Exploring Karlovy Vary

Today I’m saying hello from the beautiful city of Karlovy Vary, situated in Western Czechia and also known as Carlsbad from the times when the Germans were the majority here. Ever since we arrived, I couldn’t stop noticing the vibrant colors that you will find everywhere in the city. It reminded me of the good old days when I started traveling and how much I enjoyed getting lost on the streets just to discover new things.

This city is of course known for its spa resorts and the amazing thermal waters you can find here, being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Czechia. The best thing you can do in order to learn as much as possible about the city is to pay a visit to the local city museum where you will have the chance to learn everything about it, from early history to modern accomplishments and even the local fauna and flora.

Deer – the local museum
Baby Jesus – medieval statue
A cute Otter – the local museum

What to see in Karlovy Vary

Even though most of the tourists come here for the wellness treatments, the city actually offers some remarkable landmarks and sights:

  • The Park Colonnade (Sadová kolonáda) – situated in the exact center of the city, is a beautiful colonnade designed by Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. This breathtaking colonnade hosts the infamous snake spring.
  • The Market Colonnade (Tržní kolonáda) – is a beautiful wooden colonnade made in the late 19th century.
  • The Mill Colonnade (Mlýnská kolonáda) – by far my favorite colonnade in the city. This colonnade has a total of five mineral springs which allow you to have a taste of this miraculous water.
  • The Hot Spring Colonnade (Vřídelní kolonáda) – is located exactly in the spa center, the water can reach a temperature up to 72 degrees.
  • Diana Observation Tower – you can get there either by using the local funicular or if you’re sporty enough, you can take a hiking trail. The tower offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city. Also, once you reach the top, you can have a nice beer at the restaurant there.
Panoramic view of Kalovy Vary
The Park Colonnade (Sadová kolonáda)
The Mill Colonnade (Mlýnská kolonáda)
Karlovy Vary Street
The Mill Colonnade (Mlýnská kolonáda)
The Castle Colonnade (Zámecká kolonáda)
Spring in the Mill Colonnade
Building fresco

Special thanks to Hotel Malta for the impeccable accommodation. It was an absolute pleasure staying with them. They are offering exceptional services that come in various packages that you can get at very good prices.

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