ALTITUDE ABOVE SEA LEVEL: 368 m
NUMBER OF INHABITANTS: 55.000
TOWN: The best known and the largest spa in the Czech republic were originated
in around 1350. The Roman Emperor and the Czech King Charles IV raised its status
in 1370. The end of the 19th century determined the final architectural outlook
of Carlsbad. The renowned sights are represented by: The Church of St. Andrew,
the orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Municipal Theatre, the Mill Colonnade
(Mlýnská kolonáda) and the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene.
The spa town is surrounded by romantic hilly countryside the foothills
of Kruné hory.
NATURAL HEALlNG SOURCE: acidulous sodium-bicarbonate-sulphate water, natural
peat, natural CO2
INDICATION: disorders of the digestive systém, metabolic disorders, diabetes,
gout, obesity, periodontal diesease, disorders of the locomotor systém,
diaseases of the liver, gall bladder, biloius ducts, pancreas, cancer.
TREATMENT: 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 colder springs
usually have a slightly purgative effect while the warmer ones make the production
of bile and stomach juices slower. The strongest is the spring Vøídlo,
rising from the depth of 2000-3000 metres. The temperature reaches 73° C.
The temperature of the other springs is around 40° C. The springs cure mainly
metabolic disorders; they are also used for inhalations and baths.
ACTIVE RELAXATION: The oldest 18-hole golf course in the country, golf hall
with golf simulator, tennis courts, outdoor and roofed swimming pools, billiard,
horse-riding, shooting-range, skateboard, karate, squash, sightseeing flights
over the city. The golf course is located about 5 km away from the downtown
in a very hilly countryside. Difficult terrain challenges players technical
and physical dispositions. The golf course belongs to the oldest and most beautiful
golf localities in the Czech Republic. The holes are surrounded by greenwoods
and offer intimate playing enviroment. There are regular competitions taking
place here such as the Czech Tour, Citroen Cup, Eurotel Bohemia Tour, Mercedes
Cup and number of other attractive tournaments.
CULTURE: International Film Festival (since 1946), Mozart a Karlovy Vary
the music festival, Tourfilm the international festival of films about
tourism, Dvoøákùv Karlovarský podzim, International
Jazz Festival, Singers´ Competition of Antonín Dvoøák
Museum, Town Theatre, cinemas, galleries, dancing cafes, discotheques.
TRANSPORTATION: International airport, railway and bus connections from the
transport terminal Dolní nádraí to the whole republic.
The region of Carlsbad is included to the Egrensis transportation system with
Museum of Glass-blowing (Sklarske muzeum MOSER a.s.)
Historical and artistic development of glass works Moser from its foundation to
the present days. Factory shop is the part of the museum.
Golden Key Museum (Muzeum Zlaty klic)
On the first floor of the museum there is the permanent exhibition of the paintings
by Viennese painter Wilhelm Gaus (1853-1916), that he made for order of the
town council. Paintings portray incomparable and unrepeatable atmosphere of
Karlovy Vary in the end of the 19th century, atmosphere of colonnades and social
life of the golden age of this spa. On the ground floor of the house there are
exhibit halls of the Karlovy Vary Museum with short-term exhibitions of museum
Museum of Karlovy Vary (Karlovarske muzeum - expozicni budova)
Countryside and history of the Karlovarsko region - Geology, flora,
fauna - Archaeological discoveries - Spa healing - Crafts - Production of porcelain
- Glass MOSER.
Museum of Karlovy Vary (Karlovarske muzeum)
On this address administrative and depositary building, library and
Jan Becher Museum
Gallery of Art (Galerie umeni)
Modern art, porcelan and glas 19.-20. century
Mlynska, Vridelni, Trzni, Sadova, Zamecka, Lazne I., Lazne III.
Diana - with funicular, Jeleni skok , Karla IV, Goethova
TOURIST SIGHTS IN THE VICINITY:
Loket - castle