"Mineral springs" Karlovy Vary Things to Do Tip by Nykaenen

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  The Mill Spring
by Nykaenen

Karlovy Vary became famous worldwide because of the mineral springs. There are about one hundred springs altogether, but not all are used.

You can access about 12 or 13 springs. You can also drink from them, but be aware - the water has awful taste and in most cases is very hot!!! I knew about the taste & temperature even before my first visit so I only took a small sip. Most people, however, pour a glass/coup as if it is beer and then spit around in disgust :-))

There exist special cups for tasting spring waters that can be bought at any souvenir shop. They come in all sizes & are usually decorated with some Karlovy Vary motif so they make really nice presents.

You can find detailed info about springs, their temperature and composition at www.karlovyvary.cz

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  • Updated Dec 30, 2003
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