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This year it will be 10 years since the premiere of the Casino Royale Bond film. The 21st film about the famous agent 007 was filmed at Grandhotel Pupp, which you can see in the film as the Hotel Splendide in Montenegro. If you have been to our hotel, you have certainly set foot in the same places as Daniel Craig and his Bond Girl Eva Green.
Grandhotel Pupp will be celebrating another jubilee thanks to its history. The foundation stone of the oldest of the buildings was laid in 1701. The building has been a symbol of the town of Carlsbad for 315 years now, its magnificent premises breathe 315 years of tradition.
The most significant anniversary in 2016 will belong to King Charles IV. The eleventh King of Bohemia, and also the first to become Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, was born on 14th May 1316. He was married to Blanche of Valois when he was seven years old and came to the French court. His stay here influenced Charles considerably. He was unusually educated and intelligent and he spoke five languages fluently. He used his power to consolidate the Bohemian state, which was known as the Bohemian Crown from his time onwards. The emperor was also the author of the most important imperial law, the Golden Bull. As the King of Bohemia, Charles became famous mainly for establishing a university in Prague, building the New Town of Prague, building the stone Charles Bridge over the Vltava River in Prague and also for building Karlstejn Castle. When he was small he used to visit Loket Castle with his mother and siblings. In spite of unpleasant memories linked to his strict father, he did not come to hate the castle and stayed at Loket quite frequently as an adult. As well as dealing with matters of state he also hunted game in the royal forest, which spread all the way to the Teplá River. And this is the source of the legend of the discovery of the therapeutic hot springs and foundation of the royal free town, originally called Teplé Lázně u Lokte (Hot Springs by Loket) – now known as the famous Karlovy Vary.