• Places in Czech Republic

    Konstantinovy Lázně

    Konstantinovy Lázně is a village that was assigned to May in my photo project for this year so here I am to present some of the photos I took there. Konstantinovy Lázně is just a village with about 900 inhabitants but most importantly, it is a spa where health problems associated with the cardiovascular system are treated. It is the smallest spa in the Czech Republic. The history of the village reaches back to the 16th century but the spa’s history is relatively short. It started at the beginning of the 19th century when the first spa building was built by a spring rich in hydrogen sulphide. In 2016, Konstantinovy Lázně was…

  • Places in Czech Republic

    Winter trip to Karlovy Vary

    In the Czech Republic, we have a tradition of so called “spring holidays” for schoolchildren. The holidays last one week but they are planned within several weeks so that all districts don’t have them at the same time, this year the span is from February 5 to March 18. My younger son Zbyněk has had the holidays this week and because we don’t go skiing, we were thinking about a trip to make. Finally we decided to visit the spa Karlovy Vary where Zbyněk was on a school trip last June and it seemed interesting to visit the spa in winter under quite different conditions. Also, I had never been…

  • Places in Czech Republic

    Františkovy Lázně

    About 15 years ago we spent our holiday in the spa Františkovy Lázně which lies in Western Bohemia near the border with Germany. We were accommodated in a cabin in a camp called “Amerika”, which is situated at the outskirts of the town, and made trips in the town’s surroundings both in Bohemia and Germany. We liked that holiday and this year we decided to return to that camp for a few days and revisit some of the places, starting with the spa itself.  It’s a small town but it’s quite impressive. After our arrival and checking in, we spent the afternoon in the town, walking in its streets and…

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    Luhačovice spa

    Back to Moravia where we spent one day in Luhačovice. Luhačovice is the biggest Moravian spa with a long tradition of spa treatment of diseases related to air passages, digestive tract, diabetes and locomotive organs. History of its healing springs reaches back to the 17th century, 17 springs has been found since that time. Every hour, about 15 thousand litres of mineral water rise to the surface from them. Water from the springs is not bottled except for a spring named Vincentka, one can buy the Vincentka water in pharmacies throughout the Czech Republic. The spring Vincentka has been known since 1680 and it is used for drinking therapy and…