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Spa Walking Route No. 16 - 18

Spa Walking Route No. 16

Zamecky Vrch (Castle Hill) - Go to the left on ulice Pod Jelenim skokem (street), turn right and follow the serpentines to hotkova pesina (Chotek path). Go left and take the gentle climb to the forest crossroad "Ecce Homo". Here turn right on Rusalcina cesta (Rusalca path) to Kazatelna. Go right onto the Sovova stezka (Sova path) which leads through the forest. Turn right towards Diana and then go donw on Nerudova stezka (Neruda path) to Krizikova ulice (street), and around Male Versailles Restaurant to bus stop on bus route #4 - U Jezirka.

Zamecka kolonada (Castle Colonnade) - This was built during the period between 1911 and 1913 by Viennese architect, Friedrich Olmann. Located in it's atrium is a huge stone relief sculpture of the mythical "Spirit of the springs". This is the work of Vaclav Hejda and was reated in 1913. According to superstition, whoever touches the nose of this spirit returns back to Karlovy Vary, or is granted his/her dearest wish. In front of the relief structure is the lower castle spring.

Trail #16 - length 5600m; ascent 145m (descent 138m); duration 85 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 335 kcal; if 80 kg - 383 kcal.


Spa Walking Route No. 17

Galerie umeni (art gallery) - Turn right to the forest and make the sharp climb up to Findlaterova stezka (Findlater path). Continue on to the crossroad "Ecce Homo". From there, take the serpentines to Diana rozhledna (lookout) and then veer down on the right to Marxova pesina (Marx's path). Follow this to Myslivna Sanatorium and then turn right onto the serpentines, through the forest and down to Grand Hotel Pupp.

Grandhotel Pupp - In 1701, a large ballroom was built and named "Sasky sal". There was an addition built to it in 1728 which was called "Cesky sal". This became the most popular social centre for the nobles in Karlovy Vary. In 1775, a confectioner, Johan Georg Pupp, married a woman from Karlovy Vary and in 1776, he bought the Cesky sal. Over the next few generations, the Pupp family changed Cesky sal into a grand hotel and public corporation. The persent new baroque hotel building is from the years 1905 to 1907. At the crossroads of forest paths "Ecce Homo", you can find a little chapel called Ecce Homo from the year 1900, the newly renovated Chopinuv altan (Chopin's Pavilion) and the stone bench which was built here as a reminder of the visit to Karlovy Vary of J. Arany, a famous Hungarian poet.

Trail #17 - length 3500m; ascent 170m (descent 170m); duration 60 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr: Person weighing 70 kg - 276 kcal; if 80 kg - 316 kcal.


Spa Walking Route No. 18

Ondrejska ulice (Andrew Street) - Follow the road up around the kostelik sv. Ondrej (St. Andrew Chapel). Cross the street and continue along Na Vyhlidce, thruogh the serpentines to Gogolova stezka (Gogol path), and over Tri krize (Three Crosses). Continue on Gogolova stezka, climbing gently up the forest road to Gogolova cesta (Gogol Road) and then turn right to Goethova vyhlidce (Goeth's lookout) and back on Gogolova cesta (Gogol Road) to bus stop on bus route #8 - Hurky.

Vrch Tri krize (Three Crosses Hill) - Three large crosses resembling those at biblical Golgotha were erected here around the year 1640 when the Catholics were victorious in recapturing Karlovy Vary and the surrounding area from the Lutherans who dominated here for the previous 100 years. The hill is the subject of numerous horrific legends about goblins and the murder of three brothers. Formerly, there was a restaurant at Three Crosses and a unique pavilion "Camera obscura". Here in the dark pavilion, landscape scenes were projected on the wall. In the 19th century, this hill was one of the most visited sites in the area. Pavilion Camera obscura was rebuilt by the end of 1997. If you are interested in astronomy, we recommend you visit the karlovarska hvezdarna (Karlovy Vary observatory) in the part of the town called "Hurky".

Trail #18 - length 4750m; ascent 220m (descent 65m); duration 75 minutes; Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr; Person weighing 70 kg - 354 kcal; if 80 kg - 405 kcal.

GRANDHOTEL PUPP Karlovy Vary, a.s. 
Mírové náměstí 2, 360 01 Karlovy Vary

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