The Imperial Karlovy Vary Company is one of the most significant providers of complex spa and wellness care in the Czech Republic. It contributes to the good reputation of the Czech spa industry to a considerable extent. Hotels owned by the company (Imperial Hotel and Sanssouci Spa Resort) offer traditional treatment of typical Karlovy Vary nature based on the use of the local thermal mineral springs and peloids. The combination of this traditional treatment with modern balneology and the individual approach to each patient means the curative therapies have the absolute maximum effective. According to official measurements of the Curative Natural Resources and Colonnades Administration, the company has been the largest consumer of Karlovy Vary´s thermal mineral water for therapeutic purposes for several years. The Vřídlo mineral spring is available in all hotels. The Imperial Hotel is a holder of the World Travel Award, a prize it has won three times. In each hotel there is a modern balneo centre offering dozens of therapeutic and wellness treatments. Accommodation capacity is comprised of 542 rooms (1039 beds) in luxury hotels of **** and ***** category.
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Karlovy Vary – the most famous and largest spa resort in the Czech Republic. It is situated at 360–390 metres above sea level. The city was founded in 1358 by the Czech king and the Roman emperor Charles IV. Lively streets and colonnades are surrounded by peaceful woody hills that are furnished with a net of cycling and hiking trails. These offer a perfect opportunity for walking in any season. Visitors can then enjoy a breathtaking view of the city, which lies in a valley. A rich social programme, various festivals and international conferences turn this vast Czech spa into one of the most popular places for rest, even for the most exacting clients. Other sources of Karlovy Vary´s popularity consists mainly in the glorious herbal liquor – Becherovka, which is often called the 13th spring, then Mattoni mineral water, original wafers and Moser glassworks. The international airport situated nearby Karlovy Vary facilitates and fastens travelling to this famous spa resort.
12 warm mineral springs (from 30 °C to 72 °C).
Adults + children and teenagers: digestive system diseases, endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, neurological diseases, musculoskeletal system diseases.
Several golf courses are in the picturesque vicinity of the spa. The golf club of Olšová Vrata is one of the oldest clubs in Bohemia. There are indoor golf halls equipped with simulators, tennis courts – both indoor and outdoor, a modern shooting range, pools, billiard places, bowling, football, squash, horse riding, skateboarding, or karate. Experienced tourist guides will show you the historical centre of the city and give an engaging presentation of the most famous sights. Regularly, there are concerts on colonnades, in local churches, exhibitions or auctions of various works of art. There are also a number of museums, mainly those devoted to nature, the history of the city, porcelain and glass manufacture. Guests can visit cinemas, the theatre, disco or dancing clubs, casinos or night clubs.
Bečov nad Teplou: A town with a gothic citadel and a baroque chateau, exhibition of the Reliquary of St. Maurus.
Loket: The historical town centre is surrounded by the Ohře River from three sides; its dominant feature is a gothic castle - fortress from the 12th century built under the reign of Přemyslids. In the local museum, visitors can find a magnificent collection of porcelain.
Museum of MOSER Glassworks: the exhibition describes the production of world-known glass, visiting the glassworks.
Lookouts: Diana (cable way), Charles IV. Tower, Goethe´s Lookout, 120 kilometres of trails throughout the spa woods.
Jan Becher Museum: Museum devoted to the production of the famous liquor. Guests can see some stages of liquor production.
Andělská Hora: Massive historical ruins of a gothic castle which rise from the rocky hill offering a beautiful view of the surroundings.
Krásno: A former village at the place of tin mining that had its boom in the 16th century. An extractive tower, machinery department of the Vilhelm mine, and an exposition of mining equipment and technology are an interesting reminder of the past of this mining village.
Ore Mountains: Jáchymov Spa, Klínovec cable way, the highest peaks of the Ore Mountains, Boží Dar and its peat bog, Horní Blatná and Vlčí Jámy.
Kynžvart Castle, Spa Triangle: Mariánské Lázně, Františkovy Lázně.