Marianske Lazne (Marienbad) – a historical spa getaway

History of Marianske Lazne

The Czech Republic has lots of fantastic places to offer, while our trip through this country we had the possibility to visit some of the best tourist spots. One of them, Marianske Lazne also called Marienbad is an historical spa village. The first spa house opened in 1805, just a few years later in 1818 Marianske Lazne was declared as a public spa. Numerous “celebrities” like Goethe, Chopin, Gustav Mahler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, Mark Twain, the English king Edward VII and Emperor Franz Joseph came to visit this beautiful spa town.

 

Why to visit Marianske Lazne (Marienbad)

Until today, the spa town is offering the traditional spa treatments. There is a large variety of local healing springs which are popular for their healthiness. Since ages they are successfully used to treat a wide range of disorders.

Eye-catching buildings, parks and pavilions are creating the town’s picturesque and calm atmosphere. You will find a laid-back vibe, relaxing and enjoying are the top activities to do :). Don`t miss to delight yourself with the sweet traditional crisp spa wafers – they are delicious! The highlights of the town are the Colonnade and the Singing Fountain. The Singing Fountain is located just in front of the Colonnades and in summer time, classical music will be played in regular intervals.

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Danubius Hotels – Roman bath experience

Located in the historical center you will find plenty of elegant prestige hotels. They are dominating the historic townscape and are a tourist attraction by themselves. We stayed in one of the beautiful Danubius Hotels.

We really loved our stay in the Danubius Hotels . In former times this renovated prestige hotel was a hotspot of the aristocracy – no one less than the English King Edward VII was a regular guest there!

Bathing in Roman style baths with its original red pillars from 1896 was such a great experience!

If you want to see the Roman baths you have to book a room in one of the Danubius Hotels in Marianske Lazne. They are all connected with a tunnel and you can use all the amenities like bars, restaurants, a beautiful Viennese Cafe and nice pools. At the Therapy & Wellness Centre, you can enjoy a variety of treatments with mineral waters from an on-site spring.

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PlacesOfJuma – Insider Tips Czech Republic

  • Souvenirs: Take some typical Czech Wafels from Mariankse Lazne back home – they are more than delicious and in Prague you pay the triple price more for them
  • The roman bath are free of charge if you are guest in one of the Danubius hotels, the price for non-hotel guests is 690 CZK / 3 hours
  • We had some great lunch and dinner in the Classic Café Restaurant, service and food was perfect.

Read more about our latest journey through the Czech Republic -> Czech Republic Route Guide – A 12-day travel itinerary


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20 Comments

  1. This town looks amazing to take a stroll around it and I never even heard of it (and I been to the Czech Republic a few times). Would consider coming here for a spa break with the partner…who knows, this could be soon as I am heading that way again later this year.

  2. Great post! I’m planning a trip to Prague this spring, but the more I read about the Czech Republic, the more I realize I must stay longer and see more of the country! These spas look heavenly, I hope I can ‚czech‘ one out while I’m there 😉

    • Hi Erica! Prague is an amazing city, I am sure you will love it there – Marianske is about 2 hours drive from Prague, maybe you can manage a visit!
      Have a nice day,
      Martina and Jürgen

  3. The truth is I don’t know anything about the Czeck Republic, and head never heard of Miarianske Lazne. So I’m glad to come across this post because the pictures are beautiful and it sounds like the place is great to enjoy. I swear each day we add more places we learn about to our bucket list and it just keeps getting longer! Oh, and I must add…your outfit looked so great with the backgrounds!

  4. I have never been to the Czech Republic and would never have thought of it as a destination for hot springs. I think I would love it though. I have been to hot springs in other places and find them to be wonderfully relaxing.

    • Hi Renada!
      Thanks for your comment – Czech Republic is a fantastic travel destination – there are so many things to see! We had been surprised too 🙂

  5. Mariankse Lazne is definitely one of my favorite places in the Czech Republic. Actually, probably one of my favorite spa towns! Loved the history and quality of the spa facilities.

    • Hi Carmen! Thanks for your comment – thats so cool 🙂 – the spa village is really special and extraordinary!
      Have a nice day,
      Martina and Jürgen

  6. Those Roman bathhouses look amazing! I could see myself easily killing a day soaking and relaxing while still taking in some extraordinary architecture. The buildings everywhere are exquisite here.

    • Thanks Jennifer 🙂 It was a pleasure spending our time there!
      Have a lovely day, Martina and Jürgen

  7. I think I would really enjoy myself here. I adore the buildings and the nature! Hope you had a gerat time!

    • Thank you so much dear Samantha! We had a great time in Marianske Lazne – and we will come back for sure one day 🙂

  8. Hey, Czech Rep. looks beautiful, I’m actually thinking of going sometime mid March. Do you have any idea what the weather will be like?

    • Hi Josh,
      so true! If you are lucky it can be sunny with around 10°C.
      Have a great time!

  9. The architecture in all of your photos is gorgeous, but those Roman bath houses look absolutely amazing. It sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing adventure!

    • Hello Meagen,
      thanks for your kind words 🙂 we are happy you like our pics!
      Have a lovely day,
      Martina and Jürgen

  10. Where about in Czech Republic is this? – I used to live in a town just outside of Prague and I had no idea about this this place; I wish I did! – The towns looks so relaxing yet so photogenic I would have a had field day there. Was the hostel expensive?

    • Hello dear Amit!
      Marianske Lazne is about 2 hours drive from Prague. Yes, the city is really relaxing, we loved taking pics there 🙂
      The Hotel was wonderful – you can check the prices on their homepage – they have a great price value!
      Have a lovely day,
      Martina and Jürgen

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