"Spa Town (and more) TEPLICE" Teplice by german_eagle

Teplice Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 162 photos

Teplice is a town with a population of about 50'000. It is located at the foot of the Erzgebirge mountains / Krusne Hory in Northern Bohemia, half way between Prague and Dresden.

The region around Teplice was pretty much influenced by both Czech and German culture as you can still see at many places in the town. Many signs are in German, and many locals speak some German too. English is not very common and this might not change until Teplice gets discovered by other than Czech and German tourists.

Teplice was one of Europe's earliest spa towns. Thanks to the magical effects of the local springs and a lively social life the spa town of Teplice was once referred to as "Little Paris" and the "Salon of Europe". Many prominent figures of international culture, including Goethe, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Wagner, came to Teplice to experience the beneficial effects of the local curative springs.

However, the splendor of past glory has somewhat faded, but the town slowly recovers since the fall of the iron curtain. Many old townhouses were restored, huge investments into the spa hotels were made and the extensive gardens with blooming flowers everywhere are as beautiful as in past times.

My most recent visit was in Sept 2005. I attended some business in Teplice and stayed one night. Although time was somewhat limited I would like to share my observations with you on this page.

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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Great additional tips since my first visit to this page in 2012! Thanks for being my guide on the daytrips in August 2015 :-)

    • german_eagle's Profile Photo
      Jan 24, 2016 at 10:44 AM

      Enjoyed the excursion a lot, thanks for tagging along ;-) (and for your visit here)

  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Good additions!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    One day I shall have to visit a few places in Czech, but then there is soooo much to see in Europe!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2012 at 4:48 AM

    Good tips on transport. I was meaning to ask about the column in the center of the square, is this the plague column similar to the columns erected in other parts of Czech republic and slovakia? Is this common in Eatern Germany as well? Best regards from Maryland. Val

  • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    This looks like a pretty place to visit!

    • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo
      Aug 18, 2015 at 12:24 PM

      So it was more than four years ago when I read this page - no wonder I did not remember. But I agree with my then assumption: it IS a pretty place to visit.

    • german_eagle's Profile Photo
      Aug 18, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      Thank you for having another look at this page. Enjoyed the day trip despite the unfortunate circumstances!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    The castle and church were nice sites and the pictures very good.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Beautiful architecture!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2006 at 6:29 AM

    Excellent tips, very useful hotel and transportation info, beautiful pictures!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2006 at 1:27 PM

    an excellent page & great pics, Ingo ! Teplice is under-rated by most tourists and that is really a pity !

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2006 at 4:38 AM

    A fine new page about a place that seems far away, but I was surprised to learn that it is actually just 8 Euros away from Dresden. You took some really good photos just looking in through open doors, even though you weren't allowed inside.

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