The position of culture in Carlsbad is well established. You can choose from a wide variety of concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions or music festivals. The town hosts the International Film Festival every year.
The Grandhotel Pupp orchestra
The orchestra is a continuation of the tradition of small orchestras from the past, which always contributed to the creation of this world-famous hotel's exclusive social and cultural atmosphere. It is made up of leading musicians from the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, which guarantees its artistic level, and its composition is such that it can interpret concert, popular, and dance repertoires.
Under the artistic direction of Bohumír Hájek, the Orchestra of Grandhotel Pupp performs not only in Karlovy Vary, but also abroad. It works with outstanding instrumentalists, choirs, and leading singers. For example, in the favourite programmes „Concerts with Johann Strauss" appear the best operetta stars.
Designed by the Vienna atelier of Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. All luminaires, chandeliers and lamps above the rococo staircase have been made according to their project. The interior decoration and paintings were entrusted to the brothers Ernest and Gustav Klimt and Franz Matsch.
Museum of Karlovy Vary
The history and nature of Carlsbad, geology, animated nature, balneology, tin and gunsmith manufacturing, porcelain, glass. Permanent display.
The Golden Key Museum
The world of colonnades, an exhibition of the art nouveau paintings of Carlsbad collection from 1894–1896 by the Viennese artist Wilhelm Gause. Permanent display.
The Czech art of the 20th century, works of classics of the Czech modern art.
The Moser Glassmaking Museum
History of glassmaking from the foundation of the manufacture to the present-day production. Visit of the glass furnace.
Jan Becher Museum
Exhibition, tour of the historical cellars, videoprojection, tasting.