Welcome in one of the most visited regions of the Czech republic -
in the region of the Czech part of EUREGIO EGRENSIS
If you gladly travel and recognise new places indeed, welcome in a region, which saturates your apprehension and expectation in a full scale. If you expect to experience something extraordinary, if you have a pleasant shiver because of expected visits of mysterious castles and manor houses Seeberg, Loket, Bečov nad Teplou or Kynžvart, you arrived on the right place. You are going to be absorbed by mystery-covered Pachelbel-house in Cheb, where generalissimus Albrecht von Walenstein was assassinated, you are going to be surprised by a pleasant milieu of the manor house in Sokolov, which revitalises for you the name of count Schlick, well known in the entire area. You are going to be addressed not only by history, but also by rare natural habitats, by rough but beatiful Ore mountains with a number of summer cycle tracsk and winter skiing terrrain´s. If you are a confessor of luxury and comfort of renowned spas, you cannot overpass the Mariánské Lázně with its Singing fountain, the cosy Františkovy Lázně, the very sought-after radioactive spa Jáchymov, the calm Konstantinovy Lázně and above all the world-known spa Karlovy Vary with its unrepeatable atmosphere of film festivals, with its tradition of first-class sanatoriums, hotels and restaurants. You will experience the special magic of bath and spa architecture, which was admired by the gigants of European culture Goethe or Beethoven and where men, who generated European and world policy came gladly- Peter the Great, Bismarck, Metternich.
Mariánské Lázně is
the youngest and most charming of the Western Bohemia spa resorts.
It is an architectural pearl that rivals no other. The parks and the
forest almost enter the buildings and the houses enter nature. There
are palaces built by famous architects or hectares of parks that
arose from marshlands and whose father is Václav Skalník. Mariánské
Lázně is the princess among the Czech spa resorts, a princess that
experienced fame and admiration at very young age.
The charming town
of Františkovy Lázně still maintains the unique attraction and
atmosphere of a spa town as it would have been at the turn of the
18th and 19th century. The treated pavilions with springs and the
spa buildings have been built in the classicist style and shine with
light colours. The cafes in front of them invite us to listen. The
spa town is renowned for the treatment of gynaecological diseases
and blood circulation disturbances.
treatment of non-specific respiratory tract diseases in children,
the town of Kynžvart offers a national cultural monument - Kynžvart
state chateau, a beautiful palace built in Baroque style for Prince
Metternich. The chateau and the adjacent facilities were
reconstructed a couple of years ago and there is a splendid park.
Karlovy Vary is
the largest and best known spa resort in the Czech Republic. Its
fame arises from the healing effect of its thermal springs. It is
said that the springs were found by Cherles IV, the Roman Emporer
and Czech King. This spa resort with a vivacious social and cultural
life offers its visitors not only beautifull natural scenery, but
also comfortable accomodation and healing cures. Every year, the
International Movie Festival attracts hundreds of celebrities and
thousands of visitors from all over the world to the town.
The town of Loket
castle grounds, the town of Loket is one of the best preserved
medieval architectural monuments in Bohemia. The sight of the
ancient town that extends on a rocky point is enchanting. Its
beginnings date back to the third qarter of the 12th century. In
recent years, Loket has acquired fame thanks to the summer opera
performances held in the picturesque settlements round the castle on
the river bank.
Premonstrate Cloister in Teplá
Cloister in Teplá was founded by Prince Hroznata. Visitors admire
not only the architectural gem - the Church of the Annunciation -
but also the second largest library in the Czech Republic and the
extensive park with ancient trees, next to which a golf course has