Relaxation in hot water, the narcotic aroma of essential oils, wellness procedures and superb relaxation for the mind and body. This is the Teplice Spa. The unique thermal springs have been used here since the 12th century, making this city one of the oldest spas in the whole of Europe. Come and relax wrapped in the arms of the landscape at foot of the Krušné Mountains and experience the unique atmosphere of a place where time goes by at a pleasantly slow pace.
The Teplice healing springs are used to treat illnesses of the locomotor system, neurological illnesses and illnesses of the circulatory system, the heart and vascular problems. Over the centuries, their unique effects have also been discovered by such personalities as the composers Chopin and Liszt or the German poet Goethe. Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his famous letter addressed to “immortal beloved” during his stay in Teplice.
The sea is at your fingertips in the salt caves
You can stay in one of four spa houses in Teplice. The most imposing of these is the Imperial Spa, which gained its name from its most famous guest – the Austrian emperor Franz Josef. Right in the historical centre of the city lies the Beethoven Spa House, surrounded by extensive parks. You will find the unique Salt Caves in the Stone Spa and the New Spa is designed especially for children.
On the history trail
How should you spend your time between procedures? The best way is to get to know the city itself. If you like places connected with important historical events, set out for the local chateau. It was here that Tsar Alexander I and the Austrian and Prussian emperors Franz I and Friedrich Wilhelm concluded the Holy Alliance Treaty against Napoleon. You can then top off your day in the chateau garden watching the swans on the lakes here. If you prefer more active relaxation, visit the Aqua centre with thermal water, where you can laze around pleasantly in the sun. Do you like water sports? Then the ideal place for you is the Barbara Quarry. Or you can try to improve your handicap on the neighbouring golf course.
Where else to set out for?
Do you also like setting out in the footsteps of historical personalities? In this case, make a trip to the chateau in Duchcov, where the conqueror of many ladies’ hearts Giacomo Casanova spent the last years of his life. Your next trip can also be taken with an Italian theme, this being if you decide to take a look at the beautiful church in Dubí, the only one of its kind in Central Europe to have been built in the famous Venetian style.