Mariánské Lázně

Mariánské Lázně

Things to do - general

Marianske Lazne is situated in a large valley in West Bohemia, at an altitude of 576-626 meters above sea belt of forests, wide and almost 20 km network of hiking trails, is located in the immediate vicinity of the spa. Marianske Lazne is world famous partly thanks to its treatment methods and effective natural medicinalresources, but also for its picturesque surroundings. The town, was discoveredaround 100 cold springs of mineral water with a high content of carbon dioxide.

Within the town and its surroundings rise around one hundread mineral springs, containing carbon dioxide and mineral salts. They are cold ferrous mineral waters. Drinking treatments mostly use the main 6 mineral springs:Cross (Křížový), Rudolf, Karolina, Forest (Lesní), Ambrose and Ferdinand.

We are glad you took the time to visit the official travel portal of the town of Mariánské Lázně. It offers you, in many different sections, important information about the history of the town, the significant places and historical sights, information about the spas, the calender of events and offers tips for your free time, trips and sport.

Mariánské Lázně means beautiful spa parks, romantic colonnades, charming pavilions, pleasant cafes and cozy hotels. The town is endowed with many healing mineral springs and revels in a unique atmosphere that attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to soak up this atmosphere. It is a place where history meets today and where a pleasant holiday means everything from spa relaxation through to actively participating in sports & walks and finally ending your day relaxing to a variety of entertainment programs.

No visit would be complete without a visit to the town’s theatre or a performance of the West Bohemia Symphony Orchestra. You will also find a visit to the town Museum an eye opener, you can drop into the library, the cinema, a gallery or one of the music clubs. Mariánské Lázně is also enjoyed by admirers of its varied architecture. Besides the spa parks, the dominant and iconic structure of the town is the Colonnade of Maxim Gorkij with its lofty cast iron construction and wooden ceiling. A memorable part of the spa Colonnade is its breathtaking Singing Fountain. On every odd hour the fountain dances to one of many famous compositions played throughout the day. In the evening this already impressive show takes on a new visual dimension as the fountain cascades with even more vibrance from a colorful illumination eminating from lights embedded beneath the water.

This town and surrounding region can also satisfy the sports enthusiasts amongst its visitors. The magnificent natural beauty of the nature reserve Slavkovský les that surrounds Mariánské Lázně is perfect for hiking, Nordic walking or taking an exhilarating bike ride. For golf players too, this town offers a memorable opportunity to experience a game at one of the oldest golf courses in Europe. The eighteen hole course of the Royal Golf Club in Mariánské Lázně was awarded its ‚Royal‘ title by Queen Elisabeth II of England. The winter season here also offers visitors plently of opportunities for cross country and downhill skiers. The downhill slopes at Skiareál Mariánky reaches lengths of up to 1600 mts and offers terrains of several difficulty levels.

Within the town and its surroundings rise around one hundread mineral springs, containing carbon dioxide and mineral salts. They are cold ferrous mineral waters. Drinking treatments mostly use the main 6 mineral springs:Cross (Křížový), Rudolf, Karolina, Forest (Lesní), Ambrose and Ferdinand.

We are glad you took the time to visit the official travel portal of the town of Mariánské Lázně. It offers you, in many different sections, important information about the history of the town, the significant places and historical sights, information about the spas, the calender of events and offers tips for your free time, trips and sport.

Country Mariánské Lázně - Czech Republic
Area 51,81 km²
Languages spoken German, English, Russian,
Currency all
Visa requirements A visa for a stay of up to 90 and over 90 days - contact us

Sports and nature

Sports and nature Marianske Lazne boasts a golf course, which is the second oldest in Europe. It was founded by King Edward VII. in 1905. Another place for active spending of free time as a miniature golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, saunas, solarium, fitness center, riding school, sailing club and sporting needs. You can also go fishing, go hunting, skiing, hiking and pursue cycling or exploring the undulating terrain on skis. Mariánské Lázně means beautiful spa parks, romantic colonnades, charming pavilions, pleasant cafes and cozy hotels. The town is endowed with many healing mineral springs and revels in a unique atmosphere that attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to soak up this atmosphere. It is a place where history meets today and where a pleasant holiday means everything from spa relaxation through to actively participating in sports & walks and finally ending your day relaxing to a variety of entertainment programs.

Nightlife

Nightlife Mineral drinking cure Drinking medicinal mineral water is an important part of your spa stay. The rich mineral waters gently regulate the functioning of the stomach, bowels, kidneys and liver. A drinking treatment normally consists of drinking a prescribed amount of the mineral before meals as this drinking on an empty stomach increases the efficiency and effect of the mineral substances and their absorption into the body. Each particular fountain in our different spa resorts in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia have their own unique benefits and advantages. Instructions on how to take full advantage of this natural resource will be found in the spa. Generally it is advised to drink between 1 and 2 decilitres before meals. Our Health Spa Resort of Marienbad was built around the healing effects of its medicinal drinking springs, world famous for it’s curative effects on kidney and urinary tract conditions. There are seven different mineral water springs in Marienbad, each with their own particular benefits and healing mineral components. Because of this, combined with the importance of embarking upon the correct drinking regime, your spa doctor will advise you on which spring will best benefit your health condition. In Marienbad you will normally be prescribed to drink from between 1 to 2 liters per day. Type: Medical, Wellness, Medical wellness What is it for: Weight loss Time of treatment: - minutes Doctor's prescription: some places needed Mineral bath with natural CO2 and peat extract This is a signature treatment, exclusively provided in the spa resort of Marienbad using the natural local mineral waters with natural CO2 gas that seeps out from the ground. The mineral water with the CO2 gas is heated to a temperature of between 32-34 °C and flows into an individual bathtub. The CO2 gas fizzes onto the skin, producing a relaxing, tickling sensation. The carbon dioxide is absorbed through the skin into the body, where it slows down the heart activity and reduces the blood pressure. Several treatments will result in improved blood circulation, heart and kidney activity as well as help reduce stress and anxiety. The benefits and procedures are similar to the carbon dioxide bath treatment (See Hydrotherapy: Carbon Dioxide Bath), however the advantage here is that all the properties used are both local and natural. The bath is followed by a relaxing dry wrap, to ensure maximum benefit from the treatment. In this particular treatment Peat extract is added directly into the water according to the supplier or a doctor’s recommendations .The bath improves the blood circulation and the function of the heart, reduces muscle tension, decreases stress, strengthens anti-inflammatory activity and immune processes and at the same time lets the body absorb the beneficial substances from the peat. Type: Medical, Wellness, Medical wellness Time of treatment: 35-45 minutes Doctor's prescription: not needed Natural CO2 Gas Injection Specific to the spa resort of Marienbad, these injections are an application of the famous CO2 ‘Marie’s gas‘ that bubbles naturally out from the ground. The application of this gas to the subcutis in the area of the large joints and spine produces many remarkable effects including pain relief, improvement in blood circulation to the area and an acceleration of healing. Type: Medical Time of treatment: 1-5 minutes Doctor's prescription: needed Underwater jet massage The treatment is given in a bath of 35-37 °C. A powerful, pressurized (0,5 – 2,0 atm strength) jet of water is released through a hose under the water and directed manually by the therapist to the main muscle groups from a distance of between 10 and 15 cm and at an angle, in strokes. By varying the distance and angle it is possible to change the intensity of the water jet pressure upon the body. The aim of this deep massage is to release stiffness in the muscles and connective tissues and to partially release the joints. It also is probably one of the most effective relaxing spa treatments available. Type: Medical, Wellness, Medical wellness What is it for: De-stress, Re-energizing, Detox, Weight loss Time of treatment: 10 - 40 minutes Doctor's prescription: some places needed Four cell galvanic bath This treatment is especially beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis. The forearms and lower limbs are placed into water trays of 34 °C. Water and a gentle electrical current are the components of this treatment and the electric current is passed through these particular body parts. Because only the limbs of the body are immersed in water, the electric current in the four-cell bath can be given at a stronger intensity that the full galvanic bath (See: Galvanic Bath). The treatment also has the benefit of improving the circulation. Type: Medical What is it for: De-stress, Re-energizing Time of treatment: 15-30 minutes Doctor's prescription: needed Wellness Thai massage This ancient massage actually has its origins in India. The founder of this art was an Indian Doctor, Jivaka Kumar Bhaka who was a contemporary of Buddha. This massage is conducted in light clothing, on a special floor mattress. It is a full body massage during which the masseur uses steady and precisely directed pressing actions on the pressure points of the body, combining this with passive stretching movements. Massaging these pressure points removes energy blockages and removes pain in the joints, spine and muscles. The massage also helps strengthen the nervous system, increases mobility/ flexibility and improves the blood and lymph circulation. Type: Wellness, Medical wellness What is it for: De-stress Time of treatment: 50-80 minutes Doctor's prescription: not needed Relaxing aromatic massage The relaxing aromatic massage is conducted on a massage bed whilst the masseur massages part or all of the body. This is a slow massage with Swedish techniques that uses steady stroking movements of the hand in combination with aroma oils. Different aroma oils are used in our various spa locations, for example Lavender, Tangerine, and Orange flower in a Hazelnut oil base. Our Relaxing Aromatic Massage is effective in releasing tension in the joints and tissues, improving muscle flexibility, blood circulation and built up tension. The time of the massage depends very much on your choice but is generally purchasable in times of 20 minutes that can be extended according to your wishes. Type: Wellness, Medical wellness What is it for: De-stress Time of treatment: 20-60 minutes Doctor's prescription: not needed Relaxing head and face massage This treatment is conducted lying in a comfortable position. A relaxing massage technique is applied with gentle pumping and stroking movements to the face, forehead, nose, eyes and ears. The same technique is also used on the nape or back of the neck. This massage gently reduces stress and tension and is recommended after a stressful day, stiffness after a long journey or after working on the computer for a long stretch. Type: Wellness, Medical wellness What is it for: De-stress Time of treatment: 15-30 minutes Doctor's prescription: not needed Traditional dry brush massage This special massage uses stroking techniques, applied in a special technique to the skin using a brush of half bristles. This action helps increase the blood circulation in the skin and removes from upper skin layer the dead cells. This leaves the skin surface smooth and receptive for other treatments. It is therefore often used as a preparation treatment for some packs (See Further relaxation treatments: Aphrodite Pack). Owing also to its effect as a metabolism stimulator is can be used as part of a detoxification or anti-cellulite treatment. Type: Wellness, Medical wellness What is it for: Re-energizing, Detox Time of treatment: 15-25 minutes Doctor's prescription: not needed Chocolate massage The treatment begins with a special body scrub followed by a shower, during which a chocolate-almond massage oil is heated to a warm temperature. This delicious combination is applied all over the body and left to absorb for 20 minutes. This is washed off in a second shower. The final phase of the treatment is a mouth watering chocolate lotion that is rubbed into the skin. This unique mixture of chocolate and almond oil not only revitalizes the skin and replaces lost nutrients, but also has a positive, uplifting effect on your state of mind. Type: Wellness What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss Time of treatment: 20-60 minutes Doctor's prescription: not needed

Culture and history

Culture & history The origins of Mariánské Lázně significantly contributed to Dr. Jan Josef nehru - monastery doctor , who in 1779 persuaded the abbot and several monks to try a spa treatment. Then found that the small amount of water several times a day , served adjusted digestion , stimulate the appetite and brought to the abbot and monks refreshing sleep . The monastery , however, had to fight to obtain the necessary permits to build a spa building until 1786. In 1818 Marienbad was established as a separate municipality from the existing village Usovice and achieved the status of the spa. Name Marienbad spa received by Mary's spring . This spring was a long time ago because of the pervasive odor called Smelly , but its present name was given by the Marian image, which reportedly anchored near the source of a soldier returning from the war as a thank you for being here to heal their wounds . Further development of the spa is credited Teplá abbot Karel Kaspar Reitenberger , who in the early 19th century began with the construction of the spa buildings and pavilions. In 1820 he visited Marianske Lazne great German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who visited here twice and lived here in 1821 his late love story with a young noblewoman Ulrike von Levetzow . He was very enthusiastic about the local natural conditions and encouraged the abbot Reitenberger to continue building bathhouses. Also recommended local doctors , in addition to traditional spa care, modern treatment methods . The presence of Goethe in Marienbad had a very positive impact on attendance. Spa began attending a wealthier clientele . Opera composer Richard Wagner found in Marienbad peace and inspiration . He worked on two major operas , and Lohengrin (summer 1845) and The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) . In 1897, for the first time in Marienbad visited the future British monarch Edward VII . What decided that the king visited this spa just is not known. However, at the first visit to Edward, acting as the Duke of Lancaster , Marianske Lazne in love and he visited nine times . British King turned the world's attention on Marianske Lazne, which is changed every season , so that they can accommodate a growing number of guests. Most of the buildings were rebuilt during this period and extended, and constantly open up new hotels . Marianske Lazne also became a site of several political meetings . In September 1899, there decided in previous issues of the Boer War in South Africa. 16 August 1904 at the Hotel Nove Lazne gathered during the official meeting Emperor Franz Josef I. and British King Edward VII . And what was the composition of the menu for dinner ? Turtle soup ; queen's soup , trout, new potatoes , spinach, carrots , saddle of venison , partridge with cranberries , grilled poulard ; chocolate ice cream and strawberries with whipped cream. In subsequent years, there was a meeting between Britain and Russia and Bulgaria . King Edward VII . died in 1910 , followed by the First World War and further development of the spa has been suspended. After the First World War and the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic to the spa guests returned . The rapid growth of traffic attracted more visitors and spa had to address accommodation issues. But soon came the economic crisis that further development of the city stopped again . The Second World War fortunately saved the city nearly a spa and character of the town remained. During the Kristallnacht of 1938, the Nazis destroyed the synagogue . Land after the destruction of the synagogue on the high street remained empty until today . After the post-war expulsion of the German population and the population exchange Marianske Lazne become part of the decaying city. More significant turning point came in 1989 and for the last 15 years there has been much progress . Some historic spa buildings remain abandoned today - such as the former hotel golden age of the Peace Square , Caucasus and spa complex at Goethe Square , where he stayed British King Edward VII . No visit would be complete without a visit to the town's theatre or a performance of the West Bohemia Symphony Orchestra. You will also find a visit to the town Museum an eye opener, you can drop into the library, the cinema, a gallery or one of the music clubs. Mariánské Lázně is also enjoyed by admirers of its varied architecture. Besides the spa parks, the dominant and iconic structure of the town is the Colonnade of Maxim Gorkij with its lofty cast iron construction and wooden ceiling. A memorable part of the spa Colonnade is its breathtaking Singing Fountain. On every odd hour the fountain dances to one of many famous compositions played throughout the day. In the evening this already impressive show takes on a new visual dimension as the fountain cascades with even more vibrance from a colorful illumination eminating from lights embedded beneath the water. This town and surrounding region can also satisfy the sports enthusiasts amongst its visitors. The magnificent natural beauty of the nature reserve Slavkovský les that surrounds Mariánské Lázně is perfect for hiking, Nordic walking or taking an exhilarating bike ride. For golf players too, this town offers a memorable opportunity to experience a game at one of the oldest golf courses in Europe. The eighteen hole course of the Royal Golf Club in Mariánské Lázně was awarded its 'Royal' title by Queen Elisabeth II of England. The winter season here also offers visitors plently of opportunities for cross country and downhill skiers. The downhill slopes at Skiareál Mariánky reaches lengths of up to 1600 mts and offers terrains of several difficulty levels.

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