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Karlovy Vary has its own audio guide, erasing its conservative mark…
After a two-year-long break the spa season in Karlovy Vary will be opened again with a town wide celebration.
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.
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