Travel Blogs from Joehstadt
Schwarzwassertal (Kühnhaide) - Reitzenhain - Hirtstein - wilder Grenzübergang - Prisenicne (dam bank) - Cerny Potok - Jöhstadt
32 km up 2138m, down 2128m acc. to Garmin
cold and windy
ice storm on the way up to the Hirtstein, our endurance rewarded with a delicious soup and a warm oven at the Hirtsteinbaude
czeck part untracked
This is a beautiful Spa town . The hotels are spectacular , perched on cliffs .painted in beautiful colours Most were built 1880 when taking the waters was popular , but has been a spa town for hundreds of years .
There are many fountains of hot water for people to drink . They recommend that you use a teapot shaped cup to sip the water as you walk slowly .
They eh all looked silly , but the cup vendors happy .
there is a river flowing ...
I am writing this from my stateroom, finally on our river boat! Let me tell you how we got here.
We left Prague at 8:30 this morning. We rode about 2 hours on a bus to Karlovy Vary, a spa town in the Czech Republic. This town is known for it's mineral water and people often go there to rest and recover from illness. The water is said to have healing properties. There are beautiful lixury hotels and fancy restaurants and shops. Every shop had ...
The following day we were told that we would be going horse-riding which was a welcome surprise. Most of us had not ridden horses before so it was a fun experience. We were only walked around at a pleasant pace but it was enjoyable riding around pretending to be Jan Zizka leading the Hussite Army into battle.
It was great to be able to spend a weekend with Czech speakers, who helped us with our very ...
So I went to Karlovy Vary, a town 2 hours away north west from Prague, with an organized tour from our university.
They said it was a Spa-Town. So what did I bring logicly?! Yes, I brought my bathing suit...
Freaking town with hot springs is not at all what I imagined. They have these water fountains that serve hot water from the springs for all to drink, enjoy and be cured of whatever illness you have.
Tasted like **** in my opinion.
So I ...