Spa Walking Route No. 4 - 6

Spa Walking Route No. 4

Hlavni posta - Follow trida (avenue) T.G. Masaryk bearing left to Krale Jiriho ulice (street). Turn left onto Krale Jiriho ulice (street), take the first street to the right (Svahova ulice), and follow it up to the path running behind the courthouse and City Hall. Take Vrazova ulice (street) to Tuhnice and then to Sumavska ulice (street) - bus stop for Bus Route #2 - Sumavska.

Hlavni posta (Main Post Office) - It is an important divider between the business and spa districts of Karlovy Vary. The post office was designed by architect Friedrich Setz and built in 1903. At that time, it was one of the most modern postal institutions belonging to the Austo-Hungarian monarchy. On the exterior of the building at the leve of the third floor, there are four individual allegorical statues. Each statue represents one mode of communication/transportation - telegraph, railway, shipping and post. The main post office building is one of the state heritage buildings.

Trail #4 - length 1800 m; ascent 15; duration 30 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr; Person weighing 70 kg - 86 kcal; if 80 kg - 103 kcal.

 

Spa Walking Route No. 5

Stag's Leap Station of funicular - Follow the gentle climbing panoramic path to the crossroads "Ecce Homo" and take the gentle descent to "Odpoledni pesina", all the way to Slovenska Street. Here veer left back towards the tennis courts - bus stop on the bus route Karlovy Vary - Brezova.

Tennis - The first mention of tennis in Karlovy Vary is from the year 1897 when the first asphalt court was built on the present-day site of Spa IV. The tennis court was used mainly by the officers. In 1905, work was begun on the building of tennis courts in Gejzierpark using English construction technology. Club facilities were built between 1907 and 1908 and this evolved into the best equipped tennis club in the middle of Europe at that time.

Trail #5 - length 2000m; ascent 10m (descent 80m); duration 30 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 139 kcal; if 80 kg - 158 kca

 

Spa Walking Route No. 6

Stag's Leap station for the funicular - Go through the forest to Spa Sanatorium Myslivna and veer left onto the Fibichova pesina (Fibich's path) and follow it on the gentle descent to krizikova ulice (street). Follow alone the edge of the firest to the pond by Male Versailles Restaurant - bus stop on Route #4 - U Jezirka.

Sanatorium Myslivna (former Ranger Station) - It is interesting because of it's unique style of construction with it's balconies and steeples. The sanatorium is one of the few remaining buildings of its kind. At the present time it serves as a spa institution for the Ministry of Interior.

The walk ends near the Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul. The church was built between 1893 and 1989 according to the plans of builder, G. Wiedermann from Frantiskovy Lazne. It was funded by monetary donations from Russian spa visitors.

Trail #6 - length 1500m; descent 60m; duration 25 minutes;
Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 105 kcal; if 80 kg - 120 kcal.

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