Karlovy Vary is a resort for people who know how to appreciate and accept the beauty and peace and able to see a jubilant riot of emotions and feelings beyond the outer peace and quiet. There are no clowns, there’s no disco, there is no place for a drunken binge in Karlovy Vary. Everything is above and nobler here. Many see Karlovy Vary as their house, the house of their souls.
Wild, lush greenery winding between the trees, river and hot geysers powerfully escaping from the ground, steam and lumps of salt reclaimed for thousands of years. Water and heat is the basis of life on Earth. Sure, Charles IV was fascinated by what he saw and, being a man of action, organized a village here which hosts millions of people coming here to receive healing, recuperate and rehabilitate by virtue of mineral water, warmth and of the Earth and beauty created by human beings over the centuries. Everything here is simple and proper. Here, as if in the parental home, the place warms the soul; you can simply hide sitting on a bench subconsciously realizing that: “That’s it – no need to aspire to anything”. That is what Karlovy Vary is.
There is a certain mystery in Karlovy Vary; it is not terrible and not mystical but is elusive and good. If you carefully read the forums and reviews dedicated to the city you will feel its impact on people. What is it? Influence of peculiar architecture of Carlsbad? Hardly, as Carlsbad has completely changed its appearance several times within its history due to the devastating floods and fires, turning everything into ashes. But, nonetheless, Karlsbad always attracted people.
Are there some unique methods of treatment in Carlsbad? – It is also unlikely to be veridical as treatment varied from a complete exclusion of drinking treatment to excessive drinking of mineral water; from ten hours of sitting in baths with hot mineral water to complete rejection of these baths. But the result of treatment surprisingly helps.
So what’s your power, Karlovy Vary? The answer is still a mystery. Come, try solve it as everything is open to you, everything is in sight, everything is for people. It is easy to travel to Karlovy Vary and to leave the resort. Sometimes it pulls you back at home after long course of treatment. But something is changing, something gets into the soul of a man, into his/hers nature and one fine day they begin to feel the call of Carlsbad. Quiet, gentle and persistent call that keeps telling you: “It’s time to go home, it’s time to return to Karlovy Vary”.