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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.

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