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  Karlovy Vary / Karlsbad - 100km west of Prague
by globetrott

In 1348 Kaiser Karl IV was hunting in that area and found the healthy hot wells, because one of his hunting-dogs burnt its feet in the hot wells.
In 1370 Karlsbad was granted the " rights of a town " by the emperor, who was a guest here many times, followed by hundreds of celebrities over the following centuries:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Mozart, Tsar Peter the Great, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and a lot more...

...like Globetrott in july 14th, 2003 - as you may easily see on the "flower-calendar"

Watch out for the lovely places and nice architecture around the castle-hill of Karlovy Vary / Karlsbad.
Obviously every little space is used for a building, a palmtree or anything else to make finally a cosy athmosphere, only to be found in a famous spa like Kalsbad.
Dvorak Park is a great place to relax and to listen to the musicians performing in the first Colonada on your way.
Sadova Colonada was built in 1882 by a Viennese architect.
Trzni Kolonada was built completely of wood in 1883. It is rather small and even looks a bit poor against the other Kolonadas.
The water gets out of the well there with a temperature of 72 degrees Celsius.
All over Karlovy Vary you will see excellent architecture and even the cinema of Karlsbad looks almost as beautiful as the opera in Vienna ...

For more infos and lots of pics - please click on my link below and see my Karlovy Vary-page !!

Address: Karlovy Vary - 100km west of Prague
Directions: You may take the train to Karlovy Vary or drive on road # 6 / E 48 from Prague
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1ffe4/63179/

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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