Karlovy Vary also known in English as Carlsbad is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohre and Teplá, approximately 130 km (80.78 miles) west of Prague. It is named after King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, who founded the city in 1370. It is historically famous for its hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River). In the 19th century, it became a popular tourist destination, especially for international celebrities visiting for spa treatment. The city is also known for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the popular Czech liqueur Karlovarská Becherovka, the glass manufacturer Moser Glass and for the famous delicacy known as "Carlsbad plums". Main sights: Park Colonnade, Mill Colonnade, Castle Colonnade, Hot Spring Colonnade, Maria Magdalena Church, Orthodox Church St.Peter and Paul, Deer Jump.
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