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Karlovy Vary


Category: Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) Region: Karlovy Vary and its surroundings Town: Karlovy Vary


The town is located in the northern part of the Slavkov Forest at an altitude of 575 – 644 metres above sea level. For a very long time the countryside has helped people to renew their strength and to rejuvenate their tired bodies with the help of thermal mineral springs and their ion solution. Rain water from surrounding woods seeps through the fissures of the soil to a depth of 2000 – 5000 metres below the surface where it stays for a long time. The water is heated by magma and enriched by carbon dioxide, and mineral substances and eventually it springs up to the surface full of therapeutic properties. In total, there are about 80 thermal springs here. 15 springs are led into spring tanks. Each minute 2000 litres of water at 73° C comes up from the core of earth. The water contains 5.4 g of minerals in each litre. The Karlovy Vary springs have a prevalence of hydrogen carbonic sulphur chlorideions classed as warm alkali Glauber salt water. 

Indication for Spa Treatment in Karlovy Vary

  • Digestive diseases and disorders
  • Diseases resulting from metabolic and endocrine disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Oncological diseases

Karlovy Vary is the only spa in the Czech Republic treating disorders of the digestive system of children and teenagers.

Natural Curative Resources

Local natural healing resources are used for spa procedures: thermal mineral water for drinking, bathing and irrigation, natural gas for injections and dry baths. The range of healing resources has been enlarged to include wrapping treatments using peat and mud extracted in the Karlovy Vary region. 

Karlovy Vary Springs 

  • 1. Hot Spring
  • 2. Charles IV Spring
  • 3. Lower Castle Spring
  • 4. Upper Castle Spring
  • 5. Market Spring
  • 6. Mill Spring
  • 7. Rusalčin Spring
  • 8. Spring of Duke Wenceslas I + II
  • 9. Libušin Spring
  • 10. Rock Spring
  • 11. Freedom Spring
  • 12. Park Spring
  • 13. Dorotka Spring (inaccessible)
  • 14. Štěpánka Spring
  • 15. Snake Spring

Basic Therapeutic Procedures and Health Services

  • Drinking cure using healing thermo mineral water
  • Water and gas baths Mucous membrane irrigation (oral, intestinal, gynaecological)
  • Thermal and cooling procedures
  • Peloid wraps
  • Massages
  • Water treatment
  • Physical therapy (electro therapy, magnetic therapy, phototherapy
  • Léčebná tělesná výchova a terénní kúry
  • Diet therapy
  • Healthy lifestyle education
  • Other additional procedures (e.g. application of external dermatological products, acupuncture, oxygen therapy....)
  • Walks in the surrounding woods help to strengthen your health.

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Living Land

Living Land
Official Guide of the Karlovy Vary Region