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Karlovy Vary is the largest and most renowned spa town in the Czech Republic.
Thanks to its healing springs, the fame of Karlovy Vary (also known as Carlsbad) has spread around the world. The town was founded by the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, in the mid-14th century. The popularity of the spa grew and the wealthy nobility soon began to visit. The most prominent Carlsbad patient of the 18th century was the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, who has stayed at the inn later replaced by what is now called as Salvator Hotel.


In addition to the aristocracy, Carlsbad became a popular destination amongst European
cultural and political elite. The city offers a wide range of options for calm relaxation and also active pursuits,
including spa treatments, wellness, sports, sightseeing trips and also a rich cultural life.