Photogallery: Spa Town Františkovy Lázně
Spa Town Františkovy Lázně
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This town of West Bohemia is full of parks, colonnades and historical buildings (of 17th century), including cafffees and small shops. It is looked for as a spa place with more than twenty mineral sources, destined for baths as well as for drinking medical treatment.
Františkovy Lázně is specialized for treatment of gynecological, vein and heart diseases. Surrounding forest parks offer sporting and relax activities by means of walking, cycling or on-line skating.
Text/photo: Monika Babická
We invite you for a trip to the west Bohemia. You will see a renovated castle, castle ruin, timber framed houses, narrow-gauge railway, fascinating nature sights –moffettas in the nature reservation and elsewhere. So, off we go?
Besides Carlsbad is Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně) probably the best known Czech spa town. Named after the Virgin Mary it makes the saint's honour in the last years. There is quiet, beautiful, half-empty place, what is away from the necessary dynamics. The majority of visitors probably expect much more from this renowned city.
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) is situated in narrow valley, at confluence of Teplá and Ohře-rivers, inside afforested countryside of Iron Ore Mountains. The locality became famous though its medical treatment (cure) as well as with its mineral springs.
In the middle of a surface mine territory and brown coal, there is an oasis of peace, a fabulous place – Bernard Homestead. Join us to remember how this place once lived, how animals were raised, and how traditional crafts were performed.
Three very popular place are scattered across the hills looming above the center of Marianske Lazne. You can get there either by following a nature trail, by cable car or by car. These places are: the Czech scaled sights park, Hamelika observation tower, and fairy-tale characters in the garden in front of Krakonos hotel.
I get out of Pendolino on a beautifully renovatetrain station. This is how I imagine a gateway to the spa town - I wish there were all of them like this. From the station to the city center trolleybuses leave every twenty minutes. Its close by walk and I like to walk. Smaller houses gradually turn to magnificent villas and residences, the closer to the center, the more decorated.
No doubt, Karlovy Vary belongs to most beautiful Czech spa towns. Local thermal sources healed famous personalities of the past, such as: Tzar Peter the Great, Paganini, Mozart or Freud. The town is situated at confluence of Teplá and Ohře-rivers.
The community of Šabina is situated along right part of Ohře-river, very popular among watermen, Karlovy Vary Region, not far from the towns of Sokolov, Františkovy Lázně and Mariánské Lázně.
The community of Bukovany has approx. 2000 inhabitants. It is situated not far from the town of Sokolov, Karlovy Vary Region, in an altitude of 440 metres above sea level. The village is surrounded, from its southern part, with mixed and pine forests, and it borders from western part, with former quarry of Libik-Medard.
District town of Sokolov is situated in the centre of Karlovy Vary Region, in an altitude of 401 metres above sea level. The town has rich hops-cultivation as well mining past, presence of rare ores, where even now the brown coal is excavating in quarries (in Sokolov Basin).
It is a town where you can communicate in Czech as well as in German languages. It is a seat where spring finding place was made, at first as a colony of the town of Cheb, and after approval of public building project (on 27th April 1793), as a street village, including main avenue.
Late Gothic castle was founded by the lords of Osek. In the end of the 18th century, a Baroque chateau was built right next to it. It is the main reason why tourists even visit the city of the same name. Moreover, the Reliquary of St Maurus has been on display here since 2002.
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