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Second Walk

Old Postal Court

Postovni dvur - Cross Slovenska ulice (street) and turn right towards the bridge across the Tepla River. Cross the bridge and on the other bank you will pass volleyball courts. Veer to the right and there is a gentle climb to "Beethovenova Chata". From Beethovenova Chata, walk down to the tennis courts and continue through the forest, behind the motel to Alice Hotel on the outskirts of the community of Brezova - bus stop on the bus route Karlovy Vary - Brezova.

This second walk is one of the easier walks which we recommend for all people who have been forbidden by a doctor to overexert themselves, or for those that have joint or respiratory problems.

Postovni dvur (Old Postal Court) - This was built in 1791 by Karlovy Vary Postmaster, Josef Korb, to be used as a station for exchanging tired postal horses for fresh ones. Later, this place became an important cultural centre. On the 20th of July 1894, it was the site of the European premiere of Dvorak's, "New World Symphony". The Hall of Labitzky (1791) and Hall Prusky (1818) are located here, together with a restaurant, wine cellar, and garden dance pavilion which are sought out by spa visitors.

Trail #2 - length 2500 m; ascent 15m; duration 40 minutes;
Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr:
Person weighing 70 kg - 118 kcal; if 80 kg - 134 kcal.