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Western Bohemia Travel Guide

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Plan Your Western Bohemia Vacation

Once upon a time, Western Bohemia was known as the playground of Central Europe's rich and famous. Its three well-known spas, Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, and Františkovy Lázně (also known by their German names, Karlsbad, Marienbad, and Franzensbad, respectively), were the annual haunts of everybody who was anybody: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ludwig van Beethoven, Karl Marx,

and England's King Edward VII, to name but a few.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Take the waters Wind through the Vřídlo Colonnade, where adventurous souls can sip the waters.
  2. Book a spa day Try the spa treatments, either old-school health-oriented treatments or more familiar pampering.
  3. Catch the stunning view Head up to "Stag's Leap" for a sweeping vista.
  4. Walk the "main streets" Picturesque spa towns Františkovy Lázně and Mariánské Lázně make a quaint stroll.
  5. Drink a Pilsner Urquell Try this brew in the town where it was born—Plzeň.

When To Go

When to Go

The region’s key cultural event is the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held in the first week in July. As strolling on the promenades...

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