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Eighth Walk


Postovni dvur - Cross Slovenska ulice (street) and turn right towards the bridge across the Tepla River. Cross the bridge, turn right and go past "Beethovenova Chata", and up the gently slping "Okruzni cesta" towards "altan Na Vysine", and then down through the forest to the last stop on the bus route Karlovy Vary - Brezova.

Brezova - Located in the community of Brezova is the procelain-producting factory "Pirkenhammer" which was founded in 1813, and they also have a company museum on -site. There is also a dam here on the Tepla River. The river then flows through Karlovy Vary where it empties into the Ohre River in the centre of town. In the past there was an iron forge in Brezova where, in 1711, the extremely manually talented Russian Czar, Peter the Great, forged an iron rod and a horseshoe. There is a commemorative plaque on the former site of the old forge. Another uniquely interesting building in Brezova is Stary Mlyn (Old Mill) which was built in 1898.

You can end your walk with a pleasant break in the Staropramen Restaurant which is located near the bus stop on the Karlovy Vary-Brezova bus route. The Staropramen Restaurant offers a wide assortment of Czech meals and drinks.

Trail #8 - length 3600m; ascent 100m (descent 95m); duration 55 minutes;
Energy expended at average speed of 4-5 km/hr:
Person weighing 70 kg - 226 kcal; if 80 kg - 253 kcal.