Visiting Karlovy Vary on A Sunny Day

Whoaa! I did it again to this lovely city!  Karlovy Vary  is always an interesting place for me to visit. Even though  it was already my  third visit in this famous spa  city, I  still wanted to come back.

Germans call this city “Karlsbad”. In English  Karlovy  Vary is called “Charles Bath”. It is named after King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, who founded the city in 1370. This city is located in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá, approximately 130 km (81 mi) west of Pragueor Praha.

The Mill Colonnade in Karlovy Vary. taken during my third visit in this city 08.10.2013. ©

I would like  to thanks my good friends who invited me to go with them.  I guess, I am always a good  girl that is why a lot of friends are always inviting me to go sightseeing with them..lolz! I act as tour escort sometimes. Not really a tour  guide and how I wish I am.

As my friends decided to drive to  Karlovy Vary  the day before that trip,  they called me saying that  they are going there.  Our plan before is to go to Salzburg. Since they  planned to go crystal shopping in this city, the plan changed.  That was not a problem for me because I am a very flexible and understanding person. yay!

View of the city  from the Atrium Shopping Mall. The Tepla River flowing in Charles Bad. ©

Navi Tomtom  said that it is almost 200 kilometers from where we started driving and will  take us around 2 hours and 15 minutes  before reahcing the place.  Since we drove-by to this so-called Porzellanstrasse or Porcelain  Street in Bavaria Germany and passing a lot of porcelain stores and outlets, we decided to stopped-b in one of these stores.  It was a perfect timing because we need to do some personal necessities and the store has a wash room where we can  do it.

The products are  of very good quality because it is fine bone china labelled  “Made in Germany”. This is the so-called Germany quality and  you will also have to pay for the price.  Some  very nice plates cost over 20.00 to 50.00 euros each.  After doing  the porcelain window shopping, we decided to proceed to our main destination which is Karlovy Vary.

The weather was quite chilly when we arrived in Charles Bath. I thought I  really need a jacket that day but as the sun raised higher, the temperature got warmer and hotter. We had a walked around the city, visiting many sights. We went to the Mill Colonnade, visited some of its hot springs including Geyser Collonade – Vridlo, Karlovy Vary Gallery, Elizabeth Bath and more.

One of the springs located at the Mill Colonnade. ©

The camera never ends clicking until the battery got empty. My friends and I were amazed by the beauty of this city. They mentioned that in the United States and Canada (since they live there), they can never experience such beauty. They can only experience it in a theme park liked Disneyland.

They were so happy walking around doing sightseeing, picture taking and simply enjoying the beauty of Karlovy Vary. After a walk the whole afternoon, we deserved to taste some ice cream to cool us from that warm day.

I was happy because they were also happy! It was indeed a wonderful and lovely day in Karlsbad.

Happy Sunday everyone and hope you can visit and experience this city as well.


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