For those needing a bit of pampering and down-time, the many spa resorts in Czechia offer bountiful relaxation options. A range of balneological treatments have been part of the Czech spa tradition for centuries. Many famous people of cultural and political life – from Goethe to Kafka, Chopin, and former Czech presidents Masaryk and Havel, and even aristocrats like King Charles IV and Tsar Peter the Great – enjoyed the beauty, healing effects and relaxation possibilities of the spas.  At the end of the 19th century,

Czech spas reached such fame that they were described as “the Salons of Europe.” Today, Czechia is one of the world’s top spa destinations. Exceptional spa facilities can be found in almost every region of the country.

Czech spas attained such renown that they were described as “the Salons of Europe”.

Czech spas are esteemed for quality health care, progressive treatment, and rehabilitation methods. The most popular spas are found in Western Bohemia, in the so-called spa triangle: Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, and Františkovy Lázně.

There is also the lovely peaceful little town of Luhačovice in South Moravia, with buildings in the unique architectural style of Dušan Jurkovič, as well as other spa towns like Třeboň, Poděbrady, and Teplice, to name but a few.

Spa - Ferdinandův pramen, Mariánské Lázně © CzechTourism – fotobanka, autor: JMiks/Shutterstock