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In the Czech Republic, tourists can visit a fabulous resort that is an incredibly charming and picturesque place despite its small size. The natural conditions of this region are truly unique, so it was only a matter of time to open a “sanatorium” here. Mountains surround Marianske Lazne, and numerous healing springs make this land truly precious. This spa town attracts tourists with beautiful parks, gorgeous architectural heritage, and numerous fountains. It feels like the atmosphere of serenity never leaves Marianske Lazne. Clean air and silence make a stay in this town pleasant and calming. Tourists, who decide to spend their vacation in Marianske Lazne, usually mention that they feel emotionally and physically rejuvenated.
In the past, the territory of Marianske Lazne was a marshland. The first monastery opened here only at the end of the 90s of the 12th century – members of the Premyslid dynasty ordered to build it. Thanks to the hard work of monks, the abandoned swampy land turned into an attractive resort. Monks were the first people who discovered the first spring with saltwater. In 1606, doctor Slavkov visited the monastery for the first time to study the healing properties of the springs. This is when he prescribed the first water treatment course to his patient. After that, the news of the healing springs spread quickly to the nearby regions. Monks decided to turn the area into a resort.
During the reign of Maria Theresa, the resort changed its name to Marienbad. In 1779, monks tested water from the local springs and once again proved its healing power. This event marked the start of the resort’s development. Patients began to arrive in Marienbad to improve their health. Initially, they were living in wooden houses where they took mineral water baths. Marienbad officially received the resort status only in 1818. Resort buildings and comfortable pavilions started appearing in the town. When World War I ended, sanatoriums in Marianske Lazne reopened their doors for visitors. However, the coming World War II made local establishments empty again. Marianske Lazne as a resort began to recover only after the Velvet Revolution. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In Marianske Lazne, tourists can visit the Maxim Gorky Colonnade, an architectural complex dedicated to a famous writer. Gorky liked this resort town very much. The colonnade is a prominent attraction of Marianske Lazne, which has been decorating the town with its elegance and graciousness since 1889. When looking at the colonnade, it feels like thousands of sun rays pierce the monument. An interesting fact – the project of the neo-Baroque colonnade was made by Vienna natives, and Czech workers made different forged details, so it is safe to say that this is an international project.
The total length of the architectural landmark is roughly one hundred and twenty meters. The base is represented by the cast iron carcass. It was not a simple task to keep this carcass until the modern time because there were plans to use the metal part for military purposes during the war years. The colonnade remained forgotten for many years and was thoroughly repaired only in the 70s of the 20th century. This was like a breath of fresh air for the abandoned monument. Nowadays, guests of the resort can visit an elegant and attractive construction with stunning ceiling frescos by legendary Josef Vyleťál.
Would you like to see other attractions that Marianske Lazne is famous for? Guests of this resort town have an opportunity to see them all together in one place. In one of the town’s neighborhoods, there is an interesting and unusual park that is incredibly exciting to visit. This is Boheminium established in 1999. Numerous locals and guests of the town like to take a stroll on the accurate tourist paths and admire gorgeous miniatures installed on both sides of the path. The exhibition of this park museum is constantly growing, and new miniatures appear regularly. That is why many visitors come to this park again and again because they know they can see new miniature copies of world-famous attractions here.
During a visit to Boheminium, you will be able to see not only the complete architectural and cultural heritage of Marianske Lazne but of the whole Czech Republic. Models of the most famous attractions have the 1:25 scale and copy even the slightest details. This is a fantastic place to see the most beautiful Czech castles, shrines like cathedrals and temples, the most popular bridges of the region, and architectural landmarks of the resort town. Almost all models are made from plastic, and so they are quite fragile. It is not allowed to touch the miniatures, and visitors are always welcome to take pictures with them.
Tourists can get to the resort town of Marianske Lazne by air. For this purpose, they need to fly to the nearest big resort - Karlovy Vary. Upon landing at the local airport, tourists need to get a taxi to Marianske Lazne. The ride will be not long – half an hour or forty minutes at max. Besides that, there is a train from Prague to the resort town. Finally, daily buses connect Marianske Lazne to the capital of the country.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Marianske Lazne
♥   Castle 'Luisenburg' , 51 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mylau Castle' , 79 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Fronberg' , 80.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Osterstein Castle' , 85.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Scharfenstein' , 86.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Marianske Lazne
♥   National Park 'Bayerischer Wald' , 122.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Šumava' , 129.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Marianske Lazne 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
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