Karlovy Vary or Carlsbad is a spa town situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic. It is named after King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV., who founded city in 1370.
According to the legend, the city was built after the accidental discovery of thermal springs and their healing power. Due to publications by doctors such as David Becher and Josef von Löschner, the city developed into a famous spa resort, and was visited by many members of European aristocracy.
In the 19th century, it became a popular tourist destination, especially known for international celebrities visiting for spa treatment and also for the popular Czech liqueur Becherovka. The glass manufacturer Moser Glass is also located in Karlovy Vary.
In 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival celebrates its 54th anniversary. The festival is traditionally held in SPA HOTEL THERMAL.
The city of Karlovy Vary offers many experiences and interesting places not just to visit, but to stay.