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The legendary hotel has welcomed prominent guests – aristocrats, businessmen and artists - in the course of years. For example, film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks stayed here in 1926. Today you can take a funicular to get to the hotel palace towering above the town...
Did you know that the view from the Deer´s Jump has been attracting visitors to Karlovy Vary for centuries? Can you find at least 2 differences between the present and the historical photo?
The orchard, whose area is 2.2 ha, is unique in the Karlovy Vary region owing to the number of fruit trees growing here. There are 190 trees. Two thirds of them were probably planted before World War II.
Master taylor Felix Zawojski had the splendid Art Nouveau house built for his fashion studio in the Market Place in 1900.
The place which used to be called Dorothea Meadow in the past was the centre of the shops of the Karlovy Vary Trade Association. In the early 20th century a decision was made that a building with boutiques and an art gallery would be built there.
It was because it was the wife of the Austrian crown prince Rudolf of Habsburg who initiated the construction of the viewing tower.
The spring, which was originally called the Spa Spring, was discovered when the foundations of the new Spa House (Spa Building III) were being dug in the early 1960s.
But why just the chamois? The legend has it that it was a deer that jumped into hot mineral water... Well, but because in Baron Augustin Lützow´s opinion a deer would never jump off a rock, he had a chamois sculpture put on a piece of rock above the Sprudel - on purpose.
The neo-Renaissance stone colonnade by the foremost Czech architect Josef Zítek was built in 1871 to 1881. However, when it was opened, people did not have any praise words for it. They called it a bowling alley or an asparagus bed.
Spa visitors used to pass houses the Golden Gable, the Red House, Two Trout, the Diadem of the Golden Boat with a popular theatre café when walking in the town. In 1909 the town of Karlovy Vary bought all the houses and planned to build a modern spa house in their place.