The Karlovy Vary Region – A Centre of the World Spa Industry

The Karlovy Vary Region has become the Mecca of the spa industry thanks to its concentration of natural healing resources – thermal and mineral springs, peloids, spring gases, and specific climatic conditions. The efficacy of the spa treatment has been verified by many centuries of experience and is proven by modern scientific methods. The first-rate level of spa care is guaranteed by prominent experts in the field of balneology and therapeutic rehabilitation who often also have a specialisation in internal medicine, and by the highly qualified healthcare staff. Guests can take advantage of both specialised spa medicine and of wellness and beauty programmes.

Natural Treatments for Your Health

The unique natural resources combined with the first-rate care of expert physicians and qualified staff will help you treat diseases or to recuperate from them. Take full advantage of the healing powers of nature.

Individual Approach

  • A customised treatment plan is prescribed based on the data of your medical history and the initial physical examination by the spa doctor.
  • During their entire stay, patients are under the expert supervision of our healthcare staff, and they have the option of consulting their state of health.

Karlovy Vary

Founded in the 14th century by Emperor Charles IV and boasting many thermal springs, this is the largest and best-known of the Czech spa towns. The town gained its reputation thanks to the spa treatments offered here as well as a list of illustrious visitors from across the globe and its exquisite architecture set in the picturesque valley formed by the River Teplá, surrounded by forests and parks. Carlsbad offers endless opportunities to relax during a wellness break or spa treatments, as well as the possibility to get active with a bit of sport, walks into the countryside and trips to local sights. The town also enjoys a rich cultural life.

Thermal mineral water for drinking cures, bathing and irrigation; natural gas used for injections and dry baths; peat from the Carlsbad Region.

  1. Vřídlo (73,4 °C)
  2. Karla IV. (64 °C)
  3. Zámecký dolní (61 °C)
  4. Zámecký horní (61 °C)
  5. Tržní (62 °C)
  6. Mlýnský (53 °C)
  7. Rusalčin (59 °C)
  8. Knížete Václava I + II (I: 64 °C; II: 60 °C)
  9. Libušin (60 °C)
  10. Skalní (45 °C)
  11. Svobody (60 °C)
  12. Sadový (39 °C)
  13. Dorotka (no access)
  14. Štěpánka (15 °C)
  15. Hadí (29 °C)
  • Problems affecting the digestive tract
    • Diseases of the periodontium, oesophagus, stomach and duodenum, including postoperative care
    • Intestinal complaints, including postoperative care
    • Liver disease, including postoperative care
    • Gallbladder and bile duct issues, including postoperative care
    • Pancreas conditions, including postoperative care
    • This is the only spa in the Czech Republic that provides treatment for digestive tract problems in children and teenagers.
  • Treatment for metabolic disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gout
    • Lipid metabolism disorders
    • Obesity
  • Treatment for musculoskeletal disorders
  • Treatment for cancer patients

Follow-up treatment for cancer patients without signs of recurrence on completion of oncological therapy.

  • Drinking cure using curative thermal water with high mineral content
  • Bathing in water and gas
  • Mucosal irrigation (oral, intestinal, gynaecological)
  • Procedures involving heat and cooling
  • Mud wraps
  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, phototherapy)
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Diet therapy
  • Healthy lifestyle tutoring
  • Other additional procedures (application of dermatological products, acupuncture, oxygen therapy…)
  • Diagnostic physical, instrumental and biochemical examination
    Walks into the surrounding forests along trails dotted with gazebos and other places to rest are also effective in returning guests to full health.

Mariánské Lázně

Set amid the Slavkovský Forest and enjoying a subalpine climate, this is the second-largest spa town in the country. The town’s natural mineral springs, unique spa procedures, natural beauty and spa architecture have been attracting visitors from around the world for over 200 years. The most admired structures include the neo-baroque colonnade and the Singing Fountain.

Cold, hypotonic mineral water used for drinking cures, inhalation, and mineral baths; peat and mud; naturally occurring gas called the Maria gas; a unique subalpine climate.

  • Křížový
  • Ferdinandův
  • Lesní
  • Ambrožův
  • Rudolfův
  • Karolinin
  • Mariin
  • Treatment for musculoskeletal disorders
    • Vertebrogenic algic syndrome (back pain)
    • Degenerative illnesses of the musculoskeletal system (spine and major joints)
    • Osteoporosis, post-operative orthopaedic care (joint replacement)
  • Treatment for the kidneys and urinary tract
    • Non-tuberculous chronic inflammation of the urinary tract
    • Nephrolithiasis without demonstrable congestion in the urinary tract
    • Post-operative care following kidney and urinary tract operations
    • Prostatitis, prostatovesiculitis, chronic urethritis
    • Post-operative kidney transplant care with stabilized graft function
  • Treatment for respiratory complaints
    • Chronic infections
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Conditions following lower respiratory tract surgery
  • Treatment for metabolic disorders and endocrine glands
    • Obesity
    • Gout and constipation
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Treatment for gynaecological issues
    • Inflammatory diseases of the external and internal reproductive organs
    • Post-operative gynaecological conditions
    • Sterility and infertility
    • Climacteric syndrome
    • Urgent and stress incontinence
  • Treatment for oncological issues
    • Rehabilitation for patients following oncological treatment for breast cancer
    • Rehabilitation for patients following oncological treatment for the reproductive organs and other oncological illness, with the exception of malignant blood diseases.
  • Treatment for urinary complaints in children
    • Chronic infection of the kidneys and urinary tract
    • Post-operative kidney and urinary tract conditions
    • Lower urinary tract disfunction, urolithiasis
  • Children’s gynaecological issues
    • Gynaecological infection
    • Post-operative conditions in the abdominal cavity, in particular in the pelvis area (following removal of the appendix and gynaecological operations) to prevent sterility in adulthood.
  • Other diagnoses

The spa’s naturally occurring resources can also be used to successfully treat:

    • Hypertension
    • Ischemic heart disease
    • Ischemic diseases of the lower limbs
    • Potency disorders
  • Mineral water consumption
  • Baths
  • Heat-based procedures – wraps
  • Gas therapy – baths and injections
  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiatry
  • Exercise sessions
  • Other procedures (vacuum compression therapy, oxygen therapy…)
  • Diagnostic physical, instrumental and biochemical examination

Františkovy Lázně

Founded in 1793 by Emperor Franz I, this spa town possesses a unique set of mineral springs with a high carbon dioxide content. Located near Cheb and the Soos natural reserve, this is a green town packed with parks and stretches of woodland, and also boasting many Empire and neo-Classical buildings. Not only is it popular among those seeking relief from health issues, it also attracts visitors looking for preventative healthcare and those who simply want to relax in a pleasant spa town atmosphere.

Local iron and sulphur-rich mud, mineral water and naturally occurring gas.

  • Františkův 
  • Glauber I
  • Glauber II
  • Glauber IV
  • Luční 
  • Natálie
  • Sluneční 
  • Solný 
  • Železnatý 
  • Žofie
  • Luisin 
  • Nový 
  • Cartellieri
  • Palliardi
  • Glauber III
  • Marian (D-14)
  • Adler
  • Stanislav
  • Císařský 
  • Nový Kostelní 
  • Oncological illness following treatment and without signs of recurrence
    • Treatment of diseases affecting the circulatory system
    • Ischemic heart disease including conditions following myocardial infarction
    • High blood pressure
    • Peripheral artery disease
    • Conditions following operations to treat heart defects, coronary arteries and heart inflammation; education on conditions with serious risk factors that can be caused by unhealthy modern lifestyle choices.
  • Treatment for musculoskeletal disorders
    • Painful muscles, tendons and joints
    • Back pain
    • Extra-articular rheumatism
    • Osteoarthritis of the large (knees, hips) and minor joints, vertebrogenic algic syndrome (back pain).
  • Treatment for gynaecological issues
  • Mud wraps
  • Mud baths
  • Peat swabs
  • CO2 baths
  • Vaginal irrigation
  • Dry gas baths
  • Gas injections
  • Drinking cure
  • Diagnostic physical, instrumental and biochemical examination
  • Rehab and physiotherapy


Established in 1906, the world’s first radon spa is a unique place due to the remarkable results achieved by treating patients with water containing high concentrations of radon, the widely-recognised methods employed in Czech rehabilitation and the individual approach used by the spa’s doctors. The town’s spa zone is home to hotels, restaurants, the Agricola aqua centre and an idyllic spa park where you will find a bandstand, a children’s playground and lake. The spa is surrounded by forest through which several special walking trails lead.

Radon-rich water is used in spa procedures. The healing effect of radon – a chemically inert gas – is down to soft ionizing alpha radiation. When the organism is repeatedly exposed to this in small doses, certain processes are stimulated such as the regeneration of damaged DNA, tissue repair, increased secretion of anti-inflammatory cortisol and the release of the „happy hormone“ endorphin. The immune system is activated. All of the above explains why radon baths are so effective and their analgesic effect.

  • Curie (29 °C)
  • Pramen C1 (29 °C)
  • Běhounek (36 °C)
  • Agricola (29 °C)
  • Treatment for musculoskeletal disorders
    • Rheumatic disorders, in particular rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis (Bechtyerev disease)
    • Degenerative wear of the spine and joints, soft tissue rheumatism
    • Conditions following injury and operations on the musculoskeletal system, including neuroorthopedic interventions and joint replacement
    • Scarring of the skin, tendon and joint lining issues
  • Treatment for neurological conditions
    • Polyneuropathy with paretic manifestations
    • Nerve root disorder of vertebrogenic origin
    • Conditions following trauma and operations on the central and peripheral nervous system with movement disorders with signs of returning function
  • Treatment for vascular disease
    • Peripheral vascular disorders and general blood supply
    • Metabolic complaints
    • Joint gout
    • Osteoporosis

Radon baths are a traditional anti-aging treatment as they have strong antioxidizing effect that counteracts environmental stress on the organism.

  • Radon baths (minimum 10 baths, maximum 24 baths, six times a week at 36 °C for 20 minutes followed by a dry wrap.)
  • Rehabilitation – special exercise programmes
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Diagnostic physical, instrumental and biochemical examination
  • Special therapies – brachyradium therapy (aka „Jáchymov Boxes“)
    This treatment, unique to Jáchymov, is suitable for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain which does not react to ordinary types of analgesic medicines. The analgesic effects of ionizing gamma radiation are harnessed and applied locally using a special method called brachyradium therapy. This kind of therapy provides pain relief for several months.

Lázně Kynžvart

Set against the backdrop of the southwestern slopes of the Slavkovský Forest, this spa town specialises in providing care to children. The cure here is based on the tried-and-tested effects of the unique local climate combined with treatment involving mineral water, balneological procedures, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and other modern methods. The spa at Lázně Kynžvart also offers untouched natural beauty (Kladská nature reserve lies nearby) as well as sport in the form of a superb golf course and Kynžvart Castle, a European heritage site.

Unique climate declared by the Czech Ministry of Health as a natural health-giving resource; local mineral water.

  • Richard
  • Viktor a Helena
  • Marie

Spa care here is focused specifically on children between the ages of 2 and 15 (or until graduation from school) with unspecified respiratory complaints and skin disorders. It is also suitable for children and teenagers with nephrourological issues.

  • Treatment for non-tuberculous respiratory diseases
    • Recurrent upper respiratory catarrh with impaired resistance
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Bronchitis
    • Sinobronchial syndrome
    • Post-bronchopneumonial conditions
    • Obstructive bronchitis
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Dermo-respiratory syndrome
    • Pulmonary fibrosis
    • Conditions following operations on the respiratory system and thorax
  • Treatment for skin disease
    • Psoriasis
    • Atopic eczema and other types of eczema
    • Ichthyosis
    • Other chronic skin complaints
  • Kidney and urinal tract issues
    • Recurrent or prolonged kidney inflammation
    • Urolithiasis
    • Post-operative urinal tract conditions
    • Prolonged kidney issues
  • Climatic spa
  • Inhalation using mineral water
  • Breathing rehabilitation and gymnastics
  • Mechanotherapy – massage
  • Special exercise programmes
  • Pool exercises – water is treated with ozone
  • Hydrotherapy procedures – Hubbard baths, Hauffe spa, foot baths, water jet procedures, baths containing essential oils etc
  • CO2 wraps
  • Mud wraps
  • Myofeedback
  • Electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, thermotherapies – sauna
  • Diagnostic physical, instrumental and biochemical examination
  • Other procedures

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