A look at the beautiful spa resort, 190 kilometers west of Prague, from the official Czech Tourism website
Františkovy Lázně is the smallest of the three towns that make up the West Bohemian spa triangle. (The other two are Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně.)
The resort was established in 1793 and, to this day, maintains the atmosphere of a spa town from the turn of the 18th century, drawing much of its charm from the consistent classical architecture of its spa houses and pavilions.
A mild climate, surrounding forests and well-kept parks and orchards all support the healing effects of the famous local water, making a visitor's stay all the more pleasant.
Twenty-three healing mineral springs of excellent quality water, sulphurous peat spas, and natural gas springs are used for the treatment of vascular diseases and heart and gynecological disorders.
Golf and minigolf, fitness center, solarium, tennis courts, mountain bikes rentals, fishing
Theatre, cinema, colonnade concerts, the orthodox Church of St. Olga
The Spa Music summer festival, the Literární Františkovy Lázně literary festival
Soos nature reserve
Komorní Hůrka - the youngest volcano in Central Europe
Žirovice butterfly farm
Cheb - the Špalíček complex of market-stallholders' houses
There are express trains to and from Plzeň, Praha, Ostrava and Hradec Králové, and also a network of long-distance and regional bus connections. (Františkovy Lázně is part of the Egrensis euroregion transport system.)
People, Dates, History
Kaspar Bruschius discovered the springs near Cheb between 1520 and 1536.
Georg Agricola, a doctor from Jáchymov, analyzed the gas spring. The curative effects of the springs were confirmed by these analyses in 1565.
Dr. Adler, a medical doctor from Cheb, initiated the adjustment of the springs in 1785 and in 1791 built the first spa hall above Francis's spring. Nine years later, peat treatment began.
In 1793 Františkovy Lázně's first spa house was built.
The original version of this article appears on the official Czech Tourism website.
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