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tips and insights

How to pronounce

Marienbad: mehr'-ee-ahn'-bahd

When tocome

Spring through Fall is the best visiting time.

Movie location

The acclaimed 1961 French movie "Last Year in Marienbad" helped spread the town's fame around the world.

Unrequited love

Two centuries ago, the world renowned German writer Goethe (then 72) unsuccessfully courted a teenage baroness in Marienbad.


Although Marianske Lazne is its Czech name, this spa town is better known globally by its German name, Marienbad.

Nearest major city

Marienbad is 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Train service exists.

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