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Hotel Thermal

The congress will be held in the Spa Hotel Thermal, in the famous spa city Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad in English), about 130 km west of Prague.
For information about Karlovy Vary, including History, The Present, The Spa Trade, Notable Places, and Leisure Time, please click here.


Karlovy Vary is a famous spa town

Karlovy Vary is the most famous Czech spa town, founded by the King of Bohemia, and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1358. The thermal springs at the Karlovy Vary Spa yield the warmest water in the Czech Republic (maximum temperature 73.4°C). The Karlovy Vary thermal water has the time-constant total dissolved solids of 6.5 g/l, the chemical type is sodium-bicarbonate-sulphate-chloride. The total yield of the famous Vřídlo Spring is approximately 2000 l/min.


An impression of the city

The city centre is surrounded by forested hills in a picturesque valley. The particularly attractive and elegant scenery is completed by beautiful parks and the embankment along the Teplá River. The town has retained its beauty and charm of the glorious 19th century, when it used to be visited by many composers, poets, politicians, and royalties.