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Františkovy Lázně

Franzensbad is one of the most famous cities in the Karlovy Vary region lying in the district of Cheb. Population of just over 5,000 inhabitants. Franzensbad are the smallest of the so-called "West Bohemian spa triangle". Location near the border with Ger

Franzensbad is one of the most famous cities in the Karlovy Vary region lying in the district of Cheb. Population of just over 5,000 inhabitants. Franzensbad are the smallest of the so-called "West Bohemian spa triangle". Location near the border with Germany near the historic Cheb makes them very attractive tourist destination. Until now, retaining the character of the spa town from 19th and 20 century, when European spas at its peak.
Curative effects of the local springs are known from 15 century. Before the establishment of their own baths, the history of places associated with the history of the oldest Francis Spring, formerly known as peat mineral water. His fame began to spread the world. Mineral water was reconsidered in ceramic bottles all over Europe, so its popularity is growing. After the Thirty Years' War raised the problem of the growing number of spa guests. They were accommodated in Cheb while spring is located 6 km from the city. He therefore built a small spa complex at the source. The actual Franzenbad were based on the 27th April 1793 as the Village of Emperor Francis, and in 1807 it was officially recognized name Franzensbad. They are named after the Emperor Francis I., who is considered the founder. Thirteen years later gaining the status of town. From the initial rural spa with one - Františkovy spring, wooden colonnade, several spa houses and the Social House will quickly become one of the most popular European spa. At the end of the century are already Franzensbad a large garden city with exhibition bath houses in this form are preserved to this day.
In 1992 Franzensbad are renowned for their purity of style urban conservation and begins a new chapter in the history of the city. The symbol Franzensbad is a statue of a little boy with a fish. The spa promenade, which is a classical empire, is surrounded by landscaped gardens and orchards. The town is dominated Social House - INGO Casino, theater Bozena Nemcova, City Museum. The so-called. Strange Tower in pseudo style is an imitation of a medieval castle and sacred buildings. You will also find a baroque church. James, Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the Orthodox church. Olga. For spa guests, there are nine springs - Francis, Louise, cold, salt, Meadow, Glauber III, IV., Church and fountain Natalie.