Karlsbad / Karlovy Vary

After visiting Marienbad, why not to visit the next … one of the most interesting cities … the one and only film festival city of Czech Republic, my very favorite … Karlsbad.

 

It’s August, sommer 2017, in the air is love and desire to travel, not too far, just relaxed, no more than a half an hour drive from Marienbad is this next posh monumental historical Thermal Spa Karlovy Vary.

In the 19th century, Karlovy Vary became a popular tourist destination, especially known for international celebrities visiting this place for a spa treatment. As I already mentioned the city is also known for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is one of the oldest in the world and one of Europe’s major film events. It is also known for the popular Czech liqueur Becherovka and the production of the famous glass manufacturer Moser Glass, (a supplier to Edward VII,  the company exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915 and was awarded as already many times before with a medal, which Louis Comfort Tiffany and Charles Tuthill thought well deserved due to the outstanding quality of the hot glass applied decorations on coloured Bohemian glass.) Oh yes and we shouldn’t forget the famous and very delicious Karlovarské oplatky (Carlsbad wafers) originated in the city in 1867.

Karlovy Vary has been used as the location for a number of film-shoots, including the 2006 films Last Holiday and bond movie Casino Royale, both of which used the city’s  popular and very elegant Grandhotel Pupp in different guises.

This city is very romantic with many parks, thermal springs, exclusive shops and many restaurants ( some of them pretty overpriced ). You will find here definitely something to do, or to see.

Two and half women.

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