Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Karlovy Vary, Czechia

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 0.9 km
Ascend 55 m
Descend 94 m

Explore Karlovy Vary in Czechia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Karlovy Vary

Sight 1: Jelení skok

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Jelení skok

The statue of Chamois, called the Deer Jump, stands on a rocky cliff in the spa forests and is an inseparable part of Karlovy Vary. It was created in 1851 in the studio of the Berlin sculptor August Kiss. This zinc statue was destroyed in 1984. The bronze copy was made in 1986 by the Karlovy Vary sculptor Jan Kotek.

Wikipedia: Jelení skok (Karlovy Vary) (CS)

431 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Market Colonnade

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The Market Colonnade is a colonnade in Karlovy Vary on the left bank of the Teplá River. It is a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. The colonnade covers the Charles IV Spring, the Lower Castle Spring and the Market Spring. The building is a richly carved, open structure built in the Swiss style. The Market Colonnade is enclosed on three sides by wooden walls, its façade consists of a columned arcade. The building was built on the site of the oldest spa in Karlovy Vary. According to legend, the emperor himself treated his diseased limbs at the Charles IV spring. Originally, the springs were covered by a simple gazebo with a promenade hall.

Wikipedia: Tržní kolonáda (CS)

56 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Hygie

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The statue of Hygia, also known as the statue of Hygieia, in Karlovy Vary represents the goddess of health, cleanliness and the moon, Hygieia. It is located in the Hot Spring Colonnade, it dates back to 1878, the author of the work was Vincenz Pilz.

Wikipedia: Socha Hygie (Karlovy Vary, Vřídelní kolonáda) (CS)

19 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: Hot Spring

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Hot Spring Juan de Vojníkov / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hot Spring is the official name for the largest source of thermal water in Karlovy Vary, which is at the same time with 73 ° C the hottest thermal spring of the Czech Republic. Skřídla in the form of a Hot Spring Fountain is located in the center of the spa area of Karlovy Vary in the Hot Spring Colonnade, where due to the pressure and content of carbon dioxide, it has reached a height of up to 12 m. Since May 2016 In 2022, the fountain moved back to the original location in the colonnade hall. There are three drinking stands with hot water not only at the original temperature, but also chilled to temperatures 57 and 41 ° C.

Wikipedia: Vřídlo (Karlovy Vary) (CS)

127 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Hot Spring Colonnade

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The Hot Spring Colonnade is one of the five main colonnades in Karlovy Vary. It is located in the centre of the spa area below the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the right bank of the Teplá River. It partially forms a pedestrian bridge over this river. It covers the most famous and popular Karlovy Vary mineral spring, the Hot Spring. In addition to the Hot Spring geyser, there are five drinking stands with hot spring water at temperatures of 72, 57 and 41 °C in the area of the colonnade. In the past, the Hot Spring was covered by many buildings, a gazebo, an Empire colonnade, a cast-iron or temporary wooden colonnade.

Wikipedia: Vřídelní kolonáda (CS)

259 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: svatá Maří Magdaléna

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The Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Karlovy Vary is a Roman Catholic parish church, built in the Baroque style in the years 1732-1736 in the historical part of the town. The church, designed by architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, is the architectural landmark of the Karlovy Vary spa colonnade. It is protected as a national cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Kostel svaté Máří Magdaleny (Karlovy Vary) (CS)

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