The 2013 spa season is off to a great start

The Czech Republic is a spa super power with a history of balneology going back hundreds of years and more than 40 spa towns to choose from

Czech balneology is renowned throughout the world for its unique combination of medical science and natural remedies. Come and grow younger in the Czech Republic!

Weekend relaxation

The spa towns have a variety of attractions on offer for visitors including interesting cultural events. If you feel spending a whole week in spa towns may be too much for you, why not try a long weekend first.  In the spa town of Libverda guests can take advantage of a special Wellness Weekend. Your body will be invigorated by healing procedures such as oxygen therapy, aroma baths, exotic massages and warm wraps. There is also a wide range of sporting activities which you can take part in if you wish. A great selection of relaxing weekend stays is also available at the SurGal Clinic www.surgalclinic.cz. Try the Finnish Sauna, steam room, therapeutic swimming pool with sea water and much more. Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, which has managed its own spa since 1701, has come up with a selection of new treatments based on utilising the natural resources found in the region of Karlovy Vary. In addition, Grandhotel Pupp will welcome the first guests to its brand new wellness centre Pupp Royal Spa with pools and saunas, opening in April this year. The wellness centre will also include a fully equipped gym and fitness area  plus a special private “spa for two” with Jacuzzi, massage tables, sauna and relaxation area.

Return to the golden ages

They know how to enjoy the opening of the spa season in the spa town of Belohrad. This year the opening event is “The Golden Era of Balneology” which will look back almost 100 years to the boom of balneology in the Czech Republic. If you happen to be in town on May 25, 2013, do not forget to pack a chic outfit in the style of mafia gangsters or Charleston and cancan dancers.

Succumb to the charm of Frantiskovy Lazne

Experience the atmosphere of more than 220 years ago when  drinking healing spa water and stress free strolls along the beautiful town´s colonnades in a smart suit or summer dress were common place. Does that seem like a dream? Then stop dreaming and come to Frantiskovy Lazne on May 18, 2013 and enjoy the atmosphere of the golden era of balneology yourself.

After the secular opening of the spa season the spiritual celebration including sanctification of the springs follows. Cisarska Street will come to life with music, singing and dancing. Frantiskovy Lazne will enchant you such as it did statesmen like Emperor Francis, Prince Metternich and Minister President Bismarck or artists like Johann Strauss Jr., Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Ludwig van Beethoven and many others. A variety of wellness beauty stays offering a generous selection of spa treatments are available, including half-board. Kijev Spa House has come up with a revolutionary new procedure this season, offering clients a treatment with a special French gadget called Starvac SP-2 Origin, which is intended to slow down the aging process, smooth down wrinkles and help with cellulitis.

Luhacovice springs opening

The spa town of Luhacovice will open the season with a three day long programme of celebrations. On Friday May 10 the focal point of the celebrations will be the town square. You can look forward to a display of vintage vehicles and bicycles, scenes depicting the history of Luhacovice and a concert by violin virtuoso Pavel Sporcl and the Gipsy Way / Romano Stilo Ensemble. On Sunday a holy mass will take place in the Church of the Holy Family followed by the sanctification of the springs. All of this will be accompanied by members of various folklore groups dressed in traditional costumes.

Wellness hotel Rezidence Ambra Luhacovice welcomes the new season with the opening of a new sports and relaxation facility. The whole building will be divided into zones dedicated to sport/rehabilitation and recreation/relaxation activities. It has been designed in such a way that it can serve clients of all age groups from pre-school to adults and seniors. The dominant feature of the facility will be a large bowling hall with a wine bar and outdoor terrace overlooking the whole complex. Children will love the playground, climbing wall and other fun features for active relaxation. The whole complex will be open to the public.

Teplice spa town celebrates 859th season

Teplice spa town boasts the longest tradition in the Czech Republic and will enter its incredible 859th season this year. The season will officially start on May 25 with the traditional sanctification of the springs. Visitors will be able to enjoy some spa specialities such as specially brewed spa beer (Spa Master 130, Spa Ale), spa coffee (100% Arabica), Teplice spa wafers and much more. A festive firework display will round off what should be a memorable day.

Berta´s Spa in Trebon

On May 18 the bog spa in Trebon will enter its 130th season. Berta´s Spa takes its name from Berta Huckova, the daughter of the founder of modern spa tradition Vaclav Hucek. The citizens of Trebon will open the season with a historical costumed march starting at the Aurora Spa and carrying on through the town centre up to Berta´s Spa. There the sanctification of the so called black gold – the bog – will take place. Both spa houses will be open to the public throughout the day and it will be possible to use the spa pools free of charge on the day as well. Come and enjoy what Trebon has to offer.