Karlovy Vary, or Carlsbad, is a spa-town in a picturesque forested valley. Known for its West Bohemian Spa Triangle, expect first class treatment at one of the most popular stops in the Czech Republic. The town has unique architecture, and its fairytale Czech atmosphere will rejuvenate you with its spas and health properties.
Karlovy Vary runs on a hot spring — the symbolic centre of the spa town. The Vřídlo spring is the only source of thermal water for the local baths, and shoots colossal amounts of hot water for you to watch, and enjoy in the spas. However, the spas aren’t all that can occupy you. The Moser glass manufacturer and museum gives tours of their beautiful glassworks. See the magic of glass blowing, and the shaping of red-hot art. The Diana Lookout is a large brick tower, where you can step out onto the walkway for fairytale forest views. Another sight to see is the curiously gold and baby blue Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in the West End. The ornamented church is open for daily visitors. Another church to see in Karlovy Vary is St Mary Magdalene’s High Baroque Cathedral in the centre of town. The cathedral is gorgeous to behold, and is open for religious events. The swiss-style wooden market colonnade is part of the Old Karlovy Vary city hall, and features innate carvings.
Grab the opportunity to explore the rest of the Czech Republic while staying in Karlovy Vary. Prague is two hours away by bus, and three hours away by train. See iconic views from the Charles Bridge, and the gorgeous and gothic St Vitus cathedral. The old town square has the oldest astronomical clock in operation on the old town hall. An interesting sight to see! Kutná Hora is an ancient silver mining town, and a three hour drive away from Karlovy Vary. The historical town has a medieval past, and is home to the Sedlec monastery. The architecture is incredible — think skulls and gargoyles. Two hours away from Karlovy Vary is the Karlštejn Castle. Venture into the idyllic countryside, to one of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic. There is a decent walk up to the castle with restaurants and shops along the way, but you can take a horse-drawn carriage up the hill! The castle is hidden by surrounding hills, and was used as the king’s retreat to hold royal treasures.
Tripping has over a thousand rentals for you to stay in on your Czech vacation. If you’re not staying at spa resorts you can book hotels, stylish apartments, or even a gingerbread house look-alike in Karlovy Vary. Book your treatments and spa stays in advance to ensure your pampering!
Buses and cable cars are sure to be your way of getting around Karlovy Vary by public transportation. There is a nearby airport, the International Karlovy Vary Airport for your convenience. A car could be useful, but you can definitely get around without one! Trains can take you out on day trips.
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