Janské Lázně

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Coordinates: 50°37′45″N 15°46′43″E / 50.62917°N 15.77861°E / 50.62917; 15.77861
Janské Lázně
Town
Janske Lazne Colonades at night.jpg
The Colonnade at night
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Hradec Králové
District Trutnov
Commune Trutnov
Municipality Svoboda nad Úpou
Elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
Coordinates 50°37′45″N 15°46′43″E / 50.62917°N 15.77861°E / 50.62917; 15.77861
Area 13.73 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Population 879 (2006-08-28)
Density 64 / km2 (166 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1552
Mayor Václav Němec
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 542 25
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Janské Lázně
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.janske-lazne.cz
Johannisbad about 1900

Janské Lázně (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjanskɛː ˈlaːzɲɛ]; German: Johannisbad) is a small spa town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 850 inhabitants. It is located in mountainuous area 519 meters (1,703 feet) above sea level.

Local thermal spring was used as early as in the 15th century. During 1675 - 1680 a village was founded here by order of Johann Adolf, prince of Schwarzenberg. In 1881 it obtained township privileges.

The water bath runs at a natural temperature of 29.6 °C (85.3 °F). Besides the bath observation tower, another popular tourist attraction is a Neo-Renaissance colonnade.

The place is also known among winter sports athletes, including being host of the 1925 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and 1937 Workers' Winter Olympiad.

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