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Sixteenth Walk

Castle Hill

Zamecky Vrch(Castle Hill) - Go to the left on ulice Pod Jelenim skokem (street), turn right and follow the serpentines to hotkova pesina (Chotek path). Go left and take the gentle climb to the forest crossroad "Ecce Homo". Here turn right on Rusalcina cesta (Rusalca path) to Kazatelna. Go right onto the Sovova stezka (Sova path) which leads through the forest. Turn right towards Diana and then go donw on Nerudova stezka (Neruda path) to Krizikova ulice (street), and around Male Versailles Restaurant to bus stop on bus route #4 -
U Jezirka.

Zamecka kolonada (Castle Colonnade) - This was built during the period between 1911 and 1913 by Viennese architect, Friedrich Olmann. Located in it's atrium is a huge stone relief sculpture of the mythical "Spirit of the springs". This is the work of Vaclav Hejda and was reated in 1913. According to superstition, whoever touches the nose of this spirit returns back to Karlovy Vary, or is granted his/her dearest wish. In front of the relief structure is the lower castle spring.

Trail #16 - length 5600m; ascent 145m (descent 138m); duration 85 minutes;
Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr:
Person weighing 70 kg - 335 kcal; if 80 kg - 383 kcal.