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Things to do in Karlovy Vary

Best attractions to visit in Karlovy Vary

1. Mill Colonnade - Karlovy Vary

Mill Colonnade

Thinking about what to add to your list of things to do in Czech Republic? You can’t miss a visit to the Mill Colonnade! The Mill Colonnade also has a raised area for spa orchestra where regular and free concerts are held. The place was decorated by architect Josef Zitek, who is also known for designing the National Theatre in Prague that was built from 1871 till 1881. Initially, it was decided that a two storey structure would be formed, but due to lack of funds, only one storey was formed. Karlovy Vary has thirteen springs, out of which five are in Mill Colonnade, namely the Libuše Spring, Mill Spring, Nymph Spring, Prince Václav I Spring, and the Rock Spring.

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2. Hot Spring Colonnade - Karlovy Vary

Hot Spring Colonnade

Visiting the Hot Spring Colonnade should be on the top of your list of things to do in Czech Republic. This is the warmest spring in the Karlovy Vary area and is right in the middle of the spa area. The spring spurts up to a height of 12 m and can shoot up to 2 liters of water at 72 °C and 5 liters of carbon dioxide. The hot spring colonnade was made back in 1975 and you can take a tour of the area. The tour will help you to learn about the process of petrifying objects, how the thermal water is discharged, about the pipeline that is a few decades old and is plugged by aragonite and how sinter and aragonite is collected. The tours take place from May till September and tourists can also take evening tours from 8 pm till 10 pm. Make sure that you explore the premise s of the Hot Spring Colonnade as there is a market with several stalls that sell jewelry, porcelain goods, glass, and souvenirs. It is recommended that you buy the Karlovy Vary wafers from the nearby stores.

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3. Grandhotel Pupp - Karlovy Vary

Grandhotel Pupp

The Grandhotel Pupp is a luxury hotel that is located in Karlovy Ivory in Czech Republic. The hotel has 228 rooms and is used for the annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The hotel was originally made as the Saxony Hall back in 1701 by Burgomaster Deiml. In 1702, the mayor built a Lusthaus opposite to the hall and the place was called Bohemia Hall. In 1760, a confectioner came to the area, and the mayor’s wife sold part of the property to the confectioner’s daughter. With time the confectioner’s daughter acquired the whole property and renamed it Pupp after the family name. The family was doing well and acquired a lot of properties in the place where the Grandhotel Pupp stands today. In 1950, the hotel was renamed Grandhotel Moskva after the communist government of Czechoslovaklia took control, but the family’s name was restored when the place was privatized in 1989. Visiting the hotel should be on your list of things to do in Czech Republic as the hotel is worth a visit and has been featured in a number of different movies.

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4. Chrám sv. apoštolů Petra a Pavla - Karlovy Vary

Chram sv apostolu Petra a Pavla

Chrám sv. apoštolů Petra a Pavla, also known as the Сhrám St. Peter and Paul and the Russian Church, is an orthodox church that is located in forecourt of the Russian Orthodox Church, in the western outskirts of the Karlovy Vary. The building of the church was made back in 1893 and was modeled after an old Byzantine Russian Church in Ostankino, Moscow. The construction of the church took place from 1893 to 1898 under the architect Gustav Wiedermann Franzensbad. During World War I, the building was taken by the military for the war, whereas in World War II, the church was used to serve as a storehouse temple. The construction plan of the building is in the shape of a Greek cross and above the cross there is a dome with a lantern. The exterior of the building is decorated with ornament and sculptures, whereas the interior of the wall is decorated with murals and the terrace stairs are embedded with bronze that was done sculptor M. Hiller. Make sure that add visiting the place to your list of things to do in Czech Republic.

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5. Dvorakovy Sady - Karlovy Vary

Dvorakovy Sady

Thinking about the things to do in Czech Republic? Add visiting Dvorakovy Sady to it. The place is located between Park colonnade and Hotel Thermal. The construction of the place took place from 1877 till 1878 under the architect John Hahmann. It is said that towards the end of the 19th century, John Hahmann made a great plan to make a city park for the local population. The park was constructed at lands of the winter gardens that are located behind the Military Spa Institute. The Park was completed with a fountain, elms, different flowerbeds, maples, oaks, pyramids rose bushes, sandy paths, and sycamores. In 1974, the park was reconstructed under the supervision of A. Peter and was named after the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. If you will roam around in the garden, you will see that the park has two memorial trees. The Orchard plane tree rises to a height of 23m and has a circumference of 452 cm, whereas the Dvorak plane tree rises to a height of 22 m and has a circumference of 472 cm. You can head there with your family in order to enjoy a picnic between the pond and the sculptors.

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6. Market Colonnade - Karlovy Vary

Market Colonnade

7. Castle Colonnade - Karlovy Vary

Castle Colonnade

8. The Church of St. Mary Magdalene - Karlovy Vary

The Church of St Mary Magdalene

9. The Diana Lookout Tower - Karlovy Vary

The Diana Lookout Tower

10. Friendship Hill - Karlovy Vary

Friendship Hill

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