Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic

Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic

According to Wholevehicles, Marianske Lazne (Mariánské Lázně) is the second largest balneological resort in the Czech Republic, located 180 km from Prague and 48 km from Karlovy Vary at an altitude of 603 m above sea level in a valley surrounded by mountains on three sides. The area in which it is located is extremely rich in natural healing springs: only in the vicinity of the resort there are about a hundred of them, and in the resort itself – about 40 more..

For a long time, the local springs remained inaccessible due to impenetrable forests and swamps, and only in the 18th century did their active use for medicinal purposes begin, and in 1818 Marianske Lazne was declared a public resort.

How to get there

Flight to Karlovy Vary Skláre airport, then by taxi 30-40 minutes.

From Prague, Ostrava and Cheb to Marianske Lazne, trains run daily from 6 am to 7 pm. In addition, the city can also be easily reached by intercity buses, both from Karlovy Vary and from Prague.

Tourist Information Office

Address: Hlavní 47/28, Mariánské Lázně, 353 01

Phone: +420 354 622 474, fax: +420 354 625 892

Opening hours: March-November 9:00-18:00, December-February 9:00-17:00.

Transport in Marianske Lazne

Public transport in Marianske Lazne consists of trolleybuses and buses. Tickets are valid for one journey without transfer; the entrance to the trolleybus and the bus is carried out only through the front door, the ticket is paid in small change to the cash desk, which is located next to the driver. Or at: Lužická 519, Mariánské Lázně, tel.: 354 623 816.

Fare: 20 CZK, children from 6 to 15 – 10 CZK, luggage over 20 * 30 * 50 cm, stroller, dog or skis – 10 CZK.

Marianske Lazne Hotels

The hotels of Marianske Lazne are all located in the most beautiful buildings: almost all rest houses and sanatoriums were built in the style of the “Italian New Renaissance”. The historical center of the city, consisting of sanatoriums, hotels and medical institutions with springs, is concentrated around the picturesque colonnade of 1889. More than 35 hotels and sanatoriums await tourists all year round.

Treatment in Marianske Lazne

The classical course is based on complex spa treatment and involves an individual treatment plan that takes into account all the features of the patient’s health status. In the treatment, absolute priority is given to the use of local natural remedies. The recommended duration of treatment is 3-4 weeks, the standard program includes:

  • introductory and final medical examination, if necessary, intermediate control consultations
  • laboratory tests
  • individually designed treatment plan (3-4 treatments per day)
  • drinking course on doctor’s recommendation
  • round-the-clock duty of a doctor and a nurse
  • doctor’s lecture
  • full board, including diet according to the doctor’s recommendation
  • for a stay of at least three weeks – one free procedure
  • afternoon visit to the pool.

Beauty and health programs typically include:

  • medical examination or doctor’s consultation
  • medical procedures according to the program
  • drinking course on doctor’s recommendation
  • full board or half board
  • afternoon visit to the pool.

Read more about indications, contraindications, healing sources and health improvement for children and adults on the Treatment in Marianske Lazne page.

And here are the specifics – the answers of an experienced spa doctor, physiotherapist and candidate of medical sciences Elena Khorosheva to patients’ questions about treatment in Marianske Lazne (you can ask your question on any of these pages):

  • What are the indications for treatment with mineral waters in Marianske Lazne
  • Which spa hotels in Marianske Lazne specialize in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system
  • Is it worth going to Marianske Lazne for the treatment of osteoporosis

Entertainment and attractions of Marianske Lazne

The Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which stands in the middle of Goethe Square. Its distinguishing feature is the 33 steps leading to the main entrance and symbolizing the 33 years of the life of Jesus Christ. The building of the Evangelical Church is also interesting, on the organ of which Albert Schweitzer played in 1823.

For more than a hundred years, the city has been adorned by the Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, which was built for patients who came to the city from Russia. Its rich interior and unusual architecture lead to a large number of excursions to the temple. In addition, there is an Anglican church in the city, which was regularly visited by the English king Edward VII.

City Museum dedicated to the history of the resort, the personality of J. W. Goethe, as well as the geological and natural features of these places. Chopin’s house is also noteworthy, where an exposition dedicated to his arrival in Marianske Lazne is presented. Other attractions of the resort include: Rudolf’s colonnade, the monument to F. Chopin, Ferdinand’s spring, Forest spring, Geological Park. Attractions in the vicinity of the resort: Kladska nature reserve (peculiar architecture and peat bogs), Smradekh nature reserve, Kynzvart castle (11 km), Tepla monastery (16 km).


The cultural life of the city is rich and varied: concerts, theatrical performances, dance evenings and entertainment programs are held in the House of Culture “Casino” and the city theater. Every year the resort hosts the Chopin Music Festival.

Nightlife: Bellevue casino, Irish pub, disco clubs. On Lake Regent, located seven kilometers from the resort on the territory of the local yacht town, there is a club, yacht parking, guest houses and sports grounds.

Marianske Lazne is home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world, founded personally by King Edward VII of England in 1905.

Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic