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Karlovy Vary

4.1
Hiking Trails · Hot Springs · Landmarks
Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts. Named after Charles IV, the Bohemian king who founded the city in the 14th century, Karlovy Vary lures visitors with its famed hot springs and well-preserved architecture. Notable guests of this resort, which came into fashion back in the 18th century, included Beethoven, Wagner, Tolstoy, Marx, and Peter the Great. World War I interrupted tourist activities in the area, and the city struggled to regain some of its former glory. Today Karlovy Vary attracts a diverse crowd arriving not only for the spa treatments, but also for hiking in the Bohemian hills surrounding the city. In the build up to your vacation in Karlovy Vary, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Czech Republic trip planner.
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Hot Spring
Vridelni kolonada
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Diana Lookout Tower
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Architectural Building
Mlynska kolonada
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Moser
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Karlovy Vary

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Fountain
Zpivajici fontana Marianske Lazne
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Castle Loket Loket
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Brewery
Pilsner Urquell Brewery Pilsen
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Architectural Building
Hlavni kolonada Marianske Lazne
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Karlovy Vary

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Church
Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Church of St. Mary Magdalene
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Market Colonnade
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Evangelical Church of St. Peter and Paul
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Karlovy Vary

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Geologic Formation
Svatosske skaly
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Vyhlidka Tri Krize
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Vyhlidka Karla IV
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Wildlife Area
Obora svaty Linhart
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Karlovy Vary

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Hot Spring
Hot Spring Colonnade
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Hot Spring
Vridlo
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Karlovy Vary

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History Museum
Karlovy Vary Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Vanocni dum
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Karlovy Vary

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