The entrance to the Main or Cast-iron Colonnade.
Mariánské Lázně (German: Marienbad)  is a spa town in West Bohemia in Western Czech Republic with a population of 13,300 and is close to the German (Bavaria) border.
The town is popular with German and Russian tourists and it can be difficult to communicate in English. The town is renowned as a spa town and hosts a number of springs. Accordingly, many hotels offer relaxation packages.
Mariánské Lázně is served by direct trains from Prague via Pilsen every two hours during the day. The journey from Prague takes 3 hours. Regular fare is CZK 247, second person in a group (of 2 or more) pays CZK 149, extra people in a group pay CZK 124, SporoTiket is CZK 170-220.
The town is walkable, although there are trolley buses available as part of the town's public transport.
- The Singing Fountain (Zpívající fontána), . Daily 7A-10P, May-October. A spectacular fountain with a ten-minute recorded music show to accompany it every other hour.
- Park Restaurant, Poštovní 195/19, ☎ +420 354 600 924, . Daily 11A-11P. Restaurant offering more than the standard three meals, as can be found in most establishments on the nearby Hlavní street. Menus available in English as well as the town-standard Czech and German. Friendly and relatively quick service, even during busy periods. Mid-range.
- Bathhouse Mercur, Masarykova 25, ☎ +420 354 622 309 ([email protected]), . The Mercur Spa House lies in the most beautiful location of the town right opposite the colonnade with mineral springs. The spa house consists of two buildings with a total capacity of 60 rooms, ranging from single and double rooms to suites for demanding guests. The spa house has its own fully equipped balneal centre as well as a rehabilitation pool. Single: From €53; Double: From €63.