The second trip in 2017 – Karlovy Vary in winter

After our first trip in 2017 to Prague, we traveled to our next destination, to a spa city Karlovy Vary. We went in a first class train again, but this time, it looked like a normal train, nothing special, just a little bit more space for legs. To the city of Karlovy Vary we arrived after two hours by a train from our departure station Ústí nad Labem.

When we arrived, we thought a station in Karlovy Vary will be already new, because the station should have been finished in the summer last year, but they still construct the new station. After a quick look at the station it was a time to go to the city centre. There was so much snow everywhere so it was hard  to go there but we did it.

In the city centre we went around Hotel Thermal, where the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary take a place every year and we continued to the beautiful Mill Colonnade. In the city there are so many Russian people, almost 90 % of people we met, were Russians. We felt like we are in Russia. We wanted to go to the roof of Mill Colonnade but the doors were closed so we went to some viewpoint over the colonnade and it was so hard to get there because the stairs were so slippery because the snow and ice were everywhere. But the view was beautiful, so we took a few photos and we had to go down from the stairs and it was again so funny and hard to go down.

Around Hot Spring Colonnade and alongside the river Teplá we were after a few minutes next to the Grandhotel Pupp, which is so beautiful and big hotel where the Casino Royale with James Bond was filmed. We had to take a few photos again and then it was a great time to see Karlovy Vary from above. We went by funicular Diana to the station Jelení skok from where we went to my favorite view point where you can see the whole city centre from above. It was a great walk through a lot of snow to the view point where we took a lot of photos and then it was time to go down to the city centre because we had to catch our train. It wasn’t easy to go down from the hill because the way was so slippery and we fell down many times :D. But we made it and to the train station we came in time.

We had wet shoes and socks but it was another great winter trip to the beautiful Czech city Karlovy Vary.

Photos from this and other trips you can find, as always, on my Instagram profile: @pmottl.

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