Mariánské Lázně is world known place – visitors are mainly interested in healing springs or historically famous buildings. But only few visitors intend to complete a hiking round tour above city. We did so and the effort was worth it.
The origination of the the spa is surrounded with legends about a young craftsman apprentice from Cheb. On the walk from Teplá through the woods he had found a gurgling source. He drank from it and falled asleep tired. In his dream he had a vision of Virgin Mary pointing at the source with her left hand and blessed it.
When the young man woke up, he took a prayer book to pray. As he opened the book he found Marian picture and he puti t on the three under which he slept. Later this picture was replaced with wooden one, since then the spring is called Marian and the settlement later arisen is named Mariánské Lázně.
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