For those seeking a longer spa experience, Karlovy Vary is home to a number of first-rate facilities, the largest being the Neo-Baroque Elizabeth Spa.

 Built in 1906 to meet the huge demand for spa treatments, the resort was named after the much-adored Austrian Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) and remains the largest spa facility in the country. 

For day-trippers looking for just a quick visit to this historic resort, its pools and treatment facilities are open to the public (check out their wonderful couples' massages).