Františkovy Lázně is a small spa town located in the Karlovy Vary Region, in the Cheb District, and it lies at an altitude of 442 metres. It is one of the pillars of the so-called “West Bohemian Spa Triangle” and to this day it has preserved its character of a spa town as it was in the late 19th and early 20th century. All paths lead through landscaped parks, and peace and tranquillity accompany you wherever you go. Františkovy Lázně’s location near the border makes it sought after not just for treatment but also by tourists.
The curative effects of Františkovy Lázně’s springs have been known since the 15th century. The town was founded in 1793 by Emperor Francis I as the first peat spa in the world. The water from the springs was used not just by the local residents – it was sold throughout Germany. It is documented that in 1700 the sale of Františkovy Lázně water in Germany exceeded the volume of water coming from all German spas.
Heart and blood circulation disorders are treated in Františkovy Lázně, along with musculoskeletal system disorders and gynaecological disorders, including infertility. Treatment utilising natural resources includes peat baths, peat wraps, carbon dioxide baths, gas injections, and carbonic baths.
- Karlovy Vary (KLV) 60 km
- Praha (PRG) 170 km
- München (MUC) 250 km
- Nürnberg (NUE) 180 km
- Frankfurt (FRA) 350 km
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