In Western Bohemia, stands the beautiful city of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. This city is full of history and it’s evident no matter where you go. The mineral springs are one of the major tourist attractions of the area, but so too are the elegant buildings that adorn the streets.
As the Czech Republic opens its doors to more and more people, tourists are now starting to flock to this ancient part of the world. Whenever you visit a country you’re never been to before, you want to do all the touristy things, but you may also want to travel around a little bit more. Karlovy Vary is a beautiful city that seems to be surrounded by hills, and it’s not the only place that’s full of interesting historical stories. Drahovice is only a short distance away, but you’ll need to work out how to get there. If you use a car for hire in Karlovy Vary, you’ll be able to find your way there easily. There, you can enjoy the hiking pathways that are becoming increasingly popular to tourists.
Another trip out may take you to the quiet villages of Bohatice Dvory or Hurky. At these places, you’ll need to take a camera to enable you to take photos of the stunning scenery. Make sure you hire a car in Karlovy Vary, as a few of these villages would be hard to reach, if you rely on public transport. Walking around these villages will help you to get a real sense of what life is like in the Czech Republic, and you may even get the opportunity to sample some of the delicious local food.
It is well known in the local area that King Charles IV decided to make use of the mineral-rich springs and bathe his legs in the water, and later felt his aches and pains vanish. Why not visit the springs on your way back from a shopping trip or your visit to the outlying villages? It’s well worth your time.
Although you might want to make use of the local trams and the horse and carriages to add a dash of romance to your vacation, you may also want to think about other means of travel. Car rental in Karlovy Vary will save you a lot of time, and will enable you to conveniently visit some fabulous places. Rybare is situated just across a river; it is a beautiful little village that’s worth the drive. Make sure to take some time to visit it. Don’t forget to bring your camera, so that you can take some memorable snapshots of the sights there. For a sophisticated vacation like no other, head to Karlovy Vary, with a rented car. As you go for drives here and there, you will feel relaxed while enjoying the beautiful scenery and culture that surround you.
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