Marianske Lazne

by Female Abroad

After Karlovy Vary, Marianske Lazne has the largest healing spa in the Czech Republic. Although it was originally discovered in 1197 it wasn't until the 19th century that buildings started popping up around it. While not a UNESCO site yet, they are working on it and the fact that it had become a must visit to European high society in the mid-19th, early 20th century with lots of well known celebrities of the time making a stop.

Driving Distance from Prague: 2 hours

Taking the Train from Prague: 3 hours (take a train from Main Railway Station directly)

Sights & Sites

Take in the sites of the cast-iron colonnade and Singing Fountain

Visit the Czech Republic's first golf course which was given the title of "Royal Golf Club" by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 as it was opened by King Edward VII in 1905

Stroll Park Boheminium

Explore the local nature reserve; Kladska

Visit at least one of the 40 springs located within the town


Marianske Lazne Open; international chess festival

For the Marianske Lazne Cup; competitive plastic models

PechaKuncha Night; various performances

Expedition Camera Film Festival

Spring Festivals' Easter & Carnival

Burning Witches at Krakonos Ceremonial

Opening & Closing of the Singing Fountain

Liberation Celebrations

Spa Season

Opening Festival of Understanding; a meeting of people with and without disabilities

FIM Long Speedway World Championships

Jazz Spa

Vintage Car Rally

Grand Prix Marianske Lazne Petanque

A Pocket Full of Fairy Tales

Marianske Lazne Spa Run

Chopin's Festival

Marienbad Film festival

Days of European Heritage; buildings normally closed to the public are open

International Folklore Festival

St. Wenceslas Meeting of People of Good Will; medieval festival

Night of Fight; MMA gala

Spa Festival of Apples; celebration of autumn harvest

Establishment of Independent Czechoslovakia

Snow Film Fest; shows just extreme winter sport movies

Christmas Market

Gift Giving at the King of Spruces; traditional event for tourists

Around the Springs; cross country race for tourists

Nearby Attractions

Chodova Plana (town)

Tepla Monastery

Becov nad Teplou Chateau

60 other springs

Ski Resort Marianky