An amazing small spa town with fountains and springs as well as great architecture. There are some interesting shops, expensive jewellers and a plethora of cafes and restaurants. Behind the town is a large hill which can either be climbed on foot or accessed via funicular railway. It is quite steep so I suggest ascending on the funicular and then walking down. Make sure to purchase a drinking cup for the fountains at one of the many kiosks as this is the best way to drink from the springs and makes a brilliant souvenir.
enjoyable and pretty city. However, many restaurants are not so good. You have to pay 15 - 20 euros for a decent meal.
The buildings are so colorful and fairytale-ish. The overall atmosphere is a relaxing one, like time has stopped for a break.
Czech Republic is one of my favorite places in the world and Karlovy Vary is my favorite place in the Czech Republic. I went there several years ago as a teenager traveling with my school choir and the town made such an impression on me. I was in awe of this special place, a town built on hot springs, the people walking around sipping from mugs made especially to optimize the healing effects of the natural springs. We had an opportunity to perform in the town square when I was there, it was magical to say the least. Before leaving I was able to purchase one of the special mugs, a pink one, that I still have. This town is definitely worth visiting, I hope to go back and see it again someday.