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Karlovy Vary. Recreation and entertainment

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The Karlovy Vary spa attracts visitors from all over the world. Here you can not only improve your health at the mineral springs, but also admire the unique architecture, ancient colonnades, visit the Summer Opera and Operetta Festival, the International Film Festival, symphony concerts.

Mineral springs

The mineral springs of Karlovy Vary have a multifaceted healing effect. Thermal waters contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, lithium, bromine. Mineral water is used to treat diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus, obesity), oncological and neurological diseases, including stress.

There are 13 sources in the resort, each of them comes to the surface with a different temperature and different content of carbon dioxide.

The most famous and most powerful mineral spring in Karlovy Vary is Vrzydlo ("Geyser"). It is called the “pulsating heart” of the resort. Due to the high content of carbon dioxide, the geyser rises to a height of 10-14 meters. This is the hottest spring, it provides about 2000 liters of mineral water per minute. Only from it they take water for bathing.


The “Charles IV Spring” is also worth a visit, according to legend it was in this place that the emperor treated his feet. Above the spring you can see a relief showing the discovery of Karlovy Vary. These and other springs have an extensive health-improving effect, which earned them popularity among tourists all over the world.

At some springs, mineral water is bottled. For example, it is believed that the water of the Mill Spring does not lose its healing properties during transportation. spring Vrzhidlo water is used for therapeutic baths (carbonic, oxygen, pearl, radon). In addition, natural salt is obtained from the mineral water of Karlovy Vary.

In addition to drinking cure in sanatoriums, boarding houses and other medical and health institutions in Karlovy Vary, various types of massages, compresses, mud therapy, thermal therapy, electric and light therapy, aromatherapy, as well as terrenkur are used - walking in the most picturesque places resort.

Another source in Karlovy Vary is jokingly called Becherovka liqueur. This is a famous strong alcoholic drink infused with herbs, the water for which is taken only from Karlovy Vary.

Tips for tourists

  • Mineral water must be consumed after consulting a spa doctor in certain doses and with the prescribed regularity.
  • It is customary to drink water from thermal springs only from special glass and porcelain glasses of a certain shape.
  • Healing water is recommended to be taken near the source.
  • To achieve a special therapeutic effect, drinking water from mineral springs is combined with slow walking.
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