Czech SPA

Jachymov

Indication

•Diseases of Movement System
•Inflammatory – rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, ancylosing spondylitis - Bechterew disease, psoriatic arthropathy
•Degenerative States – after arthritis or polyarthritis, traumatic conditions following the injuries of locomotor organs, degenerative diseases of extremities, joints and spine, extraarticular rheumatism, Dupuytren contracture
•System – sclerodermia, system lupus, myositis
•Other – post-traumatic conditions, condition after orthopaedic and rheuma-orthopaedic surgeries, and surgeries of peripheral nervous system including replacements
•Peripheral Nervous System Diseases neuralgia, neurithis with any rheumatic diseases, radicular neuralgia of inflammatory and traumatic origin.
•Metabolic Diseases typically neurithis accompanying diabetes and any joint affection, the disorders of metabolism (gout e. g.)
•Osteoporosis Programme

Location

Jachymov, a spa town with less than three thousand inhabitants, lies on the northwestern outskirts of Bohemia and is part of the Karlovy Vary Region.
The city is on the highway connecting the northern region of West Bohemia and Germany and is rightly called the gateway Ore Mountains.

Activities

On the premises of the spa:
Mountain bikes
Play tennis
Petangue
Table skittles
Mini-golf
Nordic walking on the premises of the spa.

Highlights

Peat bogs at Bozi Dar - the largest reservation in the western part of Bohemia
Klinovec - The highest hill of the Ore Mountains - Klinovec (1244 m above the sea level)
Karlovy Vary - A unique spa town with thermal springs and original architecture
Loket - A well-preserved historical town with a castle

History

In 1864, when the miners were excavating the ore at the Svornost mining pit in the depth of about half a kilometre, a strong spring of water burst out that quickly flooded the pit. For decades nobody could imagine that it would be this spring, which will, after the discovery made by the Curies, make Jáchymov famous as a health spa. We consider year 1906 the start point of the local spa practice.
On the beginning there were only small private baths. Soon the state takes on the main part. In 1911 the first spa house opened up where the healing water was brought down by several kilometres long pipeline. The remarkable healing effects induced the idea of building the Radium Kurhaus spa hotel - today known as the Radium Palace - which was open in 1912 and belonged to the best Europe could offer in that time. Mostly celebrities of political, industrial and cultural life used to come here for treatment