than a year has passed, exacerbations have never bothered.
Igor: “I could not recover for a long time after several injuries received during alpine skiing competitions. I was advised by Karlovy Vary. I didn’t think that swimming pools and baths can work wonders - thanks to them I can return to the sport again ”.
Anna: “We spent our family vacation in Karlovy Vary. I finally got rid of my hormone problems, my husband treated chronic pancreatitis. For two, 3.5 thousand euros came out for a three-week course. I am more than satisfied with both the conditions and the result. "
I think that tourists who found my notes useful or interesting paid attention to the frequent mention of the Czech city of Marianske Lazne. On the site you can find an article that I dedicated to this wonderful resort. The fact is that we rested there five or six times. Agree, it is unlikely that the trips would be repeated if it were "the first pancake lumpy." Accordingly, many of our excursions to European cities began in Marianske Lazne. And this is where the key question arises. What does the Karlovy Vary resort have to do with it?
In the west of the historical region of Bohemia, in the Karlovy Vary Region, there is a spa triangle: Karlovy Vary - Marianske Lazne - Frantiskovy Lazne. Which one is the oldest, it is even indecent to ask. 1350 - the year when, with the light hand of the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and at the same time the King of Bohemia Charles IV, a city was founded on the site of the found thermal spring (now the source of Vrzhidlo). However, this settlement received the status of a city in 1370. And the deer, which became the symbol of the city, indirectly "helped" to find the source.
Of course, the use of the healing properties of water for treatment was not systemic for many years. But the place became famous for its medicinal properties. An interesting fact has survived about how in 1401 the city was declared peaceful (for rest and treatment) and it was forbidden to be in it with weapons. It is a pity that, for example, the participants in the Thirty Years War did not observe this rule. The city had to endure all the hardships that befell Europe. Natural disasters did not escape him either.
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The rapid development of the resort began in the first half of the 18th century, when the Austro-Hungarian government began to regularly finance it. This period is characterized by the growing popularity of Karlovy Vary among the representatives of the European political elite. In the 19th century, it was also chosen by representatives of the bohemia. Among writers, artists and musicians it has become a prestigious visit to the city with mineral springs. By the beginning of the First World War, Karlovy Vary was visited by 70-80 thousand tourists a year. By the way, before that time the city was called Carlsbad.
The period from 1914 to the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989, historians of the region regard as years of decline in the development of the resort, which ended with the current rise. Of course, it is not entirely fair to view the years of World War II and the period of socialism in a single dark color.
The resort has another, unofficial, but often used name - Russian. I find it difficult to assess what sense holidaymakers, primarily from Germany, and the Czechs themselves, are investing in it today. Irony, statement of fact or tribute to historical memory.
After all, on the one hand, since Emperor Peter the Great (he first came here for treatment in 1711), many members of the imperial family and other famous people of Russia have been visitors to the resort. On the other hand, during the years of socialism, the great honor of visiting a resort in Karlovy Vary fell to the lot of "shock workers of communist labor" and other best representatives of Soviet society. At the airport of Karlovy Vary, arriving Soviet (now Russian) citizens are met not only by representatives of some "Travel", but also by the long-suffering monument to Yu. Gagarin. Are there many similar examples?