Karlovy Vary is world wide known spa town situated in western Bohemia on the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá. It is named after Charles IV, who founded the city in 1370. Legend says that the ruler discovered a unique spring here while out hunting deer. It is historically famous for its hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River). It is the most visited spa town in the Czech Republic.
Karlovy Varys greatest wealth is its 13 hot mineral springs, which are used to treat illnesses affecting the digestive system and metabolism disorders, along with problems linked to cancers and the motor apparatus. Accommodation is available at dozens of wonderful spa buildings, villas and complexes that offer top class services linked to traditional spa treatments, as well as first-rate modern wellness procedures. Its best known hotels are the Grand Hotel Pupp, commonly regarded as one of the best in the world.
Also worth of mentioning is the excellent Becherovka herbal liqueur, which is often dubbed the towns 13th spring.