The Spa at Luhacovice

The Spa at Luhacovice is part of the Tentative list of Czechia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Japan / USA / Poland - 07-Feb-20 -

The Spa at Luhacovice (T) by Tsunami

I visited this TWHS after visiting the Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice TWHS earlier in the day in January 2020. My Czech friend "R" in Brno drove me to both sites, but we didn't leave Brno until noon, so by the time we got to Luhacovice it was 4 pm. 

Luckily R says he spent some 5 years in Luhacovice when he was growing up, so he was all very familiar with this place. 

We parked his car by the city hall and walked for a few hundred meters to the main area of Luhacovice. 

During my research on the site before I mentioned to R that I was interested in going there, I could not even figure out where exactly to go in Luhacovice.  But R immediately pointed out that the main place to go is called Vincentka (Photo), where we can drink the spa water as much as we wanted...although not much. 

We didn't stay in Luhacovice too long, as it was getting darker and colder.  We just walked around a little, went to a few other spa water dispensers outside and came back to his car. Many of the stores along the way were closed, and R says it's much more crowded and festive in summer, even attracting such foreign guests as Germans and Russians, so I would recommend going there in summer to get the real feel of this spa town.

Among some dozen spa towns I have visited in Europe Luhacovice reminded me of Karlovy Vary in Czechia and some in Poland more than others. 

According to R, Luhacovice is the main spa town in Moravia, but unfortunately it has been left out from the Great Spa of Europe nomination. I don't think it will be inscribed anytime soon. 

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