Visit the charming spa town and architectural masterpieces of Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) set amid magnificent parks. It has over 40 mineral springs within its urban district plus museums and spectacular natural scenery. Mariánské Lázně grew to fame in the early 1800s when it was lauded by worldwide luminaries. Fryderyk Chopin, King Edward VII, Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Mark Twain are among past esteemed visitors.
Wander through the mosaic of lush gardens, each framed by aristocratic buildings and spa houses. Admire landmarks such as the Baroque Colonnade, Cross Spring and Karolina Spring. Observe as people sip the healing spring waters from decorative teapot-like vessels. Between early May and late October, watch the sound-and-light show at the Singing Fountain, which takes place every 2 hours from early morning until late in the evening.
Visit impressive churches, including the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the Orthodox St. Vladimir Church. Browse exhibits about regional natural history and the town’s famous guests at the Municipal Museum. The Fryderyk Chopin Memorial Museum provides a glimpse into the life of the much-loved composer.
Catch a cable car or bus to Park Boheminium Mariánské Lázně, where you can spot miniature versions of significant Czech landmarks. Get an insight into the plants, animals and geology of the Slavkov Forest while following an educational trail around the Geological Park. Challenge the 18 beautiful holes at the Royal Golf Club Mariánské Lázně. Ski the slopes of Ski Resort Mariánky from December to March.
Enjoy superb cultural experiences at the town’s year-round festivals. Notable events are June’s Jazz Spa, held at the Colonnade, and August’s Chopin Festival. September hosts the popular Marienbad Film Festival and Mariánské Lázně Autumn folklore festival.
Mariánské Lázně sits toward the western area of the Czech Republic’s Bohemia region. Get here by train from Prague or Nuremberg, Germany. Relax after a day of sightseeing in this timeless spa resort at luxury hotels located on the picturesque hillsides.