Karlovy Vary

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spa towns in the Czech Republic is Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad. It is a cultural city with the highest concentration of healing springs in the world. Karlovy Vary is not only about spa and wellness, but also about culture and sport. For us it is a city of relaxation and fun, which is definitely worth a visit.

A little bit from the history of this beautiful spa town. Around the year 1350 Emperor Charles IV organized an expedition into the forest during his stay in the neighbouring town of Loket. At that place he found a spring that he called Hot Spa Near Loket, which was later renamed to Karlovy Vary. In 1522 doctor Václav Payer published the first book about Karlovy Vary and the curative properties of its springs, causing the town to explode in popularity. In 1775, Johann Georg Pupp laid down the foundations of the Grandhotel Pupp, which still dominates the city and is still one of the most popular hotels in the area. It is also a favourite location for Hollywood productions as famous movies such as James Bond: Casino Royal was filmed there.

In 1807 the production of liqueur Becherovka began, which is still very popular not only in the Czech Republic, but worldwide. You can buy and taste Becherovka in almost every pub in the Czech Republic.

In 1929 the airport was opened, which allows convenient travel for tourists.

Karlovy Vary has also been hosting the International Film Festival since 1946, which is well known worldwide and attracts a number of film enthusiasts and famous celebrities every July.

There are many beautiful places in Karlovy Vary that are worth visiting, furthermore there are plenty of beautiful sites nearby as well. Loket, with its castle, townhouses and manufacturing of beer; Jachymov, famed for its radon spa or Bozi Dar, a very popular place with its range of sporting activities for cyclists and skiers. There you can find the newly built Skiarea Plesivec.

Discover Karlovy Vary with us. After sending in the non-binding questionnaire, we will assemble the whole trip according to your requirements. We can arrange transportation, accommodation, tickets to cultural events, admission to the golf course and anything else you may need. We can also arrange trips to other interesting destinations nearby.

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