Imperial Spa House
There are modern procedures, which are aimed at the treatment of adults. The original building was built in 1845 on the site of the mill and of The Green Frog Inn. In the years 1870 – 1872, the spa house was rebuilt and expanded in the Neo-Renaissance style, according to the plans of Siegmund, who was a mayor of Teplice and a local builder. The last major reconstruction was carried out in the years 1912 – 1914, when the building acquired its Neo-Baroque appearance. The spa provided services to esteemed and high-ranking guests, including crowned heads. Hence the name Imperial. The emperors Francis Joseph I and William I were also treated here. Although they both lost the war, they walked well. In the arcade next to the entrance there are exhibited three busts of Russian tsars who visited Teplice and, of course, a bust of the Queen Judith, who is the founder of the women’s Benedictine cloister in Teplice. A real selected company.
Stone Spa House
It was built in 1800 in wood and with a shingled roof. Only two years later, the house was rebuilt with stone and in 1911 the building was replaced by a new one, in the Neo-Baroque style. The Stone Spa House is a protected cultural monument and still serves its purpose. It mainly treats diseases of the musculoskeletal system, patients after orthopedic joint surgery. It is possible to use thermal baths, electrotherapy, gas injections and many other procedures, there is also a salt cave. The spa was originally opened as the Empress Elisabeth’s Spa House, in honor of her visit to Teplice. The Café Restaurant Sissi serves here today as a reminder. Although Sisi was known for not eating at all, she would be pleased, if you have a cake or two here in her honor.
Military Spa House
It was built in the years 1804 – 1807 at the initiative of the Marshal Jan von Zopf, on the site of the then swampy meadow with rising healing springs. From the beginning, the building was intended as a spa institute for the treatment of wounded and sick soldiers, as they had been coming here for treatment since the time of Maria Theresa. During the Seven Years’ War (1756 – 1763), military actions took place in the immediate vicinity. However, Teplice was declared a non-military territory, so soldiers from both sides were treated here together. The period favoured courteous deeds, so it was quite possible to heal and drink together with people you tried to pierce with a saber or hit with a cannon very soon. We will not know if military patients toasted to the reunion even then.
Snake Spa House
It was formed on the site of a shallow depression with warm water, to which reptiles and amphibians allegedly retreated. In 1773 a shelter was built above the spring and in 1796 the Sanov community built a brick building here. The Snake Spa House was rebuilt into its current classicist form in 1838 and 1839. The house had later ceased to serve its original purpose and the abandoned house fell into disrepair. Currently, the site is a subject of the monument protection and is still waiting for its reconstruction.
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