Top 10 Things to do in Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic

December 17, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

The Karlovy Vary Region or Carlsbad Region (Czech: Karlovarský kraj) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located in the westernmost part of its historical region of Bohemia. It is named after its capital Karlovy Vary. The region is world-famous for its spas, including Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně.
Restaurants in Karlovy Vary Region

1. Pravoslavny Kostel Svateho Petra a Pavla

Krale Jiriho 2, Karlovy Vary 360 01, Czech Republic
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Pravoslavny Kostel Svateho Petra a Pavla

Reviewed By joangrey

The church lies up a hill in a very nice area, between impressive buildings and green parks. Nice walk up. It somewhat seems a little out of place and rather surreal with it's blue, white and gold splendour but truely worth seeing.

2. The Colonnade

Goethovo namesti 625/33 | Gps: 49. 9773667N, 12. 7066264E, Marianske Lazne 353 01, Czech Republic +420 354 655 511
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 468 reviews

The Colonnade

Reviewed By Gregory D - New Lambton

Beautifully restored, this Colonnade is a highlight of a visit to Marianske Lazne. The singing Fountain at one end and the Cross Sring pavilion at the other, a cafe, shops, information centre , well worth a visit. A window into a bygone era.

3. Stara Louka

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 275 reviews

Stara Louka

Karlovy Vary's most famous shopping street is lined with high-end boutiques, elegant cafes and specialty shops.

Reviewed By Emiliia R - Novosibirsk, Russia

This place can return you to the 18th century. There are many tourists because this place is really popular. It is situated in the heart of Karlovy Vary.

4. Dvorakovy Sady

Dvorakova 2A, Karlovy Vary 360 17, Czech Republic
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Dvorakovy Sady

This scenic and well-manicured city park features Sádová Kolonáda, an ornate, wrought-iron gazebo.

Reviewed By Janulik - Prague, Czech Republic

If you want to escape the crowds this park is for you.I am not sure if the rule applied in summer months but during winter this park is almost deserted. There is a statue of Antonin Dvorak, famous Czech composer there and the Park Colonnade is on the edge of the park.

5. Diana Lookout Tower

Vrch pratelstvi 5/1, Karlovy Vary 360 01, Czech Republic +420 353 222 872
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Diana Lookout Tower

Diana is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in Karlovy Vary. Take the funicular from Colonnade street to get direct to this beautiful place incl. best famous look-out tower, 100 y. old restaurant, forest Terrace, butterfly house and mini-zoo. Only in restaurant Diana you can eat surrounded by spa Forests while watching our peacocks. From the look-out tower Diana you can take perfect photos of whole Karlovy Vary and surroundings. The butterfly house is a perfect goal of your trip in all weathers. On winter warm up by large fireplace in our historical restaurant, on summer surely use walking paths through the spa Forests which starts right from our place. Visiting the "Tourist area Diana" will be nice and relaxing part of your trip to Karlovy Vary and you can come all year long. Who has not been at the Diana Observation Tower, has not seen Karlovy Vary!

Reviewed By Jekaterina_Tallin - Tallinn, Estonia

Nice view from the Tower. Beautiful nature. One of the few must visit attractions in Karlovy Vary. I do recommend.

6. Mill Colonnade

Mlynske nabrezhi 507/5, Karlovy Vary 360 01, Czech Republic
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 479 reviews

Mill Colonnade

Reviewed By Avidesh S - Trinidad

The Mill Colonnade is situated in the centre of Karlovy Vary city. Its architecture is stunning and it is perhaps one of the most beautiful buildings in Karlovy Vary. Also situated here are 5 hot Springs, each with varying temperatures - quite interesting!

7. Nova Louka

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Nova Louka

Running along the Ohre River, the busy Nova Louka is the site of the city's main theater.

Reviewed By Cindy H

When I arrived to Karlovy Vary I immediately fell in love with how gorgeous this town was!, small but perfect, I walked and walked from the bus station to the center of the city and I just couldn't take how clean and beautiful it was! When I arrived at my hotel I couldn't just stay there, I walked some more and it was perfect! Great restaurants, people were very friendly and I loved the Christal work they do there! it's simply amazing! I loved it!
Its not a party town, its more relaxed, I went there by myself and I loved my me time, just walking and breathing fresh air!

8. SOOS National Nature Reserve

Frantiskovy Lazne, Czech Republic +420 354 542 033
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

SOOS National Nature Reserve

Reviewed By SydneyPerla - Sydney

A bit off the tourist route you will find Soos, a National Nature Reserve in the Czech Republic.
Coming from Saxony into the Czech Republic make your way towards Marianske Lazne. Once you passed Frantiskovy Lazne (go left to Marianske Lazne and Cheb, not into the town of FL) you will see a small sign (Was it brown or red? Cannot remember) that shows the way to Soos.
There is a car park and a museum and of course a board walk through the nature reserve (also a mini zoo). Inside the museum you can purchase the ticket for the attractions which we didnt know. So we walked there for free. Was not clearly said we needed to pay.
The nature reserve is really interesting as you can see some kind of "volcanic" action (no hot Springs but bubbly Springs with gas in it as much as we understood - so it is safe for kids we assume) or you can just enjoy the beautiful nature along the board walk. We turned around after a while as some locals told us when you continue walking until the end of the board walk you need to walk back on the street. So we took the boardwalk back to the car park. Really enjoyed it!

9. Castle Loket

Zamecka 67/10, Loket 357 33, Czech Republic +420 352 684 648
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 325 reviews

Castle Loket

Reviewed By komsAustralia - Australia

Loket Castle is one of the oldest Castles in the Czech Republic. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. Soon after the castle was built a small town arose below it. This castle is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Region of Karlovy Var nowadays. No wonder! Over two and a half centuries ago, Goethe had written: "The beauty of Loket Castle is indescribable. It resembles a work of art that we can admire from all sides."
The castle was a strategic defence point for centuries. It also served as a temporary residence for members of the royal family. Today there are several Exhibitions in the castle including an exhibition of porcelain and weapons, an archaeology exhibition (incl. unique murals) and also in the castle prison and the dungeon an exhibition of extensive torture chambers with figures with agonised expressions and plaques with horrible descriptions next to each cell. In addition to the latter, there were sound effects reproducing the screams of tortured people. This dungeon section is definitely not for everyone as it is very realistic and it can be very disturbing. So it is better to avoid it if you are faint hearted. I wouldn't take any children there. We saw children crying and fleeing from there. We also saw one who was sick.
To summarize:
Amazing place in an awesome location with many different Exhibitions and one of the few sites where you can go without a guide. You will need a few hours to see everything. The town itself is also very beautiful. Really worthy to visit!
PS. Loket, city and castle were both used as a location for the James Bond movie "Casino Royale". However it was pretending to be a resort town in Montenegro.

10. The Singing Fountain

Hlavni Kolonada 47, Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic +420 354 622 474
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 469 reviews

The Singing Fountain

Reviewed By Jan R

The Fountain plays a song every odd hour. The music is quite nicely accompanied by the spraying water. Approx. 30 times smaller than the Fountains under Burj Khalifa, however, this one is in Mariánské lázně and was built in eighties.

ThingsToDoWeb © 2018 All rights reserved.