Frantiskovy Lazne is located in the Karlovy Vary region of western Bohemia, and about 125 miles from Prague, making this city an option for a day trip from the capital. Frantiskovy Lazne is best known for its spas, much like Marianske Lazne. Spas in Frantiskovy Lazne have been revered as sources of healing hot springs for centuries. The famous spas in Frantiskovy Lazne bottle and sell the spring water for those who can’t make the journey to the source and it is has been sold throughout Germany since the 1700s. The successful spa corporation here is the largest spa industry in the Karlovy Vary and all of the Czech Republic. Travelers from all over Europe and the US flock to the spas due to the rich content of dissolved carbon dioxide that has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, improve circulation, and heal inflammation problems. Other popular treatments also include warm mud baths and massage to increase mobility and treat muscle pain.
Even if the fabulous spas in Frantiskovy Lazne aren’t enough to bring you here, there are plenty of other things to do in Frantiskovy Lazne. The resorts here offer decadent accommodations, as well as variety of beauty treatments, fine dining, and shopping. Other nearby Karlovy Vary attractions include celebrated architecture, and history buffs can take a historic tour and learn more about the town’s rich past, and the official founding of Emperor Francis II’s city of Kaiser Franzensdorf in 1793. The best time of year for Frantiskovy Lazne travel is during the off seasons during spring and fall. Many popular tourist areas can become exceptionally crowded during the warmer months, resulting in more expensive transportation costs and rates for hotels. You can find great deals on Frantiskovy Lazne travel May or September when the weather is mild, the streets are less crowded, and prices on hotels and airfare are considerably reduced. April and October are also good times, when accommodation prices are still fairly low.
There are many options for Frantiskovy Lazne travel from international airports in Prague and Brno and from there you can easily connect to several modes of transportation. If you fly into Prague, buses run from the main Florenc station to the Karlovy Vary region and take about two hours each way, with reasonable ticket prices and additional discounts for students. Trains run from the capital to Frantiskovy Lazne as well, but tend to take very leisurely scenic routes, resulting in ticket prices that are considerably more expensive (based on the length of the trip rather than the destination). Travelling by train will usually take an additional hour compared to bus or car trips, since they follow meandering rivers through the countryside instead of tracks running directly from city to city. For this reason they are ideal for travelers interested in enjoying the beautiful countryside and stunning views of the surrounding mountains, but can be frustrating for anyone in a hurry. If you’re staying in town, you’ll be able to get around comfortably on foot and by taxi, but getting to the city and exploring the surrounding area is generally easiest with a car. If you fly into an airport at a major city, rental cars will be available in the terminal, or an airport shuttle can take you to city centers where you can pick one up, allowing you the ability to travel on your own schedule and explore destinations off the beaten path. Driving around Frantiskovy Lazne is not as expensive as it is in many other European cities, but in order to drive on the well-kept motorways, you will need to purchase a toll sticker (available at your car rental office). Expect bumpy roads outside of the city’s borders and consider a 4-wheel drive vehicle if you plan to be driving in the mountains.