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Marianske Lazne

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Marianske LazneMarianske Lazne is the second largest spa city in the Czech Republic, and it is also the youngest West Bohemian spa. Marianske Lazne is very rich in mineral springs, as there are forty springs in its area and more than one hundred in its vicinity. It is located in a valley, protected by a forest. The main characteristics of Marianske Lazne are the fresh and clean air, beautiful nature, peace of the environment and the tranquility, which allows complete relaxation. The altitude of Marianske Lazne is 630 m above sea level. Recently, it has become one of the most popular spa towns in the world.

History
Marianske Lazne was founded in the 19th century. The area was very special because there were many springs rising from the ground. Historical records indicate that people of the neighbouring settlements knew about these springs as early as the 13th century. The first person who used the mineral water for medical treatments was  Dr. Jan Josfe Nehr, in the 19th century. He had built a guest house and more and more visitors came to this area. Marianske Lazne started to expand rapidly, and it became a very popular destination. Marianske Lazne had its name originate from Our Lady, whose portrait was found near one of the springs. By the end of 20th century, many buildings were known as historical landmarks, such as the church of St. Vladimír and the building of the Central Spa.

Famous Visitors of Marianske Lazne
Franz Kafka (writer), Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian drama writer), Thomas Alva Edison (American inventor), Sigmund Freud (Austrian psychiatrist), Johann Wolfgang Goethe (poet), Gustav Mahler (Austrian composer), Johann Strauss (Austrian composer), Mark Twain (American writer), Frederyk Chopin (composer and piano virtuoso) and Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher).

Sights of the Town
In Marianske Lazne, there are 40 springs, and 60 more in the neighbouring regions. The Spa has six mineral springs called: Cross Spring, Ferdinand Spring, Forest Spring, Rudolph Spring, Ambrose Spring, Caroline Spring and Maria Spring. The springs' temperature is between 7 - 10 C. All of the springs have special characteristics. For example, the Mary's spring is named after Virgin Mary's portrait, which was found at the spring. The spring is used in gas form and it is very efficient for cardiac diseases. For its visitors, the town also offers two museums: the Miniatur-park and the Municipal Museum. Furthermore, there are several monuments which you must see if you are in Marianske Lazne: the Roman Catholic church of Ascension of Virgin Mary (1844), the Orthodox church of st. Vladimir (1900) and the Anglican church "Christ Church" (1879).

Culture
Every year in August, the town hosts the Music festival of Fryderyk Chopin, where piano players and bands perform. This festival is world famous. Musicians from all parts of the world come here to entertain visitors.

Sports
If you are a sport fan, Marianske Lazne is an ideal place for you! In the town, you can try several sports, such as golf, tennis, cycling.

How can you Reach Marianske Lazne?
You can travel by train, airplane or bus to Marianske Lazne. From the Railway Sation of Prague, you can travel by train directly to Marianske Lazne (trains depart every 2 hours). From Karlovy Vary, there is a direct train to Marianske Lazne every hour. The nearest airports are in Prague and Karlovy Vary.

Distance to/from Mariánské Lázně
Prague (Praha) - 170 kilometers
Plzeň (Pilsen) - 80 kilometers
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) - 45 kilometers
Nürnberg - 210 kilometers
München (Munich) - 266 kilometers
Budapest - 696 kilometers
Vienna (Wien) - 402 kilometers
Bucharest - 1536 kilometers




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