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Karlovy Vary is the largest spa city in the Czech Republic.
Before World War I, Karlovy Vary was also one of the leading spa resorts in Europe that was frequently visited by the then famous artists, scientists, and aristocrats.
Elizabeth’s Spa (Alžbětiny lázně) is the largest spa sanatorium in the Czech Republic. It takes off the largest amounts of thermal spring water.
The hottest and the most substantial mineral spring is Thermal Spring.
The largest, best known and most popular esplanade is Mill Colonnade.
Undoubtly the most significant social and cultural event is the International Film Festival (IFF).
The best view of the city is from the Diana outlook tower.
The best known products of Karlovy Vary are: Moser glassware, Becherovka herbal liqueur, Mattoni mineral water, spa wafers, Thun porcelain.
The most prominent church monument in the city is St. Mary Magdalene church designed by the distinguished architect Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer.
The most devastating natural disaster affecting Karlovy Vary was a fire (1604) that consumed everything except 3 houses. The rest of the city was reduced to ashes.

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