This spa town is located in Pardubicky region, which lies in the northeaster part of the Czech Republic. The distance from the regional city Pardubice is 10km and the current population is 3,300 people.
Bohdaneč spa is specialized in treating diseases of muscular dystrophy and blood vessels. The main healing treatment is based on usage of a natural peat and alkaline artesian spring. The water is pumped from a depth of 347 meters. Types of the treatments are baths, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and massages. The entire spa complex holds just 550 beds. All the bath houses and sanatoriums are connected by colonnades which have been designed by Czech architect Josef Gosar. Josef Gosar was an important representative of Czech Cubism and we can see his other work all over Bohdaneč.
Spa town was founded in 1896 by Dr Jan Vesely, who discovered large deposits of mud around the city. After expert analysis which were done in Vienna it was found out that the local peat is ideal for spa treatment. The first spa season took place in August 1897 and all the treatments were done in then former distillery. The peat deposits are spread on an impressive area of 42 hectares and the local peat is over 4000 years old.
Places if interest
Bodanec spa is surrounded by many beautiful ponds. The most famous one is Bonhdanec Pond, which has an area of 158 hectares and is the largest lake of all. Bohdaneč town is also the birthplace of Czech poet J. J. Langer and a writer Charles Sipek.
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