Monarchs gargle devoutly and heads of state perspire in the steam baths: the vapour from the healingthermal springs floats above the magnificent art nouveau facades of Carlsbad. You can relax on a long walk along the colonnades and for those inspired by the glamorous- James Bond took a break here to “float” and stroll around.
The city is conveniently located at the historic train route Prague-Carlsbad, only 2 hours away from the Czech capital city. It is just as quick to reach the spa resort by car from Nuremberg.
You will certainly live the life of royalty in the Grandhotel Pupp, a luxurious spa hotel where your own individual team of doctors in the cardio spa and a lavish wellness facility awaits you. You can behave like an action hero in the historic ambience: the hotel, in which the scene from Casino Royale was filmed, offers you a stay that is reminiscent of the James Bond style including shooting practice.
The mind will reflect the body: it is a good idea to let yourself be animated by the spring water, to wander in a sophisticated manner around the >strong> colonnades>strong>. Under the architecturally ambitious archways, interspersed by hot springs, the stresses of daily life are pushed far into the distance.
After doing sweet nothing all day with regard to the 12 springs, during the evening you will possibly thirst for the so-called "13th spring of Carlsbad”. The Carlsbad Becher-Bitter are considered to have purifying powers- it was, after all, invented by an apothecary.
In order to immerse yourself in the Czech culture, you should also try the herb liqueur outside the Jan-Becher-Museum, at an excursion to the City Theatre. In the baroque building, when watching a play or a dance, you will feel as though you have been directly transported back in time to the glittering world of Western Bohemia.
Alongside the Bohemian dumplings, you will find a cosmopolitan culinary selection in À-la-carte-Restaurants. In the Becher's Bar at the Grandhotel Pupp, you can let your stay at the spa fade away with style. However, do not leave Carlsbad without having tried the local pastries: a Carlsbad wafer will sweeten your memories.