Karlovy Vary is the most famous spa of the Czech Republic.
It ranks among the youngest royal towns of West Bohemia. It was founded
by Charles IV in 1370 according to the records in chronicles. Karlovy
Vary is much sought-for by guests from over than 80 countries of the
world. The spa is suitable for the treatment of diabetes and diseases
of the digestive tract. The drinking of water in particular, from
12 warm springs (of 42 - 72 centigrade degrees) belongs to traditional
The spring known as "Vridlo" is the most abundant one and squirts
10 - 15 meters high from a depth of 2000- 3000 meters below the ground.
Besides treatments visitors can also play golf, tennis and do other
sports or visit cultural events, entertainment programs and concerts.
Also the Russian and Anglican Churches are worth seeing. The
theatre building dates from 1896. The Grand hotel Pupp
became the center of social and cultural life.
Karlovy Vary is also a town of festivals, congresses and colloquiums
as well as a place, which hosts meetings of significant personalities
from the world of politics, science and culture.
The traditional products of Karlovy Vary, which are glass, porcelain,
mineral water and waffles, are well known in the world. The glass
with a trademark Moser celebrates Karlovy Vary for more than
150 years. The famous herbal stomach liqueur known as Becherovka
is produced here.