Karlova Studánka

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Karlova Studánka
Village
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Coordinates: 50°4′27″N 17°18′10″E / 50.07417°N 17.30278°E / 50.07417; 17.30278Coordinates: 50°4′27″N 17°18′10″E / 50.07417°N 17.30278°E / 50.07417; 17.30278
Country  Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian Region
District Bruntál District
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Karlova Studánka (German: Bad Karlsbrunn) is a spa village in Bruntál District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 226 (2006).

Karlova Studánka lies in the valley of tbe mountain river Opava and is part of a nature reserve Praděd. Nowadays, it is obe of the places in the region with the cleanest air. All local springs have a high proportion of carbon dioxide through peat bogs. It is possible to taste and draw water from the healing springs, in the Drinking Pavilion where the Wilhelm spring is located, or in the house of Libuše.

The town also offers ideal hiking conditions, besides being the starting point of one of the most attractive natural areas with plenty of hiking trails like the route called Bilá Opava Waterfalls. Bilá Opava river rises on the southern slope of praděd at an altitude of 1260 meters abive sea level. The larger waterfall is almost 8 meters high and the trail is accessed by wooden bridges and stairways.

Thanks to its favourable climate and location in the picturesque countryside, the spa serves as a specialized sanatorium providing treatment to patients suffering from diseases of respiratory organs, in the treatment of which the unique pure mountain climate proves to be beneficial. The spa buildings from the beginning of the 19th century are also architectonically interesting.

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