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Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary, also known by its German name of Karlsbad, was founded in 1350 by the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. The town is recapturing some of its former glory with its Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings being restored.

Karlovy Vary lies in a green valley of the river Tepla (meaning "Warm"). It is the largest spa town in the Czech Republic. The fame of Karlovy Vary has spread into the whole world thanks to its mineral springs. There are 12 healing springs rising in the spa. Their basic compositions are similar but they differ in temperature and the amount of carbon dioxide, and that is why their effects are different as well. The strongest is the spring Vridlo, rising from the depth of 3000 metres. The temperature reaches 73C. The temperature of the other springs is around 40C. The springs cure mainly metabolic disorders; they are also used for inhalations and baths.

T G Masaryka
T G Masaryka
Elisabethian spa house - Spa houseV (Lazne V)
Elisabethian spa house - Spa houseV (Lazne V)
Elisabethian spa house - Spa houseV (Lazne V)
Elisabethian spa house - Spa houseV (Lazne V)
Elisabethian spa house - Spa houseV (Lazne V)
Elisabethian spa house - Spa houseV (Lazne V)
Thermal Hotel - the eyesore of the town
Thermal Hotel - the eyesore of the town
post office
post office
post office
post office
inside the post office
inside the post office
View of buildings along the Tepla River
View of buildings along the Tepla River
painter and his artwork
painter and his artwork
Park Colonnade (Sadova Kolonada)
Park Colonnade (Sadova Kolonada)
Park Colonnade
Park Colonnade
spring water from Park Colonnade
spring water from Park Colonnade
Church of St. Peter and Pavel (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla)
Church of St. Peter and Pavel (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla)
Church of St. Peter and Pavel (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla)
Church of St. Peter and Pavel (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla)
Church of St. Peter and Pavel (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla)
Church of St. Peter and Pavel (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla)
Sadova Colonnade
Sadova Colonnade
Sprudel Colonnade
Sprudel Colonnade
Sprudel Colonnade
Sprudel Colonnade
Maria Magdalena Church (Kostel Sv. Mari Magdaleny)
Maria Magdalena Church (Kostel Sv. Mari Magdaleny)
Maria Magdalena Church (Kostel Sv. Mari Magdaleny)
Maria Magdalena Church (Kostel Sv. Mari Magdaleny)
Maria Magdalena Church (Kostel Sv. Mari Magdaleny)
Maria Magdalena Church (Kostel Sv. Mari Magdaleny)
Market Colonnade (Trzni Kolonada)
Market Colonnade (Trzni Kolonada)
Market Colonnade (Trzni Kolonada)
Market Colonnade (Trzni Kolonada)
Castle Tower (Zamecka Vez)
Castle Tower (Zamecka Vez)
Castle Tower (Zamecka Vez)
Castle Tower (Zamecka Vez)
Castle Tower (Zamecka Vez)
Castle Tower (Zamecka Vez)
Theatre (Divadlo)
Theatre (Divadlo)
Theatre (Divadlo)
Theatre (Divadlo)
Grandhotel Pupp
Grandhotel Pupp
Emperor's spa house - Spa house 1 (Cisarske Lazne - Lazne 1)
Emperor's spa house - Spa house 1 (Cisarske Lazne - Lazne 1)
Emperor's spa house - Spa house 1 (Cisarske Lazne - Lazne 1)
Emperor's spa house - Spa house 1 (Cisarske Lazne - Lazne 1)
Hotel Altantic
Hotel Altantic
Mill Colonnade (Mylnska Kolonada)
Mill Colonnade (Mylnska Kolonada)
Mill Colonnade (Mylnska Kolonada)
Mill Colonnade (Mylnska Kolonada)
Mill Colonnade (Mylnska Kolonada)
Mill Colonnade (Mylnska Kolonada)
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