Spa and wellness breaks are here to stay. After all, who doesn’t have an opportunity to restore your mind, body and spirit? If this has been on your mind too, look no further than the Czech Republic. Choose from elegant spas, wellness hotels, historic chateaux or even a rural farm for your treatment, and leave all your cares behind.
For anyone feeling burned out, stressed out, or generally under par, it could be high time for a health and well-being blitz. In Czechia the arrival of spa season is more than just a date to book a massage – it’s happening! In the spa towns of the Czech Republic vibrant opening ceremonies take place with all the pomp you can imagine. Part of the celebrations includes the age-old custom of blessing the springs.
With a wealth of natural resources and highly trained therapists, Czech wellness resorts are renowned the world over. Czech spas are some of the oldest and most opulent in Europe – and they are waiting to ease you into the new season.
An exciting new addition planned for 2023 is the opening of the Imperial Spa exhibition.
Imperial Spa. Currently under reconstruction, the main objective is to reconstruct the building and make it accessible to the public. The building will become a social-cultural centre featuring an Imperial Spa exhibition where visitors will be able to learn more about spa traditions and see its original spa facilities.
Health and relaxation: Are you ready to experience Czech wellness?
What is so special about Czech spas? The secret of the Czech spa industry lies in the magic blend of ancient traditions and top-class medical care which pulls in a stream of visitors year after year. This is especially true of the ‘Spa Triangle’. The fairytale spa towns of West Bohemia have earned themselves a reputation as some of the finest in the world.
The most well-known town in the West Bohemia Spa Triangle, Karlovy Vary is arguably one of Europe’s most beautiful spa destinations. The town follows the Teplá stream and it’s commonplace to see locals filling jugs from the thermal springs – known for their healing properties. Health and well-being are high on the agenda here. As well as being a hotbed of
wellness, Karlovy Vary is the epitome of architectural splendour with its imposing colonnades and historical buildings each with a story to tell.
Karlovy Vary spa season opening celebrations take place 5-7 May 2023.
Undoubtedly one of the most charming spa towns, together with Karlovy Vary and Františkovy Lázně, Mariánské Lázně forms one of the most attractive regions of the country, known as the West Bohemian Spa Triangle.
The therapeutic process of Balneology is popular here. Water-based treatments are used to promote relaxation, reduce joint and muscle pain, improve circulation and stimulate the immune system.
Mariánské Lázně spa season opening celebrations take place 12-14 May 2023
The smallest of the West Bohemia Spa Triangle, Frantiŝkovy Lázně was once described as ‘heaven on earth’ by the famous German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Boasting graceful spa houses offering a host of procedures to de-stress the mind and rejuvenate weary bodies, it’s another ‘must-see’ place to visit in the Czech Republic.
Frantiŝkovy Lázně spa season opening celebrations take place on 20 May 2023.
Another wellness venue likely to be popular this year is Svata Katerina Resort. An exciting alternative to the traditional spa, this countryside haven is located on the border between Bohemia and Moravia. It’s the ultimate retreat for visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It offers an extensive list of treatments and packages and it’s the sort of place where you can leave your cares at the door and pick them up on the way out.
Teplice is also a destination that should be on any spa lover’s wish list. The oldest spa in the Czech Republic, Teplice is known as the ‘little Paris of Bohemia’ and boasts impressive spa buildings, beautiful parks and gardens – a nice backdrop for your holiday snaps!
The wellness appeal of Czech spas is powerful stuff – it’s the gold star level of pampering all set against a fairy-tale backdrop.
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