Discover our best thermal spa hotels in the Czech Republic
What makes a thermal spa holiday in the Czech Republic so special?
First of all, the Czech Republic impresses holidaymakers with its fairytale and natural landscape and its unique culture. In addition, there is the centuries-old bathing tradition and the precious healing water from the countless Czech thermal springs, whose healing powers have been known for centuries. It is thanks to the thermal springs that the Czech Republic has gained the reputation of one of the best spa countries in the world, which has been confirmed by many famous personalities.
Nowadays, thermal spas or health resort hotels offer everything from classic curative treatment, through relaxation days, to detox programmes. What all spa hotels in the Czech Republic have in common is the variety of programme points from which the guests benefit. Saunas, massages, wellness or beauty treatments and discussions with experienced spa physicians are part of it. In addition, our thermal hotels are embedded in wonderful landscapes, which ensure that you feel good and relaxed from the very first moment. The Czech spa towns and cities are appealing with their great architecture, stylish promenades and spa gardens that invite you to stroll, as well as traditional hospitality and numerous exciting destinations in the nearby surroundings.
The thermal water in Czech spas
Czech thermal water is known far beyond the borders of the Czech Republic, primarily for the drinking therapies. Before the 16th century, people only bathed in the thermal water, as is still common in many places today. From the 16th century, however, spa guests began to drink the healing water and quickly discovered its health-promoting effects. The Bohemian Baths Triangle is particularly rich in mineral springs, both then and now. In Karlovy Vary alone, more than 79 valuable medicinal springs spring up. By the way, the Karlovy Vary springs are among the most effective natural springs in Europe.
However, the Czech thermal water is not only suitable for drinking, but also for bathing in the classical way and has such wonderful effects on body and soul. Besides thermal water, the Czech Republic also uses natural healing gas and natural healing moor for health purposes.
What does the water from the Czech thermal springs help with?
Depending on its composition, water from Czech thermal springs can help with a variety of health problems. The healing effects of the springs are often used for digestive and metabolic disorders.
Excellent thermal spas
Thanks to their long experience in the spa sector, spa hotels in the Czech Republic have the most modern medical equipment and a wide range of treatments. Many of our hotels even have their own mineral spring in the hotel, which they use for a wide range of treatments from baths to drinking therapies. The treatments are tailored to the needs of the spa guest by the spa physician and accompanied by qualified personnel. The type, duration, and number of treatments are adapted to your individual symptoms.
Since many Czech towns do not have thermal spas open to the public, the hotels have taken precautions and some of them have large spa and wellness areas where the visitor is not missing anything: Sauna, whirlpools, Kneipp baths, salt caves, fitness room etc. are available. Typical for Czech hotels is also the so-called "pavilion", where the hotel's own medicinal spring is located.
Our top thermal hotels in the Czech Republic at a glance
The best spas in the Czech Republic
Public spas are not as common in the Czech Republic as we know them from Germany or other European countries. In some places you will search in vain for classic thermal baths. Most Czech hotels, however, have integrated wellness areas and sauna landscapes, which are in no way inferior to the "classic thermal baths" as we know them. Medical advice and care are also excellent in Czech spa and thermal hotels.
The Aquapalace in Prague
The Aquapalace in Prague is the largest covered water park in Central Europe. On more than 9,000 square metres, the spa offers unforgettable moments for visitors of all ages. For the adults there is a spacious sauna landscape with 14 saunas, a huge fitness area and its own rehabilitation facility. For the little ones, an enormous water world has been created where they can discover various "palaces".
The Thermalium Teplice
The Thermalium is a wellness center opened in 2019 and is located in the Beethoven Spa House. It offers its guests various saunas (including Finnish, tropical and bio-sauna), a large and a small thermal water pool and a Kneipp pool. Specialised in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system of adults, the spa house is one of the best facilities in the country when it comes to locomotor medicine.
Aquaforum Františkovy Lázně
The Aquaforum in Františkovy Lázně is the largest and, for some, the most beautiful spa among the Czech spas. Here, guests are pampered with the pleasantly warm thermal water of the pools and whirlpools and can relax - even or especially when it rains or snows outside. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and romantic water world of Františkovy Lázně? and enjoy the natural remedies of the region.
The 6 most beautiful Czech regions for a thermal holiday
The city of Karlovy Vary is located in the west of the country between the Ore Mountains and the Slavkov Forest. Together with Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně, Karlovy Vary forms the Bohemian Baths Triangle. Karlovy Vary is the largest and most famous spa in the Czech Republic and owes its popularity to its numerous thermal springs, which contribute to relaxation and health promotion. As early as the 16th century, wealthy aristocrats and noble families enjoyed the relaxing healing waters. Today, Karlovy Vary is one of the most famous spa towns in the world, which provides for the well-being of its visitors with a total of 79 thermal springs. The most famous spring is the "Karlsbader Sprudel", which is used for drinking therapies and baths.
Mariánské Lázně is situated in the middle of green parks, mineral springs and a lush green mountain forest. Its 40 springs and pleasant climate made the town a popular tourist destination and attracted royals and artists to the region some time ago. Among the former visitors of Mariánské Lázně were Frédéric Chopin, Mark Twain, Richard Wagner and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Even Empress Sissi once spent her holidays here. She is said to have jogged through the forest every morning, running away from her unathletic bodyguards. Follow in her footsteps and enjoy a thermal therapy in the traditional spa town of Mariánské Lázně.
Františkovy Lázně is the westernmost and smallest spa town in the Bohemian Spa Triangle, where picturesque nature and centuries-old healing springs merge into a special combination. Elegant spa colonnades, beautiful parks and a quiet, idyllic atmosphere are what make this place special. The historic city centre, which is already a listed building, is particularly beautiful. But, also, the nature can be seen, because Františkovy Lázně is located between the dream regions of the Kaiser Wald and the Fichtelgebirge and is therefore also ideal for thermal holidays in combination with active holidays. In addition to the above-mentioned treatment indications, Františkovy Lázně is also known for the treatment of gynaecological disorders.
St. Jáchymov, also known as Sankt Joachimsthal, is located north of Karlovy Vary, on the southern slope of the Ore Mountains and only a few kilometres from Germany. The spa is considered one of the richest in healing minerals in the world and is also the first radon spa in the world. The spa hotels in St. Jáchymov use the slightly radioactive radiating water for radon baths, because this (low-dose) radiation can have a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect on the organism. Radon baths are used for diseases of the movement apparatus such as rheumatism, metabolic illnesses or burn-out. In your free time you can climb the Keilberg, the highest mountain of the Erzgebirge.
Welcome to the capital! There are several thermal baths in Prague that are worth a visit. Popular is the recreational complex Aquapalace Prague, also known as "Aquapark Čestlice and Spa Prague". Visitors can relax in the sauna, let off steam in the water world or enjoy relaxing massages. Also popular in Prague are so-called beer spas, which you can easily reach from your spa hotels. After a relaxing wellness stay, you will be strengthened for a tour of discovery, because the former royal residence city of Prague has a particularly rich culture and impressive architecture to offer. Stroll across the Charles Bridge, for example, or visit the Prague Castle.
Anna-Moorbad is situated in the picturesque landscape of the Krkonoše Mountains (the Giant Mountains), at an altitude of over 300 meters, which is why the climate here is particularly relaxing. The region is known for treatments with sulphurous and ferruginous moors, as the name already partly reveals. Guests come to Anna-Moorbad mainly with locomotor system diseases, for example with back or joint problems and injuries. In your free time you can take a relaxing stroll through the quiet town or enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama during a walk. There is also a beautiful, large park, which also invites you to stroll and relax.
3 reasons for a thermal spa holiday in the Czech Republic
Although the Czech Republic is not one of the cheapest European countries, our thermal spa hotels always have amazing deals for you to enjoy your stay and treatments to the fullest. When visiting the city, going out for food or drinks, you will be surprised about how affordable your holiday will be.
Culture and cuisine
During the thermal holiday in the Czech Republic tourists can participate in various cultural events. And from a culinary point of view, the Czech Republic should not be underestimated: Delicious mushroom recipes, Bohemian dumplings, garlic soup, sauerkraut soup, potato pancakes or typical Czech Christmas pastries will accompany you on your thermal holiday in the Czech Republic.
Nature and landscape
The Czech Republic impresses with its enchanted, natural landscape. On the one hand, there is the West Bohemian spa triangle, which radiates its very own magic. Then there is the Krkonoše Mountains as an idyllic hiking area and popular ski resort in winter, as well as the Bohemian Switzerland, which is part of the picturesque Elbe Sandstone Mountains.