Things to do in Karlovy Vary

There are very few places that are as precious and picturesque as the world-famous town of Karlovy Vary.

The town was established in the 14th century by Charles IV. According to the legend, the Emperor had the city built after a chance discovery of the thermal springs by his hunting entourage.

The mineral waters earned world fame for their curative and preventative effects strengthening, refreshing and rejuvenating the human body.

The cosmopolitan nature of Karlovy Vary and the exclusive image of its healing springs help the town to remain the most respected and visited town in the Czech Republic after Prague.

See below our top reccommended attractions in Karlovy Vary.

Hot Springs

Hot Spring

The richest and warmest spring in Karlovy Vary - the Hot Spring can be found in the heart of the spa area.

The Hot Spring Colonnade

The Hot Spring is surrounded by the Hot Spring Colonnade, which was built in 1975. The premises of the Hot Spring Colonnade also contain several market stalls with souvenirs, jewellery, glass and porcelain.

Hot Spring Underground

The Hot Spring water from the underground colonnade is supplied to the spa hotels, which are using it both for bathing, as well as for drinking cures. The old section of the thermal underground is open to the tours of Hot Spring Underground.

Mill Colonnade

All five colonnades are located not far from each other. If you walk away from the Hotel Thermal against the stream of river Teplá, you will soon come to the Park Colonnade.

The largest spa structure in this town, the Mill Colonnade was built a few steps down the road, during the years 1871–1881.
Their main purpose is to provide the spa patients with comfort during treatments with the prescribed curative springs.

The Diana Observation Tower

The stone Diana Observation Tower rises 547 meters in the spa forests above the Grandhotele Pupp.

It has been standing there since the year 1914 and offers a wonderful view of the entire Karlovy Vary and its surroundings.

The tower can be reached by walking on the spa trails or you can get there by the funicular.

Becherovka and Jan Becher Museum

Becherovka is the traditional herbal liqueur, produced only in Karlovy Vary.
It was produced the first time in 1807 in a drugstore owned by the chemist Josef Becher as the stomach medication drops.

You also find its museum here. The exhibition is located in the historic building where the liquor was manufactured for 150 years.

Jan Becher Museum is only 200 metres from the hotel

Thermal baths and spa treatments

Relaxing massages, whirlpool baths in thermal water, pleasant warm compresses and wraps that are available not only to the spa patients. Even you can treat yourself for a while. Treat yourself to a qualified care verified by millions of visitors.

Grandhotel Ambassador Národní Dům | Karlovy Vary 1 | Lounge Fellner, Hellmer and Lounge Mattoni

Lounge Fellner, Hellmer and Lounge Mattoni

Separately usable multi-functional lounges with the capacity of 50, 100 and 20 people are connected to each other, yet can create one multi-functional lounge, for social occasions for more than 1000 people.
Grandhotel Ambassador Národní Dům | Karlovy Vary 1 | Wellness Centre & Spa Ambassador

Wellness Centre & Spa Ambassador

The wellness center features a swimming pool, 3 saunas, gym, cosmetic and Thai massages. Grandhotel Ambassador is located 120 km from the International Airport Václava Havla in Prague, 12 km from the International Airport Karlovy Vary, and 4 km from the Main Train Station in Karlovy Vary.

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