Look at Kuks
Please come and take a stroll around Kuks – the complex of this former Baroque spa. See how it looked at its peak, when it was one of Europe's centres of culture. Enjoy the uniqueness of this place and let it inspire you.
There is a lot to see: Baroque spa buildings, picturesque spaces with fountains, romantic log cabins and the view from the local vineyard, plus the massive cascading staircase with its flowing springs. The valley's chief landmark is the majestic Kuks Hospital and its grounds. But statues are the soul of Kuks – dozens stand here, there and everywhere. The most popular are the Virtues and the Vices - 24 women representing the good and the bad in all of us.
While Baroque stories often start with a miracle, it’s fraud that seems to have been behind Kuks. The spring waters don't have healing properties, but Kuks once surpassed other spa resorts in Europe, attracting celebrities and artists. It’s said that wine flowed from the fountains.
Tour takes 60 min. The valley's chief landmark is the majestic Kuks Hospital and its grounds. Here all human sin and righteousness is laid bare, as is a dance with Death and past medical treatments...
Virtues and Vices
Tour takes 30 min. Statues are the soul of Kuks – dozens stand here, there and everywhere. The most popular are the Virtues and the Vices - 24 women representing the good and the bad in all of us...
Tour takes 30 min. Kuks is a place steeped in vice and virtue, with vice to the fore. While Baroque stories often start with a miracle, it’s fraud that seems to have been behind Kuks...
Tour takes 20 min. What kind of (albeit former) spa would it be without its healing waters? Statues of Triton still pour water from Kuks’ springs down the massive cascade stairs. Even wine runs down when the grape harvest is good - like in the times of Count Sporck…
Tour takes 60 min. Visit the Baroque apothecary to find out how wolf's liver or powder from mummified corpses were used. Such ingredients are still available, surprisingly…
Tour takes 30 min. What’s it like to be a pharmacist? Find out in the Czech Pharmaceutical Museum. You may try making your very own youth potion or at least a pill...
Tour takes 20 min. A regular ground plan, gravel paths, carefully cut box hedges, giant obelisks and numerous statues. Are you in at chateau on the River Loire? Oh no, you've entered the hospital herb garden!
Gallery of Czech Wines
Tour takes 30 min. Visit the basement and find "truth in the bottom of a wine glass". This comprehensive collection of Czech wines is unique. Sampling excellent Czech wine and taking home a bottle or two is a great option.…
Tomb of the Count
Tour takes 10 min. Take a peek into the Count's tomb. Along with the hospital, temple and cemetery, it used to make up the spiritual world of Kuks - the so-called "bank of death".
Tour takes 15 min. The timbered cottages scattered along the road to the centre of Kuks were built jointly with the spa. They housed valets, cooks, lackeys, barbers and other personnel that ensured spa guests had a most pleasant stay.
Tento web vznikl v rámci projektu Kuks–Braunův kraj. Projekt je spolufinancován Evropskou unií z Evropského fondu pro regionální rozvoj v rámci Regionálního operačního programu NUTS II Severovýchod.