Municipal Savings Bank

Four-storey corner building built in Art Nouveau style

Location: In Divadelní náměstí (Theatre Square) in the spa centre of Karlovy Vary
Period of construction: Between 1904 and 1906
Architect: Otto Stainl
Official opening: 26 April 1906
Accessibility: Not accessible

How to get there

Route 1:        The Art Nouveau building is situated directly in the spa centre of Karlovy Vary. You will find it approximately 50 metres from the open space in front of the Hot Spring Colonnade.

Route 2:          Bus No. 2 will take you from the "Tržnice" (Market) city bus terminal to Divadelní náměstí (Theatre Square) in the spa centre. The building is only about 50 metres from the "Divadelní náměstí (Theatre Square) terminal bus stop.

History of the structure

The decision to construct a new stately building in the vicinity of the cast-iron Hot Spring colonnade was made by the Board of Directors of the Municipal Savings Bank in the early 20th century. The design of the Art Nouveau corner building was created by young local architect Otto Stainl. The construction itself took place between 1904 and 1906 under the supervision of builder Josef Waldert from Karlovy Vary. The grand opening of the new Art Nouveau building of the Municipal Savings Bank was held on 26 April 1906.

When the neighbouring Franconia House had been pulled down in 1924, the Municipal Savings Bank was extended to its present form by adding a side wing. After a new modern building of Česká spořitelna (Czech Savings Bank) had been built in Třída T. G. Masaryka (T. G. Masaryk Avenue) in 1993, the old building was sold into private hands. The building has been gradually falling into disrepair and it is currently closed to the public.

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Divadelní náměstí 243/1
Karlovy Vary

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Municipal Savings Bank
Divadelní náměstí 243/1
Karlovy Vary


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