Mariánské Lázně

Mariánské lázně forms the top of the imaginary spa triangle of western Bohemia, the other two tips of which represent Karlovy Vary and Františkovy lázně. During its glorious history, countless personalities of world renown have visited Mariánské Lázně and it is no wonder, because they are considered one of the most beautiful spas in Europe. Right after Karlovy Vary, they are also the second largest spa in the Czech Republic.

Information for visitors

Adress: Hlavní třída, Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.96472940, 12.70131060
Mariánské Lázně map

Interesting facts Mariánské Lázně

In Mariánské Lázně and its surroundings there are about a hundred mineral springs, more precisely cold ferric acids, which differ from each other in chemical composition, 53 are used for treatment. Dr. Jan Josef Nehr. In 1779, several monks and the abbot of the monastery tried his treatment, and subsequently in 1786 the monastery managed to obtain permission to build the first spa building. Mariánské Lázně gained the status of a spa town in 1818 and since then it has gained fame all over the world, also thanks to famous personalities who loved it. The British King Edward VII, who literally fell in love with this place, probably attracted the most attention to the spa at the end of the 19th century. At that time, there was a great expansion of the spa and the construction of many new buildings, which had to accommodate the ever-increasing number of spa guests. However, the 20th century meant a relatively great decline for Mariánské Lázně, as for all similar towns, due to both world wars, the economic crisis and the Soviet regime. Since 1989, however, they are again a beautiful thriving city.

The most important building in the city is the Maxim Gorky Colonnade from 1888-1889. It consists of a pseudo-baroque cast iron construction, which is directly charming. The colonnade hides three springs intended for drinking cures, Křížův, Karoliin and Rudolfův. In front of it is the biggest tourist attraction of the spa, the Singing Fountain. Every odd hour, the fountain shows the splendor of the water dance in conjunction with famous musical works, in the evening everything is complemented by a light performance. However, the city is most famous for its parks, which are its rightful landmark. Their projects were created by landscape architect Václav Skalník and it is a truly breathtaking and magnificent work.

Healing springs, beautiful and soothing greenery of parks, interesting architecture of spa buildings, peace and quiet for walks or romance or engaging history in the footsteps of celebrities - all these concepts connect Marianske Lazne in one place.

Author: Martina Limbregová