KARLOVY VARY REGION
trips to the surroundings of the Hotel Eagle in Mariánské Lázně
In the territory of the Carlsbad region you will find a number of significant architectural monuments. Among the most important are the Bečov Castle with the unique reliquary of St. Maur, the spa colonnade in Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně, the Loket Castle, the Teplé monastery, the only imperial jaw in the Czech Republic – Cheb Castle and many others.
The main spa colonnade of Mariánské Lázně
The Novobarok colonnade from 1888-1889 is the dominant of the spa promenade in Mariánské Lázně. It was built according to the designs of Viennese architects Miksche and Niedzielsky from the decision of the monastery in Teplé. The colonnade of the cast-iron structure has a respectable size of 119×12 meters. It is decorated with a series of ceiling frescoes with motifs “The Desire of a Man to Fly” and bronze reliefs on the walls.
In front of the main colonnade you will find one of the most popular attractions of Mariánské Lázně – Singing Fountain.
Singing Fountain in Mariánské Lázně
Singing Fountain is the most sought after attraction in Mariánské Lázně. A circular stone fountain with more than 250 jets decorated with flower sculpture can be found at the colonnade in the center of the spa zone. Its not to miss the visit, it is an admirable connection of water splashing according to thoughtful choreography and popular songs not only of serious but also of modern music.
The Singing Fountain first appeared on April 30, 1986.
The Singing Fountain plays 10 tracks that alternate in regular sequence. One of them will usually sound every odd hour. You can enjoy this breathtaking performance, which is complemented by dark light effects in the dark, from May to October.
Colonnade of the Cross Spring Marianske Lazne
The classicist colonnade overlooking the Cross Spring is the oldest building of this kind in Mariánské Lázně. It dates back to the years 1817-1818, when it was built on the basis of architectural projects by architects G. Fischer and A. Thurner the abbot of the monastery in Teplé.
In the area of the colonnade you will find, besides the Cross Spring, the bust of the physician Josef Jan Nehr – the founder of the local spa tradition.
– Cross spring
Colonnade of Karolinum spring Mariánské Lázně
Not far from the main colonnade in Mariánské Lázně, you can also find the Colonnade of Karolinum Spring. Classical antique style with a dome and two symmetrical wings decorated with a column of columns originated in 1869. A year later, the colonnade was named in honor of the wife of Austrian Emperor Franz I, Emperor Karolina Augusta
– Carolinine spring
Ferdinand Spring Colonnade
The Ferdinand Spring Colonnade is located in Úsovice Park. Like the other colonnades in Mariánské Lázně, this was originated at the instigation of Abbot Reitenberger in 1826 – 1827.
You will find the oldest mineral spring named after King Ferdinand I, which was to be explored in 1528 with the original aim of obtaining cooking salt from it. Unfortunately, with a poor result, because the source contains Glauber’s salt, which has a sizable effect.
In the past, the marginal parts of the colonnade were used as a café, a bottler, a watchdog dwelling or a museum.
Park Boheminium Mariánské Lázně
The 4th largest miniature park in Europe is located near the center of Marianske Lazne and has become the most visited attraction in the Karlovy Vary region!
Since 1999 you have been able to admire the Bohemian Parks’ models. The great references and experiences of our visitors are the best invitation for a trip to Mariánské Lázně.
Admire the charm of Karlštejn Castle, the technical sights of Ještěd or the most beautiful castle in the Czech Republic in one place? In the Bohemian Park, yes!
Look forward to the beauty of the local landmarks as it is on the palm of your hand, allowing more than seven dozens of perfect miniatures of significant monuments from across the country. The only attraction of its kind in our country visits more than 115 000 tourists every year. So do not hesitate and come to Bohemian Marianske Lazne.
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
Phone: +420 720 029 009
Lookout tower Hamelika Mariánské Lázně
A pleasant walk from the spa area of Mariánské Lázně will take you along the red tourist sign about half an hour to the Hamelika lookout tower. It is located on the top of the same name at an altitude of 722 meters above sea level near Panorama restaurant and offers a view of part of Marianske Lazne or part of the Bohemian Forest with the peak of Dyleň.
Karlovy Vary was founded in the 14th century by Emperor Charles IV. From the very beginning, the healing power of the local thermal springs was used, and soon the spa was established. For more than 650 years, the Karlovy Vary spa treatment has become famous all over the world. Its positive effects on the human body are the reason why the city visits tens of thousands of people every year from around the world.
In addition to the spa, Karlovy Vary also offers a number of unique sights and attractions such as: Mill Colonnade, Vřídlo, St. Mary Magdalene, the Orthodox Church of Peter and Paul, the Diana lookout tower, the Municipal Theater and many others.
Thousands of people head for Karlovy Vary at the International Film Festival, which takes place here every year in July.
phone: +420 353 232 838
Mill Colonnade Karlovy Vary
The Mill Colonnade is probably the most popular Karlovy Vary colonnade. In the years 1871-1881, the famous architect Josef Zítek built it in the vicinity of the Spa III building. In 1893, the colonnade was still extended to the Rock Spring and today it measures 132 m. Under its roof, which carries 124 Corinthian columns, there is an orchestra and five mineral springs. Her rooms are decorated with allegorical sculptures. Roof terraces have 12 statues.
– Rock spring
– Libuše spring
– Prince Vaclav I. and II. spring
– Mlýnský spring
– Rusalka spring
Castle Colonnade of Karlovy Vary
The Chateau Colonnade was built over the Tržní kolonád in the years 1911-1913. It is Friedrich Ohmann’s author. The Chateau Colonnade is divided into two parts – the Upper Spring Colonnade and the Lower Spring Colonnade. The Upper Spring Colonnade is open to the public and covers the Chateau Upper Spring. The Lower Spring Colonnade is accessible only to the clients of the Zámecké lázně. The Lower Chateau Spring is brought to the public at the Market Colonnade.
– Chateau upper spring
– Chateau downstairs spring
One of the most beautiful chateau in the style of Viennese Classicism in the Karlovy Vary Region is located in the town of Lázně Kynžvart.
The attention of visitors is particularly attracted by the collections of former Austrian Chancellor Metternich. You can visit the chancellor’s library, a study with a folding table, a smoking lounge with four valuable altar paintings, a chateau or chapel. One of the biggest attractions of the castle is the famous cabinet of curiosities with Egyptian mummies, Maria Theresa crest, Alexander Dumas’s desk, and other attractions. You can see all of this in one guided tour.
The castle is surrounded by an English natural park covering an area of 300 hectares. In the park there are 10 ponds and many smaller style buildings and monuments, creating a remarkable whole. The park has a 18-hole golf course.
Address: Lázně Kynžvart
Diana lookout tower Karlovy Vary
The Diana view tower was built in 1914 as a haven for Karlovy Vary spa guests. Besides the lookout tower, there was also a café with a restaurant for 250 people. The walk-in tower can be reached by foot on the forest paths or by the Grandhotel Pupp.
Thanks to the reconstruction that took place in 1997, you can choose whether to climb up the staircase to a height of 25 meters up to 150 steps or go comfortably with a lift.
From Diana you can see almost all of Karlovy Vary, look into the valleys of the Ohře and Teplé rivers and admire the great part of the excursions in the extensive spa forests. The northern horizon is dominated by the ridge of the Ore Mountains and the highest Klinovec. East and South fill the hills of the Doupov Hills and the Slavkov Forest.
Phone: +420 353 222 872
Františkovy Lázně was founded in honor of the Emperor Franz I in the late 18th century. However, healing springs have helped to cure illness much earlier. Františkovy Lázně is a popular spa not only for Czech clients, but also for foreigners. In particular, female diseases and sterility are treated. Františkovy Lázně is the third peak of the “Spa Triangle”, which also includes Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně.
The spa town full of tranquil promenades, parks and greenery also offers significant spa monuments, especially in Empire and Classicist styles. You can visit the city museum, the Cathedral of St. Jacob, Salingburg lookout tower, or the popular Aquaforum swimming pool.
Castle and chateau Bečov
An unforgettable dominant in the valley of the Teplé River is the late Gothic castle and the Baroque chateau in Bečov nad Teplou. In the interior of the castle is worth seeing especially the library and chateau chapel. The Romanesque reliquary of St. Maura, which is the second most valuable goldsmith monument in the Czech Republic after the crown jewels.
The reliquary of St. Maura
There is one of the most precious treasures in our territory – St. Maur’s reliquary – in the vault room of the chateau. It was made during the first third of the 13th century for the Benedictine monastery in Florennes in today’s Belgium and designed to store the remains of Saint Maurus, Timothy, Vol. John the Baptist and the Holy Apolináře. After the abolition of the monastery during the French Revolution, the reliquary Alfred de Beaufort – Spontin was recruited and, after repair, he was transferred to his seat in Becov. After the II. World War II, when Beaufort-Spontini Bečov left, buried the reliquary secretly under the floor of the castle chapel, where he lay for forty years. In 1985, the reliquary was finally found, but in a very poor condition. The demanding restoration of this rare and unique monument of European significance lasted for eleven years.
From the outside, the reliquary is decorated with twelve reliefs, fourteen gold-plated silver statues, precious stones, semi-precious stones, antique gems, filigree and enamels.
1st Circle – Relic of St. Maura
During a guided tour of approximately 45 minutes, you will learn about the history of the reliquary, the exciting story of his discovery in 1985, complemented by an authentic record of the discovery, using macrophotographs to get acquainted with his decoration and the work of restorers during the restoration. At the end of the tour, the guide takes you to a safe room where you can see St. Maur’s reliquary.
II. Circuit – Chateau interiors
In less than an hour, the guide will familiarize you with the history of the area, its construction and its owners. You will gradually walk through individual salons equipped with furniture, mainly from the 19th century. You will also visit the library and the Chapel of Sts. Petra.
III. Circuit – The reliquary for everyone
A tour whose interpretation is adapted to children aged 7-12 years. Children have the opportunity to take an active part in the tour, using, among other things, the 1: 1 haptic model of Saint Maur’s reliquary with detachable decoration, allowing children to discover its meaning. The exciting story of the reliquary introduces a guide to children using comics and animated films. The model of St. Maur’s reliquary is also used by visually impaired people. The guide will be glad to help you in the tour, only to notify the lock management in advance.
IV. Circle – Walking past
Tour for children aged 4-8 on route II. the Chateau interiors, complemented by a “secret” corridor, a salla terrena and a rock-cut corridor. Children entertain with the life of medieval knights, princes and princesses. At the end of the tour every child visitor will receive a nobilization gleyt and will be knighted.
Address: Nám 5. května 13
Phone: +420 353 999 394
Premonstratensian monastery Teplá
The area of the monastery, which founded the Blessed Hroznata in 1193, is one of the most important in the Czech Republic. The monastery served premonstrates for centuries until the end of II. world war. In 1950, like other monasteries in Czechoslovakia, it was closed and served as a barracks of the Czechoslovak People’s Army for 28 years. Since 1958 only the church and library have been made accessible for tours. Upon leaving the army, the building continued to ruin. It was only in 1990 that the monastery, heavily damaged by many years of neglect, was returned to the Premonstratensian order. Since then a gradual reconstruction of the whole area has taken place. In the monastery, in addition to regular worship, concerts and exhibitions are held.
The monastery complex includes the Baroque convent, the Gothic presbytery of the monastery church with the Romanesque chapel, the unique monastery library, which is the second largest historical library in Bohemia with its 100,000 volumes, a park, a cemetery and a museum. The most important building is the Church of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary built between 1193 and 1232. The monastery also houses the farm buildings of the brewery, the haystack and the granaries.
You can visit the monastery almost all year round.
Phone: +420 353 392 732
History of Cheb Castle began in the early 12th century. The origin and development of the castle is related to the family of the Štaufs, the family of the Roman-German kings and emperors. They have been rebuilt at the end of the 12th century by the imperial jaw, the only representative of this type of castle architecture in the Czech Republic.
From the former extensive castle fortress until today, the torso of a once magnificent palace, the powerful defensive Black Tower and above all the unique double Romanesque-Gothic chapel of St. Martina, Erhard and Ursula. In the castle area you can also visit casemates with an exhibition of Cheb’s stove, the so-called Kuchelhaus – the remains of the farm building or the Mill Tower. In the courtyard you can see tombstones from the original Slavic burial site formerly in the chapel of today, the castle well or the castle guns.
Loket Castle is located on the banks of the Ohře River near Karlovy Vary since the beginning of the 13th century. Gothic Loket Castle has been an important strategic location for centuries. Today it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Karlovy Vary Region.
History of Loket Castle
The original Romanesque buildings have preserved particularly valuable rotunda, the foundations of the castle tower and the foundations of the northern palace. The present form of the castle was given by the extensive reconstruction during the reign of Václav IV., From which comes, for example, the so-called Markrabský dům. Further reconstructions took place in the second half of the 15th century and touched mainly the southern palace where the Šlikov refectory hall and the so-called Šlikov archive, which was built in the eastern palace, arose during the Šlikov rule. The reconstruction of the castle for the purpose of the prison was unfavorable in the early 19th century – most of the buildings were reduced by one floor and one of the oldest parts – the so-called rock room – was demolished.
Tour of Loket Castle
Castle Loket offers many interesting. Among the most popular parts of the exhibition are the castle prison with an authentic exhibition of torturous law, a museum of weapons and a porcelain exhibition. The castle is also surrounded by several legends, such as the rulers of the Loket Rocks, stones and the underworld of Gottstain, enchanted by the burgrave or the dragon in the castle tower.
Address: Zámecká 67
Phone: +420 352 684 648
Lookout tower Háj u Aše
The observation tower in Háje u Aše is the most western-oriented observation tower in the Czech Republic. You will find it on the hill of Háj – the highest peak of the Czech part of the Smrčiny mountain range at an altitude of 758 m. Along with the lookout tower at the beginning of the 20th century a recreational park zone was created.
This massive, 34-meter-high granite block tower was similarly to the lookout tower on the Green Mountain named after German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. In 1913, Bismarck’s bronze relief, which remained here until the end of the Second World War, was attached to the lookout tower. Together with the nearby tourist cottage (where it is possible to lend the key to the lookout tower), Háj is now a pleasant place for hiking trips. The view from the lookout tower can be enjoyed after overcoming 122 steps from the observation tower at 25 meters.
Lookout tower Cibulka
The observation tower is situated on Šibeniční vrch near the village of Olovi, approximately half a distance between the villages Oloví and Krajková. The top is forested, the altitude is about 655 m. Its total height is 29.3 meters.
Originally, the lookout tower on the Bouc peak was about 1.5 km east of today’s building. It was built by the owner of the Svatavy’s assigned Josef Schmieger. This was not the opening ceremony in 1896 and the lookout tower was dilapidated until the dilapidated lookout tower in 1913 was bought by the Oloví Wreath Association. The observation tower was dismantled and moved to Šibeniční vrch. The tower was completely destroyed during the Second World War. In 2011, a project to restore the look-out tower was launched. The opening ceremony of the new observation tower was held on August 31, 2014.
From the lookout tower there is a view in all directions. In the north, you can see the town of Oloví and the ridges of the Ore Mountains, the eastern direction of Boucsky vrch (667 m above sea level) which is about 1.5 km from the lookout tower and where the original lookout tower stood. Southeast to the south is the Sokolov Basin and the town of Sokolov, in the background of the Slavkov Forest, the westernmost part of the Ore Mountains and Smrčina with the Green Mountain.
The tower is open all year round.
Address: Šibeniční vrch
Boating trail Ohře
Kolem řeky Ohře, která je u vodáků velmi oblíbená, je osazeno 69 informačních tabulí se zajímavými informacemi v českém, německém a anglickém jazyce. Informační tabule se nachází v úseku od města Cheb po Kadaň. Tabule mají rozměry 60 x 100 cm a obsahují vždy název tabule, výřez mapy, fotografie, trojjazyčné texty, říční kilometr dle kilometráže Ohře, loga partnerů projektu.
Na 69 tabulích najdete tyto informace:
kde se právě nacházíte,
jaké památky, přírodní zajímavosti apod. najdete v okolí,
informace o blízkých obcích a městech,
tipy na ubytování v okolí,
jeden pojem či úkon z vodáckého světa (na každé tabuli jeden),
informace o jezech či jiných překážkách, ke kterým se blížíte a o tom, jak je nejlépe překonat.
Přijeďte si také užít skvělou vodu na Ohři.
Půjčovna lodí Maskáč
telefon.: +420 777 167 779
Cycling routes in the Karlovy Vary Region
There are more than 2,000 km of marked cycling routes in the Karlovy Vary Region. Cyclotours are gradually being expanded and their descriptions are updated to inform you as much as possible about the points of interest you will be passing through. Cyclotours often go around popular tourist destinations: monuments, natural attractions, etc. You can also ride one of many nature trails and learn something new.
The purpose of the project is to let you know the surroundings of Klínovec with the minimal need to overcome difficult climbs, even in heavy mountain terrain. There are 6 marked latitudes of 10 to 20 km long for you, which will take you to the town of Boží Dar, Loučná pod Klínovcem and the Suchá village, which will offer wonderful views of the surroundings of Klínovec.
All circuits have a start and a goal at the top of Klinovec, and it is the magic of Cycling without effort as the overtaking of the most demanding climbs will be provided for you by both chairlifts in Klinovce, where you can use a preferential common ticket and the transport of bicycles included.
Routes mostly descend on hard roads, but more difficult passages will be found to test your skills, so we recommend checking the technical condition of your bicycles, especially brakes, the use of helmets and gloves. Traffic on labeled lines is at your own responsibility.
Cycle routes Cheb and surroundings (Cheb)
a list of trails with kilometrage here
Outdoor Race Circuit for Karts and Motorbikes – Kartaréna Cheb
There is a kart rental service for the public with daily operation from 1 March to 30 October
For those interested in borrowing karts, we offer a total of 23 new SODI GT5 R models 2016 with the proven four-stroke HONDA GX270, which have been modified to 11 horsepower and reach speeds of up to 80 km / h.
Experienced riders who meet the time limit of 1:14 min on a standard 11-horse horseracing car can borrow one of the more powerful MX250 karts and an adjustable power of 16 to 28 horses !!!!
Since spring 2016, we have been running a new two-seat SODI 2Drive Adult Rider and a 4 to 10-year-old child as a passenger, but will only be in service depending on the occupancy of the circuit and is not expected to run on the afternoons.
We also run children’s SODI Junior go-karts for beginners from 10 years of age and 135 cm high. WARNING! Our karts at the racetrack are not children’s carousel attractions and flying swans for young children, but require the rider to match the body size and ability to drive independently.
Potočiště 3, 350 02 Odrava
exit 162 from the R6 highway to Planá
3 km from Cheb
Phone: only 10 – 18 hours +420 737 87 88 91
source of information: http://www.zivykraj.cz/cz/