There are only a few places on earth that are as picturesque and beautiful as Karlovy Vary.
The town is located in the northern part of the Slavkov Forest at an altitude of 375 - 644 metres above sea level. For a very long time the countryside has helped people to renew their strength and to rejuvenate their tired bodies with the help of thermal mineral springs and their ion solution. Rain water from surrounding woods seeps through the fissures of the soil to a depth of 2000 - 5000 metres below the surface where it stays for a long time.
The water is heated by magma and enriched by carbon dioxide, and mineral substances and eventually it springs up to the surface full of therapeutic properties. In total, there are about 80 thermal springs here. 15 springs are led into spring tanks. Each minute 2000 litres of water at 73° C comes up from the core of earth. The water contains 5.4 g of minerals in each litre. The Karlovy Vary springs have a prevalence of hydrogen carbonic sulphur chloride ions classed as warm alkali Glauber salt water.