The town is popular with German and Russian tourists and it can be difficult to communicate in English. The town is renowned as a spa town and hosts a number of springs. Accordingly, many hotels offer relaxation packages. Spa tourism has a long history here and the town is considered one of the three "corners" of the West Bohemian Spa Triangle. 1 Tourist information kiosk (Městské infocentrum), Hlavní 47, ✉ email@example.com. Daily 9:00 - 18:00.
see also: Rail travel in the Czech Republic
- 1 Mariánské Lázně Nádraži. Mariánské Lázně is served by direct trains from Prague via Pilsen every two hours during the day. The journey from Prague takes 3 hours.
The town is walkable, although there are trolley buses available as part of the town's public transport. The fare is 12Kč (as of August 2014) payable through a machine when you enter the bus (exact change only). Handy if your hotel is further from the centre, or you don't want to walk 20-30 minutes from the main station to Kolonada. While there were several attempts to shut down the trolleybus system, ultimately the argument that a Spa Town needs to keep its air as clean as possible won out and the deficiencies of battery buses convinced those in charge to keep the trolley buses.
- 1 The Singing Fountain (Zpívající fontána). Daily 7A-10P, May-October. A spectacular fountain with a ten-minute recorded music show to accompany it every other hour.
- 2 The Colonnade (Kolonáda). The new Baroque Colonnade is an icon that could be said to represent the Czech spas.
- 3 Boheminium Miniature Park (Park Boheminium), Krakonoš 665. Models (on 1:25 scale) of important historical buildings and technical monuments.
- 1 Golden Globe (U zlaté koule), Nehrova 26. 11:00 - 23:00.
- 2 [dead link] Doma Restaurant, Anglicka 116/23. 11:00 - 22:00.
The other towns of the West Bohemian Spa Triangle