Karlovy Vary or Carlsbad is the largest resort in the Czech Republic and one of the most popular resorts in Europe.
The exact date of the foundation of the spa is unknown; it is approximately from the middle of the 14th century. According to legend, King Charles IV was hunting in the area and his hunting dog, while chasing a game, accidentally fell into a spring. The water was so hot that the dog started barking loudly and calling for help. Charles IV and his retinue rushed to the scene and were struck by the sight – a beautiful valley, lush green vegetation, a river winding between trees and hot geysers gushing out of the ground with a powerful roar.
The invited doctors evaluated the thermal water of the springs and found out that it has healing properties. Charles IV, being a man of action, ordered the establishment of a settlement on this unique land, which centuries later continues to impress with its beauty and healing possibilities and attracts people from all over the world.
Over the years, the Karlovy Vary resort has been visited by prominent personalities, among them were Bach, Beethoven, Kafka, Paganini, Karl Marx, Turgenev, Tchaikovsky, Gagarin and others. It is interesting that Peter the Great became the discoverer of the Czech spa for Russians. It was he who introduced the fashion for spa treatment, turning Karlovy Vary into one of the most “Russian” resorts in the Czech Republic.
Climatic features of the Czech resort
The famous resort Karlovy Vary is nestled in a narrow ravine, which is why it has a special microclimate – mild and moderately continental.
Summer in Karlovy Vary is usually cool, the weather is changeable, it is worth taking an umbrella with you.
The resort is almost snow-free in winter, and temperature is comfortable for walks.
Karlovy Vary attractions
Perhaps the main attraction of Karlovy Vary is the unique sodium-carbonate-sulphate mineral water, which is a curative factor and is used to heal:
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
Metabolic disorders and other diseases
A total of 13 springs have been mastered. The composition of the mineral water of all the springs is practically identical, but despite this it has a different effect. This is due to the difference in temperature and carbon dioxide content.
Colonnades of the famous spa resort Karlovy Vary
The whole life of the resort is centered around the famous springs. Thus, the colonnades are an important architectural feature of the town. Carved openwork colonnades, strict classical columns, majestic and mysterious, with wrought iron elements and sculptures from different eras – you can admire the details of the colonnades while sipping water from the cup for an eternity.
Vridelny Hot Spring Colonnade
The Hot Spring Colonnade or Vridelny Colonnade is considered to be one of the most significant ones. It was built in the last century. The colonnade houses the largest geyser spring in the spa town, which emits boiling water up to 12 meters high through its glass walls. It’s an impressive sight!
The unique architecture of the Czech resort
The Karlovy Vary resort is C its unique atmosphere. People come here to heal not only the body, but also the soul, because there is a special leisurely rhythm to life here. Each building, church and colonnade is incredibly harmonious and contributes to the unique character of the resort. The architecture of Carlsbad invariably makes you pause, stare at it in detail and learn about the city’s history.
Wandering through the streets, strolling along the Teplá River, marveling at the many footbridges or taking a ride in a carriage pulled by a horse and carriage, you are transported back in time. The funiculars of this Czech spa resort take you up to the observation decks, from where you can view your surroundings like King Charles IV did.
How to choose a hotel in the resort of Karlovy Vary?
Are you planning to go to Karlovy Vary for treatment? Take a look at the SPA hotel “AnglickýDvůr”, which offers a wide range of medical procedures. The unique balneological department of the hotel is fitted with innovative equipment that meets high European standards.
What diseases does balneotherapy treat?
Healing mineral waters and mud treatment in the sanatorium successfully helps to cure diseases of:
The circulatory system
The gastro-intestinal organs
The respiratory system
The urogenital system
The musculo-skeletal system
The nervous system
In the section ‘Balneotherapy’ you can find out about the features of the balneology department of the Anglický Dvůr Spa Hotel. In the section ‘Accommodation’ you can take a virtual tour around the hotel and choose a suitable room. For your convenience it is possible to book accommodation directly on the website. Book an unforgettable holiday today!