With its rich natural resources of mineral and thermal water and peat, exploited
for medical purposes by 35 spas, the Czech Republic can rightly be ranked among
the spa superpowers. In addition to outstanding results in the treatment of numerous
diseases, ranging from disorders of the locomotive and nervous systems to diseases
of the skin, the state-of-the art spa facilities offer plentiful opportunities
for active forms of relaxation and recuperation, as well as for cultural experiences.
Wellness programmes in particular are becoming increasingly popular with visitors
as they offer relaxation during spa procedures and the joy of movement and rest.
With its twelve thermal springs of mineral water Karlovy Vary is the largest and
most famous of the Czech spa resorts. The spa has built its fame ever since the
14th century, when it was founded by Emperor Charles IV.
The spa resort, nestling in the picturesque valley of the River Tepla, has played
host to a number of monarchs, politicians and prominent artists, including Goethe,
Mozart and Tsar Peter the Great. Every June, the celebrities of today arrive in
Karlovy Vary to attend the International Film Festival, the most important event
of its kind in Central Europe. Apart from remarkable successes in curing diseases
of the digestive organs, Karlovy Vary offers its guests active relaxation at tennis
courts or a golf course, as well as strolls in charming scenery enveloping the
town centre. Apart from Karlovy Vary, the elegant spa of Marianske Lazne and the
neoclassical spa of Frantiskovy Lazne form the famed triangle of West Bohemian
spas. At the foot of the Krusne (Ore) Mountains lies Jachymov, the first radon
spa to be established in the world, where the research scientist Marie Curie Sklodowska
made many of her discoveries. The Trebon spa, located at the edge of a biospheric
reserve, in the picturesque landscape of South Bohemian ponds, is prepared to
welcome its guests. When listing the Czech spas, one cannot omit the spa town
of Podìbrady, located in Central Bohemia, and Janske Lazne, a spa resort
nestling in the heart of the Krkonose (Giant) Mountains. The spa town of Luhacovice
in Moravia, the venue of the Janacek Music Festival, uses acidulous mineral water
to cure its guests. In the Hruby Jesenik massif, the spas of Jesenik and Karlova
Studanka are waiting for their guests. There are many other spa towns in the Czech
Republic that offer tranquility, composure and recuperation to their visitors.
AN OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE OTHER SPAS AND THEIR MEDICAL PROPERTIES:
Karlovy Vary: 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.
Marianske Lazne: diseases of the kidneys and the urinal passages, metabolism,
upper respiratory passages, skin diseases, rehabilitation of nerve disorders
and post-accident physical rehabilitation.
Frantiskovy Lazne: treatment of heart and vascular diseases, gynecological
disorders, and disorders of the motor organs.
Jachymov: rheumatism nerve disorders, metabolic disorders.
Teplice: motor and circulatory disorders, nerve disorders.
Janske Lazne: treatment of paralysis, nerve and muscle disorders, post-operators
and post-accident conditions.
Podebrady: heart problems, conditions after myocardial heart attacks, high
Trebon: treatment of the motor organs.
Jesenik: hydrotherapy, chronic bronchitis, asthma, thyroid glands, cardiovascular
Luhacovice: respiratory disorders, illnesses of the digestive organs, diabetes,