Location: In Skalníkovy sady (Skalník's Park) above Mlýnská kolonáda (Mill Colonnade) in the centre of Karlovy Vary
Year of creation: 1834
Date of unveiling: 1834
Accessibility: Freely accessible
How to get there
Route 1: You may reach the memorial column if you walk from the Hot Spring in the city centre across Tržiště (Market) Street and along Tržní kolonáda (Market Colonnade) on the left bank of the Teplá River. Behind the Mill Colonnade, climb up to the monument in Skalníkovy sady (Skalník's Park). The short walk through the spa centre is approximately 600 metres long and takes about 15 minutes.
Route 2: If you decide for the second route, travel by Bus No. 1 or Bus No. 4 from the "Tržnice" (Market) stop to the "Lázně III" (Spa III) terminal stop. From there, walk about 200 metres across the Teplá River all the way to the Mill Colonnade where you will climb up to Skalníkovy sady (Skalník's Park).
History of the monument
The granite column was created by an unknown author in 1834 and it may be found in Skalníkovy sady (Skalník's Park), on a plane at the top of Bernardova skála (Bernard's Rock) above the Mill Colonnade in the spa centre of Karlovy Vary. It was erected in memory of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who belonged among frequent guests. Directly below the column, you may also admire a Baroque sandstone statue of Saint Bernard.