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Sightseeing in Karlovy Vary - what to see. Complete travel guide

The rest in Karlovy Vary is always active and diversified. The opposite is simply impossible as in this city are gathered large number of cultural facilities, historical and architectural sights. In order not to lose even a single day of your vacation, pay your attention to the main sights of the resort that may be interesting for you.
1. Karlovy Vary is distinguished by a great public transport system. It’s very simple to navigate through the city by bus. If you need to go to suburban areas, high-speed trains will … Open
Museum and Factory Moser is one of the most famous facilities in Karlovy Vary. The main sphere of this factory is the creation of items made of glass, so here visitors can get acquainted with the technology of this process and exhibits collections or crystal tableware. Karlovy Vary Local History Museum will provide you with information about the history of this place and its development. The first floor of the building has been turned into a gallery exhibiting works of famous painters and a small collection of old books.
People, who enjoy quality liquors, should definitely visit Museum of Jan Becher, where they will be able to get information about the production of the most popular alcohol drink in the country. Of course, such excursion to the specific museum will be not complete without trying the liquor. You can do this in one of the museum’s bars. Church of Peter and Paul is one of the most famous religious sights of this region. The church has several icons that have been presented by Nicolai II. The local art gallery will definitely capture your attention. The collection of the gallery started forming yet in 1953. Besides the regular exhibition the walls of the gallery regularly hold various events like theatre performances, exhibitions and concerts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In Karlovy Vary, fans of shopping are advised to pay close attention to specialty stores that offer locally produced products. Moser shop offers premium crystal ware manufactured in the same … Open
The most unusual sights of Karlovy Vary is, probably, the Japanese Stone Garden. Here you can dive into the atmosphere of solitude and calmness. The garden is a perfect place for meditation and its look traditionally amazed visitors by its elegance.
Those who like hiking should definitely go up to the top of Druzhba Hill. There is an interesting historical attraction - the lookout tower of Diana here. At the top of the hill, there is a scenic park with rest areas, and several restaurants and cafes. The tower is equipped with a beautiful observation deck, from which it is convenient to admire the surrounding forests and green hills.
The popular resort will surely impress fans of gastronomic tourism with a huge choice of cozy restaurants and cafes. In this city visitors will find dining facilities of different … Open
An important monument of architecture is the Mill Colonnade. Built in the 19th century, it represents a unique combination of Neo-Renaissance and Empire style. Within this beautiful building with arches, there are several mineral springs. To try out the water from them is completely free of charge. In the warm season, the architectural complex complements the diversity of exotic plants.
Karlovy Vary Visiting of religious sites should be included in the tour. One of the most beautiful in the city is the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Its construction began in the late 18th century, and the very first church on this site was built in the 15th century. In the 18th century, the church was almost completely destroyed by fire. Its restoration lasted for several decades and was finally completed in 1861. An equally impressive religious building is the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. It was built in the 19th century and became the first Orthodox Church on the territory of the Austrian Empire. In 1916, during military operations, the church was closed, and worship services began again, only in the middle of the 20th century. Not so long ago the historical church was completely restored. Now it is in the territory of an incredibly beautiful park. Fans of theatrical art should definitely visit the Karlovy Vary City Theatre. The building in which it is located, was built in the 19th century by the project of famous architects G. Helmer and F. Fellner. At the moment, it is one of the most beautiful in the city. Earlier in its place, was an old theater but its wooden building was completely destroyed by fire in 1787. One of the main initiators of the construction of the new theater was D. Becher. A new luxury building was built on the donations of residents. The old theater managed to preserve not only its unique appearance, but also the interior decoration. It regularly hosts classical and modern productions.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Karlovy Vary
♥   Castle 'Burg Scharfenstein' , 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Osterstein Castle' , 62.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mylau Castle' , 63.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Purschenstein Castle' , 64.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blankenhain Castle' , 78.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Karlovy Vary
♥   National Park 'Bayerischer Wald' , 144.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Šumava' , 148.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Karlovy Vary from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Plzen Underground

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
Walking around the undergrounds, you can see a lot of saved technique equipment, the sewerage system, dumb wells and even huge wine pipes. It is quite hard to walk alone in the Plzen undergrounds, tunnels are rather twisted and it is easy to get lost. A walk with an organized excursion is much better. With a group of tourists, you will see outstanding places of the underground city and know about the original purpose of different facilities. … Read further

Sightseeing in Czech Republic: things to see

Czech Republic is an old country that is home to numerous old buildings, magnificent castles and fortresses. Main tourist routes include visits to the most famous landmarks, any of which has its unique history and many legends. It’s worth mentioning the most famous sights of the country, visiting which always leave travellers pleased and helps learning more about Czech Republic and its history. … Open
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