Location: In the park near Poštovní dvůr (Postal Court) in the southern part of Karlovy Vary
Year of creation: 1818 and replaced by the current obelisk in 1891
Date of unveiling: 30 June 1818
Accessibility: Freely accessible
How to get there
Route 1: You may reach Schwarzenberg's monument if you walk from the Hot Spring in the city centre upstream along the right bank of the Teplá River to Grandhotel Pupp where you will continue up Goethova stezka (Goethe's Path) to the park near the Postal Court. This route, which offers a pleasant walk through the city centre, is approximately 1.5 kilometres long and it will take you about half an hour.
Route 2: If you decide for the second route, travel by Bus No. 2 or Bus No. 7 from the "Tržnice" (Market) stop to the "Richmond" stop by the Art Gallery. From there, walk about 250 metres towards the open-air cinema.
History of the monument
The original memorial obelisk was erected in 1818 in the park near Poštovní dvůr (Postal Court) upon the order of Austrian Army officers in honour of the great victory of Field Marshal Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, against Napoleon in the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. The unveiling ceremony took place on 30 June 1818 during the stay of the Prince of Schwarzenberg in Karlovy Vary.
A double-row alley was planted from the Postal Court to the obelisk, the surroundings were landscaped and complemented with benches. The original monument was replaced by the current granite obelisk in 1891 upon the order of Karl Philipp's grandson, Karl V, Prince of Schwarzenberg. Today, the obelisk and its surroundings are known as Zákoutí knížete Karla Schwarzenberga (Prince Karl Schwarzenberg's Corner).