Spa Walking Route No. 13 - 15

Spa Walking Route No. 13

Zamecky vrch (Castle Hill) - Take Sovova stezka (Sova path) up towards the upper edge of the meadow above Krizikova ulice (street). Veer left and follow the climbing path around the Lesni poboznosti (Divine Service in the Forest) pavilion and the Pratelstvi (Friendship) Pavilion towards rozhledna (look out tower) Diana (station on the funicular).

Lanovka draha Stara Louka - Vysina pratelstvi (Diana) (Funicular going from Stara Louka [Old Meadow station] to Vysina pratelstvi [Mount Friendship station] (Diana) - It's length is 451.60m - measured on the slope - and it began running on 5.8.1912 during the biggest boom period of the spas. The project was designed by the famous Swiss expert on mountain railways, H.H. Peter from Zurich. Before this funicular was built, the spa visitors travelled in small carriages pulled by donkeys or directly on the donkeys' backs when going up and down the steep slopes surrounding Karlovy Vary.

Rozhledna Diana (Diana Look out Tower) - This tower is 35m high and was finished in 1914. It was originally called "The Friendship Lookout" but as time progressed, the name "Diana" was accepted.

Trail #13 - length 240m; ascent 130m; duration 40 minutes;
Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 193 kcal; if 80 kg - 221 kcal.

 

Spa Walking Route No. 14

Zamecky Vrch (Castle Hill) - Go up on Sovova stezka (path), around Myslivna Sanatorium towards Diana. Continue on Sovova stezka towards Restaurant Svaty Linhart (St. Linhart). Behind the restaurant, turn right going down towards the crossroads of the forest paths. At the crossroads, turn left towards the railway station in Doubi.

In the immediate vicinty of Restaurant sv. Linhart can be found the remains of the buildings of the original settlement, Obora, which was built on the king's hunting grounds of Loket Castle. At this location in the year 1246, the new church, Sv. Linhart was consecrated. However the newly established small town of Wary, near the Geyser, was attracting the resident of Obora and gradually they moved towards the hot springs. The restaurant sv. Linhart reminds us of the history of this area.

Trail #14 - length 4400m; ascent 85m (descent 100m); duration 70 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 254 kcal; if 80 kg - 280 kcal.

 

Spa Walking Route No. 15

Postovni dvur - Cross Slovenska ulice (street) and turn right towards the bridge across the Tepla River. Cross the bridge, and turn right onto Beethovenova stezka (Beethoven's path) and follow it to Vitkova hora. Continue on Beethovenova stezka taking the gentle descent to the edge of the forest and then continue on Na Miliri ulice (street) above the Sanssouci Sanatorium - bus stop on bus route #8 - Cerny Kun (Black Horse).

In Karlovy Vary there are many sanatoriums offering spa treatments in pleasant surroundings. The basic philosophy behind the Karlovy Vary spa treatment is te belief that it is necessary to treat the whole person. The majority of the patients coming to Karlovy Vary suffer from chronic illnesses for which modern medicine has no remedy. The advantage of the spa treatment is the individualized care which is guaranteed in Karlovy Avry by many expert spa doctors, an abundance of spa procedures and most of all, the Karlovy Vary curing springs.

Trail #15 - length 5600m; ascent 105m (descent 100m); duration 85 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 333 kcal; if 80 kg - 380 kcal.

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