Spa Walking Route No. 1 - 3

Spa Walking Route No. 1

Postovni dvur - Cross Slovenska ulice (street) and turn right towards the bridge across the Tepla River. Cross the bridge and on the other bank you will pass volleyball courts. Veer to the right and there is a gentle climb to "Beethovenova Chata". From "Beethovenova Chata", take the Mickiewicz's path on your left. This will lead you towards Richmond Sanatorium.

Beethovenův altán - This is a reminder of a concert given here by this famous composer together with an Italian violinist, G.B. Polleder, in August 1812.

Spa Sanatorium Richmond - This was built at the beginning of the 19th century, and it's present condition is a result of gradual renovations. It's location is beautiful, and in the large surrounding park you can find a monument to Ludwig van Beethoven. This was created in 1929 and is the work of Karlovy Vary sculptor Hugo Uher. There is also a bronze bust of the Polish poet, A. Mickiewicz. This was made by the scultptor, B. Werner in 1947.

Deer's Statue - This is located behind Richmond Sanatorium and is probably the work of Berlin sculptor, A. Kiss.

Trail #1 - length 2000m; ascent 20m; duration 30 minutes; Energy expended at average spee dof 4-5km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg -98 kcal; if 80kg - 112 kcal.

 

Spa Walking Route No. 2

Postovni dvur - Cross Slovenska ulice (street) and turn right towards the bridge across the Tepla River. Cross the bridge and on the other bank you will pass volleyball courts. Veer to the right and there is a gentle climb to "Beethovenova Chata". From Beethovenova Chata, walk down to the tennis courts and continue through the forest, behind the motel to Alice Hotel on the outskirts of the community of Brezova - bus stop on the bus route Karlovy Vary - Brezova.

This second walk is one of the easier walks which we recommend for all people who have been forbidden by a doctor to overexert themselves, or for those that have joint or respiratory problems.

Postovni dvur (Old Postal Court) - This was built in 1791 by Karlovy Vary Postmaster, Josef Korb, to be used as a station for exchanging tired postal horses for fresh ones. Later, this place became an important cultural centre. On the 20th of July 1894, it was the site of the European premiere of Dvorak's, "New World Symphony". The Hall of Labitzky (1791) and Hall Prusky (1818) are located here, together with a restaurant, wine cellar, and garden dance pavilion which are sought out by spa visitors.

Trail #2 - length 2500 m; ascent 15m; duration 40 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 118 kcal; if 80 kg - 134 kcal.

 

Spa Walking Route No. 3

Galerie umeni - Follow the paved path, up the gentle climb to Dvorak's path above the Letni kino (Summer Theatre), then through the forset on the "Odpoledne cesta" (Afternoon path). Behind the ranger station, take the lower branch of this path towards the tennis courts, and then follow the Tepla River back towards Toscana and Postovni dvur to Galerie umeni.

Galerie umeni (Art Gallery) - It was built in 1912 by architect / professor Seitz. Originally it was built for the Cheb Chamber of Commerce to give them a place to display samples of merchandise. Since 1953 it is used exclusively as an art gallery. In the immediate vicinity of the gallery is a monument built in 1909 to honour Friedrich Schiller. This memorial monument was designed by architect, F. Ohmann. The relief was sculpted in stone by Max Hiller, In the park by the Summer Theatre, there is a monument created in 1949 to honour the Czech musical composer, Bedrich Smetana. It was done by sculptor, J. Wagner.

Walk #3 - length 2850m; ascent 20m; duration 45 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 134 kcal; if 80 kg - 152 kcal.

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