Janské Lázně

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Janské Lázně
Town
The Colonnade at night
The Colonnade at night
Flag of Janské Lázně
Flag
Coat of arms of Janské Lázně
Coat of arms
Janské Lázně is located in Czech Republic
Janské Lázně
Janské Lázně
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°37′45″N 15°46′43″E / 50.62917°N 15.77861°E / 50.62917; 15.77861Coordinates: 50°37′45″N 15°46′43″E / 50.62917°N 15.77861°E / 50.62917; 15.77861
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictTrutnov
MunicipalitySvoboda nad Úpou
First mentioned1552
Government
 • MayorVáclav Němec
Area
 • Total13.73 km2 (5.30 sq mi)
Elevation
519 m (1,703 ft)
Population
(2006-08-28)
 • Total879
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
542 25
Websitewww.janske-lazne.cz

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.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Johannisbad about 1900

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