Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic: The City of Baths

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic: The City of Baths, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (B)

As we have been knee deep in wedding planning and working like crazy people over here, we needed a little break to celebrate our 3 year anniversary! I had been perusing though Pinterest one day when my eyes were suddenly delighted with a wonderful image of a couple taking a bath. Not any bath. But a BEER BATH! I knew then and there, I had to go to Karlovy Vary for the world’s first beer spa!

Since Karlovy Vary was only about a 2 hour drive from where we live in Germany, just over the Czech/German border, we decided to just spend the day there. We arrive nice and early so we would have enough time to stroll through the town.

The town was founded by Charles IV in the mid-14th century and his dog supposedly fell into a hot spring. Just so you know, “vary” means hot spring. The town quickly gained predominance as the rich and famous flocked here for the healing powers of the hot springs.

This fashionable resort town in West Bohemia greets visitors with a sensational cultural scene and an eclectic mix of both Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. The romantic forests and hilly surroundings add to the charm, making Karlovy Vary a wonderful place to relax, unwind and live the lifestyle of the 19th century’s greatest visitors. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic: The City of Baths
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Karlovy Vary
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
Read it on Author's Website: https://caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/karlovy-vary-the-city-of-baths/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mill Colonnade
  • Market Colonnade
  • Grand Hotel Pupp
  • Church of St Mary Magdalene
  • Pivní lLázně