Karlovy Vary is a legendary resort in Czech Republic, founded in the middle of the 14th century by Charles IV, a Roman Emperor and a King of Bohemia. The foundation of the city is connected with medical properties of the hot mineral water. There are 14 springs (30°-73°C), the hottest one – Vřídlo gushes forth from a 2 km depth.
The resorts use the water for drinking, baths and medical treatments.
Current image of the city is formed in the 19th century, it embraces different architectural styles.
After the velvet revolution of 1989 due to the foreign and local investments the resorts and hotels have reached world-class standards.
The resort is also famous for the traditional crystal glass and porcelain production.Total duration: ~ 10 hours.
Distance: ~ 128 km away from Prague, ~ 2-2.5 h. by car.