Teplice spa

The Teplice spa is located between the Krušné Hory and České středohoří mountains. It’s renowned for being the oldest Central European spa dating as far back as 762. Due to its oppulence, the spa was referred to as ‘The Salon of Europe’ or ‘Little Paris’. Some of the town’s more famous visitors included Beethoven and Goethe. The town has many beautiful parks and fountains and is characterised by a rich cultural life. Teplice is also renowned for being a major producer of crystal and porcelain goods.


From the end of the 19th Century, the North-Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra started presenting regular programmes of orchestral music from the most famous composers of that period. The traditional philharmonic concerts are alive and well today and every year in June, the Ludwig Von Beethoven Festival takes place as well as many other smaller concerts in the town.


The Botanical gardens were founded on the site of an earlier garden discovered in the second half of the 19th Century. The original greenhouses were used to grow flowers for the needs of the spa and to hide the palms during winter. The gardens were revived and opened to the public in 1975. When the gardens opened, it already contained 3000 plant species of which 1/3 were open air variety while the rest were maintained in tropical and subtropical climates within the greenhouses.