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Mariánské Lázně

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Mariánské Lázně ("mariaanskae laaznjae") is a spa town in West Bohemia in Western Czech Republic with a population of 13,300 and is close to the German border.

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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. 1 Tourist information kiosk (Městské infocentrum), Hlavní 47, . Daily 9:00 - 18:00.

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Mariánské Lázně is served by direct trains from Prague via Pilsen every two hours during the day. The journey from Prague takes 3 hours. Regular fare is 247Kč, second person in a group (of 2 or more) pays 149Kč, extra people in a group pay 124Kč, SporoTiket is 170-220Kč.

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Map of Mariánské Lázně

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.

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Colonnade
  • 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.

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