The Colonnade at night
|Municipality||Svoboda nad Úpou|
|• Mayor||Václav Němec|
|• Total||13.73 km2 (5.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||519 m (1,703 ft)|
|• Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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 a mountainous area 519 meters (1,703 feet) above sea level.
According to the chronicle of Simon Hüttel, the hot spring was discovered on 6 June 1006 by Jan of Chockov, after whom it was named (Jan's Spa).
Local thermal spring was used for bathing as early as in the 14th century. During 1675–1680 a village was founded here by order of Johann Adolf, prince of Schwarzenberg. In 1881 it obtained township privileges.
In 1928 the first funicular from Janské Lázně to Černá hora was built.
In 1980 the old funicular to Černá hora was replaced by a new one with a different route.
- Media related to Janské Lázně at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipal website
- Touristic portal of Janske Lazne town
- Zimbabwean group IYASA in Janske Lazne town
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