Karlovy Vary is a spa town in the Czech Republic, about 69 miles from Prague - to drive takes about 2 hours. Day trips are also very popular.
Whilst Karlovy Vary is known for its Spas, healing waters and thermal springs the town has a lot more to offer such as a pastel coloured array of buildings which make for a lovely roof top view from the towns bars and restaurants.
The gardens and parks really are something special and I have been to visit this town twice as I found it so beautiful.
A river runs through the middle of town and shops, hotels, bars, restaurants and thermal spring water stops can be found on either side.
There is also a rustic Russian church if you walk a little further out of town.
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