The Lázně Libverda (Spa) Libverda

The spa is found in the picturesque foothills of the northern slopes of the Jizera Mountains around 25 km from Liberec. The oldest spa in the Liberec region, its curative spring, known as “God’s water” (Boží voda), is mentioned in the land and duties register of the Frýdlant demesne back in 1381. Its positive effect on the nervous system and stimulation of the body were proven in the treatment records of Saxon elector of the Holy Roman Empire Augustus 1 and later in the treatment of Albrecht von Wallenstein, owners of the Frýdlant demesne between 1635 and 1757. Libverda became a well-known spa in the second half of the 18th century, when the first treatment facilities were opened. The oldest source – God’s water – was subjected to chemical tests in 1785, while other springs were successively prepared for use between 1786 and 1818. These were given names after members of the Clam-Gallas family, the owners of the demesne in Frýdlant – Marie, Christian and Edward. The actual founder of the spa was Count Christian Philip Clam-Gallas and his successor son Christian Christopher. Classicist and Empire pavilions were built here between  1783  and  1808. The  spa park  was created at the end of the 18th  century

and is home to a monument dedicated to the founders of the spa and to the farmers that gave their land to the spa. A promenade was built at the beginning of the 19th century, as was an Empire manor, the summer residence of the count. Libverda was awarded the status of curative spa in 1836 and the first spa doctor was appointed in 1840, MUDr. Josef Plummert, author of a monograph about Libverda in 1849. Almost two whole sides of the area around the springs were enclosed by a two-wing colonnade in 1847. The spa’s renown was helped by the export of “Libverda mineral water” to Prague. A railway line from Raspenava to Bílý Potok then made the spa centre more accessible in 1900. The spa thereafter became a prominent and popular hub of social life. It currently specialises on heart and arterial illnesses and treatment of the locomotive organs. It offers visitors a wide selection of cycling trails and in winter treated cross-country skiing tracks.
Information
Telephone: 482 368 111

www.lazne-libverda.cz

Edited by OHK v Jablonci nad Nisou
Translation: EDUCA – vzdělávací centrum, s.r.o., Jablonec nad Nisou

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