Mariánské Lázně - Royal Care

Put aside your daily worries and together with well-known personalities discover the magical power of the spa, which heals the body, mind and spirit. Your guides to the noble spa buildings, restaurants, romantic cafes, enchanting natural scenery, lush parks and fountains of living water will be renowned writers, admired composers and powerful statesmen.
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Let your imagination run wild, and select the personality that will guide your steps through the romantic spa valley. Will it be the melancholy Kafka, on whose face Mariánské Lázně managed to put a smile, or the great Goethe, who had the local healing water, in memory of his love Ulrika, imported to his home in the German Weimar? Chopin, or perhaps you prefer Ema Destinová? Or maybe you will choose King Edward VII, who was so fond of Czech spas that he came back here eight times?


© Ladislav Renner

The magic of the old days when Mariánské Lázně, on account of its captivating atmosphere and the strength of the local nature, was one of the most popular in Europe, is revived. Anyway, see for yourself during a romantic stroll through the main colonnade. Listen to the sounds of the unique Singing Fountain, and if you squint your eyes and day-dream you can bump into Sigmund Freud behind a colonnade pillar, see Mark Twain resting under a tree in the park, or on the steps of one of the palatial spa houses respectfully greet the Austro-Hungarian emperor himself Franz Joseph I.

Interesting thing

Kolonáda spa wafers
 
The region where the symbol of the Czech spa industry was born
 
The aroma of the first wafers wafted from one of the windows of the Premonstratensian monastery in Teplá in the year 1856 when an allegedly clever cook was given the task of preparing a dessert for guests. It occurred to him to use flat metal tongs for baking wafers. He improved a simple dough from flour and water by adding sugar and milk and between the baked wafers he put a filling from nuts, sugar, cinnamon, and other fine spices. The wafers then melted together. The dessert was a success and the recipe soon got beyond the monastery gate. In the same year, a confectioner named Karel Reitenberger was the first to begin producing the round wafers in bulk, the nephew of the Teplá abbot and founder of Mariánské Lázně. At the beginning of the 20th century in Mariánské Lázně there were already several bakers of traditional wafers, which also included the renowned confectionery family, the Wittmayers. The recipes were passed down from generation to generation and the tradition of baking true Mariánské Lázně wafers are preserved to this day.

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The starting point for your journey to the picturesque nooks and wide spa colonnades is the square Goethovo náměstí with the Municipal Museum. On the square, Hotel Kavkaz No. 9, where Edward VII stayed, should not escape your attention. Across the square around the monument to Goethe and the Church of the Assumption, you will come to the colonnade with the Rudolph and Carolina Spring. Your next steps will then lead to the admired Singing Fountain, which also begins with the unique cast iron colonnade. At its other end Cross Spring (Křížový pramen), of whose medicinal effects even the famous doctor Albert Schweizer was convinced, rises up to the top. From the colonnade you head to Forest Spring (Lesní pramen) where you can rejuvenate in the spring water and enjoy the charming nature that even enchanted Franz Kafka. Those for whom water is not enough can visit a pleasant café for refreshment in summer. If you are hungry, it's time to go back through the park to the center to taste some Czech specialties.
In the afternoon, the original Boheminium park awaits you, where you can see the largest architectural and technical gems in the Czech Republic in faithful mock-ups. In addition to the original park you can also visit the nearby Fairytale sculpture paradise, Hamelika lookout tower or the fallow deer field. In the evening, do not miss the fireworks show, which will be complemented by the musical production of the Singing Fountain. If you can manage to catch this concert of water and light on the way from the Roman Baths, where you can relax after an eventful day, your timing will be perfect. These baths were built in 1896 and today they exude tradition, combined with the comforts of modern spas.

Common Tips

Mariánské Lázně is known as the city of parks. The city parks permeate from the colonnade to the extensive surrounding spa forests. In them you will find many groomed hiking trails that will lead not only to spectacular outlooks of the city, but also to wild places or rocky trails. The experience is enhanced by mineral springs, lookout points and memorials referring to famous spa visitors who passed this way before you. Marked walking trails are named after them - Metternich, Edward, Royal and Goethe.

Transportation

Mariánské Lázně is located approximately 170 km from the center of Prague.
You can get here by car in approximately two hours. An express train goes from Prague to Mariánské Lázně every two hours (the trip takes about 3 hrs.), in the morning there is the express Pendolino train (takes about 2 hrs.). The train station is located approximately 3 km from the city center, for transport from the station to the city center we recommend using a taxi or public transport.

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The square Goethovo náměstí in Mariánské Lázně

The modified square, named after probably its most famous guest, together with the central colonnade forms the imaginary heart of the city.

Address

Goethovo náměstí
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.976699, 12.708459

The City Museum in Mariánské Lázně

The former House "The Golden Grape", where the renowned poet, stayed with the likes of Goethe is today the seat of the Municipal Museum.

Address

Goethovo náměstí 11
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.976943, 12.708571

Opening Hours

Entry fees

Standard fee: 60 Kč

Senior fee: 60 Kč

Student fee: 30 Kč

The spa colonnade

Exhibit spa buildings, light tones of classical melodies, fountains, cafes and beautiful nature with healing springs.

Address

Kolonáda
Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.976581, 12.706189

The Singing Fountain

Hear works by the world’s music giants in the original production of the Singing Fountain.

Address

Kolonáda
Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.976581, 12.706189

Boheminium Miniature Park in Mariánské Lázně

From the center of Mariánské Lázně you can take a tourist train or cable car to the hotel Krakonoš – nearby you will find the Boheminium Miniature Park.

Address

Park Boheminium Mariánské Lázně areál Krakonoš 665, 353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.97178062038916, 12.720596194267273

Opening Hours

Entry fees

Standard fee: 150 Kč

Children fee: 50 Kč

Family fee: 350 Kč

Senior fee: 100 Kč

Student fee: 100 Kč

Hotel Villa Regent

It offers panoramic views of the city, a variety of modern beauty and traditional spa treatments, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Each room in the Villa Regent has an en-suite bathroom, an LED TV with satellite channels and is equipped with bathrobes. The new fine dining restaurant Doma on site serves Czech specialities. 

Address

Hotel Vila Regent ***
Anglická 116/23
353 01, Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.967924, 12.705802

Irish Pub

Our restaurant is divided in two floors and a centre plane, where the bar with a variety of more than 160 diffent kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks dominates. Traditional irish distillates, like Whisky Jameson, Tullamore Dew and Bushmills or fresh draught beers like Guiness and Kilkenny are of course available!

Address

Poštovní 96
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.971862, 12.704201

Excelsior Hotel

Since 1871 it has been offering accommodation in spacious and sun-lit rooms, furnished in the classic style of the 19th century. The hotel once welcomed such prominent guests as the Egyptian Hasan Pasha and Russian writer Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. The south and southwest facing rooms command magnificent panoramic views of Mariánské Lázně
 

Address

Hotel Excelsior ****
Hlavní 121
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.973417, 12.702917

Gourmet Hotel & Restaurant Villa Patriot

Hotel Villa Patriot is convenient for guests who enjoy privacy and fine dining. It is located in the centre of Mariánské Lázně, close to the wood and the spa park. It offers elegant rooms, free internet and free parking. All rooms are equipped with an LCD satellite TV. 

Address

Villa Patriot
Dusíkova 62
35301 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.973522, 12.705497

Agricola Hotel

Surrounded by woods, the family-run Agricola Hotel is a great place for fans of leisurely walks as well as more energetic outdoor activities. The hotel resort features facilities for volleyball, football, tennis, mini-golf and much more, while in the hotel itself you can enjoy yourselves in the heated swimming pool or the sauna.

Address

Hotel Agricola ****
Tyršova 31
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.966653, 12.695693

Bohemia Orea Spa Hotel

Whether you are after relaxation or actual therapeutic treatments, the Bohemia Orea Spa Hotel will please you with its comfortable rooms, the beauty of the Art Nouveau architecture and the authentic spa atmosphere. The wellness and rehabilitation centre of the hotel uses natural healing resources and offers a wide range of pampering as well as curative treatments.

Address

Orea Spa Hotel Bohemia ****
Hlavní 100
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.974209, 12.702836

Excelsior Hotel

Since 1871 it has been offering accommodation in spacious and sun-lit rooms, furnished in the classic style of the 19th century. The hotel once welcomed such prominent guests as the Egyptian Hasan Pasha and Russian writer Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. The south and southwest facing rooms command magnificent panoramic views of Mariánské Lázně
 

Address

Hotel Excelsior ****
Hlavní 121
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.973417, 12.702917

Villa Savoy Spa Park Hotel

Situated at the edge of a woodland park, the Villa Savoy is just a few minutes walk from the spa town centre. Apart from cosy accommodation it offers a wide range of wellness treatments and pampering. You can try, for example, an underwater massage or Finnish and infra-red saunas or pop in for a refreshing drink or bite to eat at the coffee bar with a fireplace or restaurant catering for fans of Czech dishes as well as international cuisine.

Address

Villa Savoy Spa Park Hotel ****
Chopinova 498/8
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.980091, 12.703023

Esplanade Spa and Golf Resort

Peaceful surroundings, luxurious accommodation and professional care – all this is provided by this 5-star hotel. In 1911 it was built by the architect Arnold Heymann and even after an extensive reconstruction it has kept its charm and Art Nouveau character.
 

Address

Hotel Esplanade Spa & Golf Resort *****
Karlovarská 438
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.976863, 12.712739

Hotel Krakonoš

It offers fine Czech cuisine, a summer terrace and an indoor pool. All rooms have a private bathroom and feature a satellite TV. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the Hotel Krakonos. You can enjoy various spa treatments, breathe the healthy air in the salt chamber or treat yourself to a visit in the beauty salon.

Address

Hotel Krakonoš ***
Mariánské lázně 660
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.971582, 12.721823

Anglický Dvůr Orea Hotel

The Anglický Dvůr Orea Hotel offers accommodation in spacious suites with kitchenettes. As it is an affiliate hotel of the neighbouring Bohemia Orea Spa Hotel, its guests can also make use of the Bohemia Orea Spa Hotel facilities – such as the wellness and rehabilitation centre as well as the Knížecí Dvůr Restaurant with Czech and international cuisine.

Address

Orea Hotel Anglický Dvůr****
Hlavní 52
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.974498, 12.703035

Falkensteiner - Hotel Grand MedSpa Marienbad

The hotel’s own healing spring called Alexandra, the water world as well as curative and beauty treatments are some of the draws offered by the Falkensteiner Hotel Grand MedSpa Marienbad. Boost your immune system in a Finnish or infra-red sauna and indulge in a head and neck massage or an aromatic candle massage.
 

Address

Falkensteiner Hotel Grand MedSpa Marienbad ****
Ruská 123
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.970957, 12.701669

Gourmet Hotel & Restaurant Villa Patriot

Hotel Villa Patriot is convenient for guests who enjoy privacy and fine dining. It is located in the centre of Mariánské Lázně, close to the wood and the spa park. It offers elegant rooms, free internet and free parking. All rooms are equipped with an LCD satellite TV. 

Address

Villa Patriot
Dusíkova 62
35301 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.973522, 12.705497

Hotel Flora

It offers en-suite rooms with satellite TV, an indoor pool and 2 restaurants and the healthy springs in the Marienbad reachable within 50 metres from the hotel. One of the Hotel Flora's restaurants is located on the highest floor and provides panoramic views over Mariánské Lázně. Live music is played in the café four times a week. A wide range of wellness and medical treatments is offered in the Flora Hotel's own spa area.

Address

Hotel Flora ***
Purkyňova 128
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.978289, 12.705243

Holistic Hotel La Passionaria

Holistic Hotel La Passionaria offers modern spacious suites with kitchenettes. In addition to pleasant accommodation, the hotel provides spa treatments and wellness services. Thanks to them and its location, it is an ideal choice for relaxation and physiotherapy spiced up with a bit of sport and culture.

Address

Holistic Hotel La Passionaria ****
Zeyerova 244/4
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.966551, 12.707053

Hotel Villa Regent

It offers panoramic views of the city, a variety of modern beauty and traditional spa treatments, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Each room in the Villa Regent has an en-suite bathroom, an LED TV with satellite channels and is equipped with bathrobes. The new fine dining restaurant Doma on site serves Czech specialities. 

Address

Hotel Vila Regent ***
Anglická 116/23
353 01, Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.967924, 12.705802

Harmonie Spa & Wellness Hotel

Located in the middle of untainted nature, the Harmonie Spa & Wellness Hotel Mariánské Lázně is surrounded by woodland parks, a botanical garden and ornamental ponds. It was erected on a spot, where a monastery sawmill used to stand in the second half of the 19th century. 
 

Address

Spa & Wellness Hotel Harmonie ****
Třebízského 94
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.989767, 12.697965

Chateau Monty Spa Resort

One of the Mariánské Lázně landmarks is located in a peaceful park just a ten minute walk from the centre, offering its guests accommodation in the chateau-style yet modern environment as well as top quality services.
 

Address

Chateau Monty SPA Resort ****
Příkrá 218
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.968219, 12.699370

St. Moritz Spa & Wellness Hotel

The St. Moritz Spa & Wellness Hotel can be found in a quiet part of the town, offering a wide range of wellness treatments, an individual approach to guests, a restaurant with excellent Czech and international cuisine, as well as beautiful views of the outstanding scenery. 
 

Address

Spa & Wellness Hotel St. Moritz ****
Třebízského 599/37
353 01 Mariánské Lázně
GPS: 49.987549, 12.698575