- The Singing Fountain
- Scenic views
- Roman Baths
The Singing Fountain
The fountain that will sing for you, can be found at the Colonnade by the Abbot Reitenberger statue. It was built during the reconstruction of the promenade belonging to the Maxim Gorky grounds and it became a dominant of the town’s historic centre. A round swimming pool with the diameter of 18 meters and a twelve-part sculpture of a stylized blossom with a polished steel centre is striking. The design author was the academic architect Pavel Miksik.
The fountain has two basic sprinkler systems with over two hundred and fifty nozzles. The highest one is the central nozzle reaching the height of 6 m. The computer controlling the fountains creates sprinkling creations with light effects synchronized with the music.
Upon the occasion of its creation, the Singing Fountain even acquired its own musical composition. And it was not just any composition. The Music for the Fountain is the work of Petr Hapka and it was the first composition to resound the fountain on 30th April 1986. At present, the Fountain’s repertoire also includes compositions by W.A. Mozzart, B. Smetana, A. Dvorak, F. Chopin, J. S. Bach, and others.
The Fountain revives every day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on every odd hour. Moreover, at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. you will moreover enjoy a coloured projection. The ceremonial opening is always on 30th April and the shutdown is at the turn of October to November.
Look at Marianske Lazne from another perspective. Set out for a walk to one of the picturesque lookouts and you will see the town and its surroundings as if from the bird’s eye view.
On a platform above the rocky basset by the Royal hotel, you will find a view at a place where a decorated wooden pavilion used to stand. It was built in 1850 as a tribute to an important guest of Marianske Lazne, baron von Mescery who was the Czech governor at his time.
Hamelika Observation Tower
The lookout tower was built in 1876 by the builder Fridrich Zickler and it was named according to the hill, on which it is located. It stands in the altitude of 720m, it is 20 meters high and you have to climb 100 stairs to reach the top. It is also nicknamed the “Panorama lookout” according to the café of the same name.
Queen Karola Belvedere
Another belvedere dedicated to an important visitor to Marianske Lazne. This time it is the Bavarian Queen Karola in whose honour a pavilion was built in 1875 on the hill between the Forest Spring and the municipal cemetery. A newly built gazebo is located here now.
Herrenberg Lookout Tower
If you want to see a really great view, set out for the Herrenberg Lookout Tower. It measures 55 m because the observation platform is located at the height of 40 m where you will be led by 207 stairs. You will see there the whole of Marianske Lazne, Slavkovsky Forest, Dylen, Lazne Kynzvart or Primda. The lookout tower is freely accessible from 15.3. to 31.10., during the period from 1.12. to 14.3. it is closed for security reasons.
Abbott Clemenso's Abode
As the name suggests, this place was a favourite abode of the Abbot Alfred Clemenso during whose work, i.e. in 1888–1890, the greatest expansion of Marianske Lazne occurred. Thanks to him the cast iron colonnade and the Casino community house were built apart from others. At the time when the Abbot used to go to the lookout, there was just a simple wooden bench. Now you can find here a decorated stone bench and a mushroom-shaped gazebo.
The current trend in Marianske Lazne is to approach gastronomy stylishly and imaginatively but respecting the tradition. You can find here several restaurants aiming at raising the local standard of gastronomy and thanks to their sophisticated and completely interesting concept they are certainly worth visiting. They were crowned with prestigious awards.
The Medité Restaurant & Tapas Bar found inspiration for their menu in the Mediterranean. You can find here a rich offer of cold and hot tapas from top ingredients as well as other specialities from Italy and Spain. The menu is updated every six months and enriched regularly with seasonal ingredients. The meals are complemented with an offer of excellent wines from Spain, Italy, Austria, and Moravia. Every year the restaurant takes a leading position in Maurer’s Grand Restaurant selection.
For more information regarding the Medité Restaurant and its menu, please see here.
The DOMA Restaurant is a part of the Villa Regent Hotel. It specializes in using local ingredients from the vicinity of Marianske Lazne. It is inspired by traditional local recipes facelifted for the restaurant. Both its original interior and top-class degustation menu are great. The restaurant is included in the Maurer’s Grand Restaurant selection.
For more information regarding the DOMA Restaurant and its menu, please see here.
Villa Patriot Restaurant
The Gourmet Restaurant belonging to the Villa Patriot hotel is another restaurant based on regional ingredients of the highest quality. It is a part of the CZECH SPECIALS project trying to promote fair Czech gastronomy in a modern form. The menu is updated regularly and harmonized with the season of the year. Every week it contains a special offer for true gourmets. In 2014, the restaurant won the Foodfestival prestigious competition.
For more information regarding the Villa Patriot Restaurant and its menu, please see here.
The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths were built in 1986 with the construction of the Nove Lazne (New Spa) Important statesmen from varied parts of the world relaxed here at the time. Now they can also be visited by ordinary mortals. They represent a sophisticated link between the past represented by two swimming pools in the unique historic part and modern treatment procedures. You can also find here a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a period rest room, etc.
For more information on the Roman Baths, please check here.