The quintessence of spa elegance, beautiful colonnades, pretentious spa buildings - that is Karlovy Vary, the spa town in the heart of a forested valley. The most famous spa town of "West Bohemian Spa Triangle" consisting of the well-famous spa towns in the Czech Republic. Today it is the second most visited spot in the Czech Republic, after Prague. Its unique architecture and cultural life attracted and still attracte important persons and VIPs from all over the world.
The legend says that Karlovy Vary was founded by the Czech king and holy Roman emperor Charles IV (in the 14th century). According the legend the king discovered a spa spring while hunting deer. Over the centuries the town has built its reputation that surpassed the borders of Bohemia. To stay in Karlovy Vary was and still is the synonymum of elegance and higher social status.
The wealth of Karlovy Vary is built on 13 hot mineral springs used especially for treatment of illnesses of the digestive system and metabolism.
But it is not only the city itself that is worth for visiting - you can also visit some of Karlovy Vary’s lookout spots. There is for example a cable car which can take you to the Diana Lookout Tower, from which you can see the whole city clearly. Karlovy Vary are also very famous for their typical local products: traditional Moser glassworks, Thun porcelain or the Becherovka herbal liqueur made of town’s 13th spring. And we must not forget to mention delicious spa wafers in different flavours.