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Libverda Spa, former noble settlement of Clam-Gallas family, is nowadays a small quiet spa, which is situated 25 kilometres far from the town Liberec. It lies in lovely foothills of the northern bottom of Jizera Mountains. Its altitude is 425 metres above the sea level and is located on the border of Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. The spa is surrounded by mixed forest, which together with its foothill location determine its climate. Summers are mild without greater temperature variation, autumns are dry and warm. The climate is so exceptional thanks to the flow of warm air.
The springs have been known since the 14th century, when the mineral
water here was called "Water given by God". According to historical notes
Saxon elector August I came to cure here in the 16th century and later
also the owner of the local manor, Albrecht from Valdstejn. The report
from the year 1785 says: "Water has a salutary influence on mind, nervous
system, on cheering up the mind, speeding up the pulse, freshing up the
activity of body organs and clearing disorder in nervous system." The spa
became famous and blooming thanks to the noble family of Clam-Gallas. In
the years 1783-1808 classicism and empire pavilions were built. The number
of springs increased. To the original one, called Christiansbbrunn, new
spring came into being - Maria's, Vilemina's, Edward's, Josefina's, Bierbon
and Hubert's which now can be found near the spa collonade.
Russian duchess Anna Fedorovna, music composer Carl Maria von Weber, writers Josef Jungman, Franz Kafka, Alexandr Humboldt, Josef Vítězslav Šimák, emperor Josef II., politician Jan Masaryk, conductor Václav Talich and others came here to cure.
Source: this site.
Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2004