Walking Tour 17
Art Gallery, Grandhotel Pupp
|Duration||3 500 m|
|Consumption of energy: (70 kg)||1 159 kJ|
|Consumption of energy: (80 kg)||1 323 kJ|
Turn right into the woods and walk up the steep slope to Findlaterova stezka (Findlater's Path). Continue walking to the Ecce Homo crossroads where you will walk through the serpentines leading to the Diana Observation Tower. From there, follow the descending Marxova pěšina (Marx's Foot Path) to the Myslivna (Gamekeeper's Lodge) Sanatorium where you will turn right walk down the serpentines leading through the woods to Grandhotel Pupp.
The first building erected on the site of Grandhotel Pupp was the Saxony Hall built in 1701. In 1728, the Czech Hall was built in its vicinity and it soon became the most popular place of gathering of the nobility in Karlsbad. In 1775 confectioner Johann Georg Pupp settled in Karlsbad after marrying a local young woman. He acquired the Czech Hall in 1786 and the following generations of the Pupp family gradually converted it into a grandhotel and the Pupp Joint-Stock Company.
The hotel received its present-day Neo-Baroque appearance during a reconstruction carried out between the years 1905 and 1907. At the Ecce Homo crossroads, you may admire the Ecce Homo Chapel from the year 1900, the newly renovated Chopin's Arbour and Arany's Bench, which was installed here to commemorate the stay of the renowned Hungarian poet.