Fairy-tale city of Karlovy Vary - Major sights( 50 photos)

  • Apr 06, 2018
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 2) Karlovy Vary is a well-known health resort city with healing springs

And what are the attractions of Karlovy Vary you know? First of all, this is a well-known health resort city, where about 50 thousand people come every year only to restore their health and vitality. In addition to 12 mineral springs, vacationers are offered such treatments as oxygen therapy, heat treatment and dry carbon dioxide baths. Russian aristocrats and intellectuals came back in the Tsarist times for treatment. At present, Karlovy Vary is not only wonderful balneological procedures, but also well-equipped hotels, and various excursions to the most beautiful places of the city and its surroundings. Let's go with them, too.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 3) Russian aristocrats and intellectuals came here in the Tsarist times for treatment
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 11) In addition to 12 mineral springs, resting patients are offered such treatments as oxygen therapy, heat treatment and dry carbon dioxide baths.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 13) Currently, Karlovy Vary is not onlyGreat balneotherapy, but also well-appointed hotels, and a variety of tours to the most beautiful places of the city and its environs

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  • 2 amazing round: Karlovy Vary attractions
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little about the city

It is in the Czech Republic is a beautiful European resort fecal Vary. And all its attractions are located in 130 km from the Czech capital of Prague. Karlovy Vary is a clinic and a resort of stunning beauty.

Historical property of the city - colonnades, spa facilities and natural springs.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 1) It is in the Czech Republic is the most beautiful European resort of Kalovy Vary.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 4) Karlovy Vary is a clinic and a resort of stunning beauty
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 7) Historical property of the city - colonnades, spa facilities and natural springs
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_-6 It is believed that miraculous springs were discovered by the CzechKing Charles I

According to legend, it is believed that the miraculous springs were discovered by the Czech king Charles I. After the wound, he washed his foot in the healing water and the pain passed. After that, he ordered to build a hunting castle in that place, and the city formed around was named after the king.

At the end of the XVII century, active development of the resort life of the city began. The main mass of tourists were famous and rich guests from different countries. Here came even Peter I.

The best Viennese architects were engaged in building up the city. In the XIX century the resort flourished. After 1989, all hospitals and hotels were privatized.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 8) After wounding Charles I washed the foot in the healing water and the pain is gone
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( i) Then it ordered to build a hunting lodge in the wrong place, and the city formed around, was named in honor of King
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 10) development of the city by the best Viennese architects. At the XIX century witnessed the flourishing resort

Here are the known facts about the city:

  • most famous hot springs resort. There are 12 healing springs on its territory. The main one, Vrzhidlo, can climb to a height of 12 meters.
  • Becherovka, famous throughout the world, first appeared in this city. In its composition there are 42 herbs according to the prescription of the apothecary Josef Becher.
  • This is the only city in the Czech Republic where many speak Russian.
  • Karlovy Vary is the most comfortable city in the Czech Republic.
  • came here by celebrities such as Gogol, Brezhnev, Peter I, Bach, Schiller, Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini and even Casanova.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 21) main source of Thermal Spring can be raised to a height of 12 meters
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 20) world-famous liqueur Becherovka first appeared in this city. In its composition there are 42 herbs according to the prescription of the apothecary Josef Becher
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 18) Karlovy Vary the most comfortable city of the Czech Republic

Tip! The urban surroundings are of great interest for tourists. You can see medieval castles, picturesque canyons and make excursions along well-maintained paths.

amazing round: Karlovy Vary attractions

To get to know Karlovy Vary and attractions of the city, it is worth to get acquainted with numerous photos and descriptions of interesting places.
Since the main attraction is sources, let's start with them.

Unique thermal springs

The entrance to all the colonnades is free, so you can start the inspection from the main source. Indications for spa treatment are, first of all, diseases of the digestive organs, as well as problems with metabolic processes in the body and the locomotor apparatus. There are 125 health resorts on the territory of the city. Guests can combine procedures with walking tours along the 21 routes developed. Also within the resort there are 185 km of bicycle roads and 20 golf courses.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 19) Indications for spa treatment are primarily diseases of the digestive organs, and problems with metabolic processes in the body and the musculoskeletal system

Spa treatment consists of mineral water consumption in, the use of mineral baths, compresses, inhalations andWraps. Also, such methods as massage, physiotherapy and reflex therapy are used.

So, it is worth noting the following balneological facilities:

  • hottest and largest source - Hot Spring Colonnade Thermal Spring or .Only he alone can provide all the balneological centers of the city with water. Admission is free and open from 9 to 19 in the morning. Here you can observe the eruptions of the source to a height of 12 meters. Nearby is the Castle Tower, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene and the Theater Square.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 32) The hottest and largest source is the Geyser Colonnade or Vřidlo. He alone can provide water to all the spa center of the city
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 40) Mill Colonnade was established in the 19th century, once for five sources: Mill with radon water, rock, Libuse, Mermaid and Prince Václav
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 41) Colonnade designed for hiking
  • Mill colonnade was created in the 19th century directly for five sources: Mill from radon water, rock, Libushe, Mermaid and Prince Vaclav sources. The colonnade is also designed for walking.
  • The market colonnade includes two sources: Charles IV and Market. The source is decorated with a bas-relief depicting the hunting of the famous king.
  • Near the hotel Thermal a swimming pool is opened, which is filled by a third from the source of Vřídlo and has a temperature of 30 degrees.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 47) The market colonnade includes two sources: Charles IV and Market
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 50) Near the Thermal hotel there is a swimming pool, which is filled by a third from the source of Vřídlo and has a temperature of 30 degrees.
  • Under the roof of the , the Garden Colonnade houses the Garden, Snake andSource of freedom.
  • The Castle Colonnade houses the Upper and Lower sources.

To go to Karlovy Vary to see the sights and get treatment, it is worthwhile to know that the price for outpatient treatment at a local sanatorium will cost about 6500 kroons per week.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 48) Under the arch Park Colonnade located Garden, Snake and the source of Liberty
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 35) The Castle Colonnade is Upper and Lower source

Tip! A map with existing routes can be obtained free of charge in any information or balneological center.

Famous museums

Museums are another famous landmark of this city. It is worth to go to the museum of Jan Becher .Popular tincture Becherovka is considered the 13th source of the city. It is a real symbol of it. The tour of the museum will tell you about the peculiarities of the preparation of this drink. In addition, you can take part in the tasting and buy a set of home.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 43) It is worth to go to the museum of Jan Becher. The popular Becherovka tincture is considered the 13th source of the city.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 42) Another popular object is the Moser glass museum. The profession of glass blowers exists up to now, because such a skill can not be replaced with automatic machines.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 37) Another museum that will appeal to all lovers of architecture and history is the Karlovy Vary Museum of Local History. Here you can see old photos, antiques and local archaeological excavations

Another popular object is the Moser glass museum .The profession of glass blowers exists until now, because such a skill can not be replaced by automatic machines. For more than 150 years glassware, vases and wine glasses have been made at the glass factory. Products with the slightest faults do not pass quality control.
In this museum you can see all the details of production, as well as purchase souvenirs.

Another museum that will appeal to all lovers of architecture and history - Karlovy Vary Museum .Here you will find ancient photos, antiques and local archeological excavations.

You can go on an excursion and in the Karlovy Vary Picture Gallery .Here works of artists and sculptors of the Czech Republic, working in the second half of the 20th century, are collected. The gallery often hosts all kinds of exhibitions, as well as concerts and performances. The building itself was built in neoclassical style.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 39) You can go on an excursion and to the Karlovy Vary Picture Gallery
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 38) Here you can find works of Czech artists and sculptors working in the second half of the 20th century

Advice! There are special information centers and tourist offices in the city. They are open from 9 am and 5 pm. In them you can get not only free routes, but also information about the city, about the possibilities of sports and cultural pastime. Also they sell souvenirs, stamps, phone cards, sightseeing tickets. Here you can rent a car or a bicycle. Excursions are also offered.

The best objects of architecture

Studying Karlovy Vary, pay attention to architectural sights that have the most enthusiastic reviews.

Colorful ancient buildings are located along the Tepla river. You can arrange a leisurely walk through the beautiful streets on your own.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 33) The city's outstanding landmark is the city theater, built in a neobarochnom style.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 34) The oldest building - the castle tower. It is the only one preserved after a fire in the castle of Charles IV.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 46) A remarkable example of Orthodox architecture is the Peter and Paul Church. It is built in the style of Russian churches of the XVII century

Here are the most interesting objects that are worth seeing:

  • The city theater , built in neobarochnom style, is an outstanding landmark of the city. Particular attention deserves the curtain, which was painted by talented artists.
  • The oldest building is the castle tower .It is the only one preserved after the fire in the castle of Charles IV.
  • A wonderful example of Orthodox architecture - Peter and Paul Church .It is built in the style of Russian churches of the XVII century.
  • The church of St. Mary Magdalene is designed in the Baroque style. Fine masterpieces of sculpture, architecture and painting can be observed inside the building.
  • Interesting point of interest - Grand Hotel Pupp .This remarkable building is not only a masterpiece of architecture, but also known for its famous guests. At the time, the hotel stayed Leo Tolstoy, Kafka and Peter I.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 1) The church of St. Mary Magdalene is designed in the Baroque style. Fine masterpieces of sculpture, architecture and painting can be observed inside the building of the
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 45) The Grand Hotel Pupp is not only a masterpiece of architecture, but also known for its famous guests. At one time, the hotel stayed Leo Tolstoy, Kafka and Peter I

Tip! The cultural life of the city is saturated. In June, the guests of the resort can enjoy the music festival "Mozart and Karlovy Vary", in July - Festival of Early Music and Film Festival in August - Beethoven Days and the festival of student film, in September - Folk Festival, held in October the famous Karlovskaya week.

What to see in the vicinity?

Special attention deserves and attractions near Karlovy Vary. You can travel around the area by car or book a tour of the following places:

  • On the Ohře River there is a beautiful lock Loket .
  • The Bečov nad Teplí is another ancient defensive castle.
  • A wonderful water park is located 20 km from the town of in Klášterec nad Ohře .
  • 10 km from Karlovy Vary is the Angel Mountain .There you can see the ruins of a Gothic fortress, as well as enjoy stunning views of nature.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 36) on Ohře river is a beautiful castle Loket
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 31) Bečov nad Teplou is another ancient defensive castle
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 30) 10 km from Karlovy Vary is Angel Mountain. There you can see the ruins of a Gothic castle, and enjoy spectacular views of nature
  • Svatošské Rocks popular with many tourists because of its unusual shape.
  • You can visit the Beer Factory Kruszowice and the brewery in the city of Plzen.
  • One of the noteworthy attractions is the observation tower Diana at the peak of the Douba Mountain. Nearby is the Butterfly House , where hundreds of these beautiful creatures live. Also nearby is the mini-zoo and the Elephant restaurant .
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 49) Svatošské cliffs are popular with many tourists because of its unusual shapes
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 44) Observation tower Diana on the peak of Mount Doubská

Tip! From Karlovy Vary you can go on a one-day excursion to Germany. For example, visit such cities as Bamberg, Dresden or Rottenburg. You can go on a short trip to Vienna and Salzburg. There are excursions for 2-3 days to Switzerland, France or Italy.

Features of recreation in Karlovy Vary

There are several observation platforms and towers on the territory of the city. You can get to them by cable car or by foot.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 12) Going on a trip, it is worth to take a bank card or Euro cash
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 14) exchange offices in the city offer their services at a very disadvantageous exchange rate
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photos_( 15) recommended long walks around the city and surrounding area. This can be done not only with the excursion, but also on its own
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 16) It's worth to walk along the main street of the city, where all the local artists gather.

Here are useful recommendations that are sure to be useful when organizing a holiday:

  1. When traveling, it is worthwhile to take a bank card or euro with cash. Exchange points in the city provide their services at a very unprofitable exchange rate.
  2. Recommended long walks around the city and the surrounding area. This can be done not only with the excursion, but also independently.
  3. You should definitely walk along the main street of the city, where all local artists gather.
  4. Culinary masterpiece is local sweets - wafers with different fillings.

You can get to Karlovy Vary by plane or from Prague. There are several ways to do this:

  1. Take a day trip.
  2. Independently on the bus Student Agency. These yellow buses leave for Karlovy Vary every day. The trip lasts two hours and costs about 5 euros.
  3. By car, rented, but here you have to spend money on gasoline.
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 22) culinary masterpieces are considered local sweets - waffles with different fillings
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 17) in Karlovy Vary offers original tours
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 23) Go on shopping tours to neighboring cities, horseback excursions, fishing on a private lake or even airplane flights over the surroundings of
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 24) This city combines a relaxed spa rhythm of life with historical values ​​

The city of Karlovy Vary offers original excursions. For example, shopping tours to neighboring cities, horseback excursions, fishing on a private lake or even airplane flights over the surroundings.

There are large shopping centers with hypermarkets in the city. One of the major centers is Varada, on the territory of which there is a huge hypermarket and a lot of various shops. Another Fontana complex includes more than 30 shops, as well as a grocery hypermarket, restaurants and cafes on its territory.

Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 25) There are also large shopping centers with hypermarkets
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 26) One of the major centers is Varada, in the territory of which there is a huge hypermarket and a lot of various shops
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 27) With the proper organization of your trip, you can not only get quality treatment with mineral waters
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 28) And also visit the most unique and famous landmarks of the city and its surroundings
Sights-Karlovy Vary-photo_( 29) This resort is chosen by many celebrities

Board! As a souvenir it is worth to buy Moser glass, famous wafers, Becherovka tincture, mineral water, costume jewelry from local minerals, Karlovy Vary salt for body cleansing and Karlovy Vary natural cosmetics.

With the proper organization of your trip, you can not only get quality treatment with mineral waters, but also visit the most unique and famous sights of the city and its environs.


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