Janské Lázně

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Janské Lázně
Janske Lazne Colonades at night.jpg
The Colonnade at night
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; 15.77861Coordinates: 50°37′45″N 15°46′43″E / 50.62917°N 15.77861°E / 50.62917; 15.77861
Area 13.73 km2 (5.30 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
Janské Lázně is located in Czech Republic
Janské Lázně
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Janské Lázně
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.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.

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.

Johannisbad about 1900

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