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practical info

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  1. How to access us and where to park
  2. Opening hours
  3. Price lists
  4. Restaurant menu
  5. Frequently asked questions
How to access us and where to park
I will take the funicular – a comfortable five-minute ride
Funicular stations
The station by GH Pupp Mapy.cz Google mapy
The Diana Lookout Tower Station Mapy.cz Google mapy
Where to park
Grandhotel Pupp auto motorka Mapy.cz Google mapy

WEB, on foot to the funicular: 5 minutes, distance: 224 m.

Mariánskolázeňská Street auto motorka Mapy.cz Google mapy

WEB, on foot to the funicular: 11 minutes, distance: 608 m.

Art Gallery Parking Lot auto motorka karavan Mapy.cz Google mapy

WEB, on foot to the funicular: 13 minutes, distance: 689 m.

Postal Courtyard (Poštovní dvůr) Parking Lot auto motorka Mapy.cz Google mapy

WEB, on foot to the funicular: 26 minutes, distance: 1,4 km.

KOME Parking Lot auto motorka autobus karavan Mapy.cz Google mapy

WEB, on foot to the funicular: 31 minutes, distance: 1,7 km. Option of taking the shuttle bus included in the parking fare.

Linhart Parking Lot auto motorka Mapy.cz Google mapy
KV Arena Parking Lot auto motorka Mapy.cz Google mapy
The Sova’s Trail Parking Lot auto motorka Mapy.cz Google mapy
 
I will go on foot – in the fresh air through the enchantingly beautiful forest

Select the trail according to your parking options, attractions along the trail, or profile difficulty. We recommend starting your walk up to Diana at one of these points of departure:

  Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 1

Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 12,7 km
Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 158 min
Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 1114 m
Paid parking | Trail surface: paved

Along the trail:

  • The Book Monument dating to 1930 
  • Art installation of the giant wooden table entitled "The Party’s Over” 
  • The “Friendship Chalet” relaxation gazebo 
  • Fun educational games

  Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 2

Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 2850 m
Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 225 min
Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 292 m
Paid parking | Trail surface: forest path

Along the trail:

  • Unique views of Karlovy Vary 
  • Findlander’s Obelisk and the Conciliation Cross 
  • Wolf’s Bench 
  • Ruins of the statue of the pilgrim

  Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 3

Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 32,1 km
Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 340 min
Start: The Sova’s Trail (Sovova stezka) Parking Lot (P8), variant 3111 m
Paid parking | Trail surface: partially a forest path, partially paved

Along the trail:

  • The Book Monument dating to 1930 
  • The Forest Altar – the stone monument dating to 1910 
  • The “Friendship Chalet” relaxation gazebo

  Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 1

Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 14 km
Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 11:14 h
Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 190 m
free parking | Trail surface: paved

Along the trail:

  • Observation of wild forest game in the enclosures from viewing platforms and elevated paths
  • Remnants of the original settlement of Karlovy Vary

  Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 2

Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 23,2 km
Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 21 h
Start: St Linhart Parking Lot (P6), variant 292 m
Trail surface: usually paved

Along the trail:

  • The trail with the animal silhouettes - game for children “find and recognise the forest animal” 
  • The “U Obrazu” (“At the Painting”) wooden gazebo dating to 1894
  •  The vista gazebos of Kazatelna (Pulpit) and Rusalka 
  • Unterhaltsame belehrende Spiele

  Start: KV Arena Parking Lot (P7)

Start: KV Arena Parking Lot (P7)3,7 km
Start: KV Arena Parking Lot (P7)1:15 h
Start: KV Arena Parking Lot (P7)183 m
Trail surface: partially a forest path, partially paved

Along the trail:

  • The rock projection known as “The Devil’s Hoof”, under which a treasure is buried. According to legend, those who are courageous enough to come here at midnight and fulfil the task that the devil assigns them will earn the treasure. 
  • The game enclosure enabling one to observe wild boars from viewing platforms
  • Art installation of the giant wooden table entitled "The Party’s Over”
  • Fun educational games

  Start: From the spa zone

Start: From the spa zone2,2 km
Start: From the spa zone1:00 h
Start: From the spa zone184 m
Trail surface: usually an unpaved forest path

Along the trail:

  • Deer Jump – a vista with the statue of the chamois on the cliffs 
  • Vista gazebos and platforms 
  • Findlander’s Obelisk and the Conciliation Cross 
  • Ruins of the statue of the pilgrim

  Start: Postal Courtyard Parking Lot (P5)

Start: Postal Courtyard Parking Lot (P5)2,6 km
Start: Postal Courtyard Parking Lot (P5)1:04 h
Start: Postal Courtyard Parking Lot (P5)210 m
Paid parking | Trail surface: forest path

Along the trail:

  • Charles IV Lookout Tower dating to 1877 
  • The Ecce Homo Chapel dating to 1900 
  • The Chopin Chalet relaxation gazebo 
  • Vistas of the town

  The funicular up to Diana, down on foot

The funicular up to Diana, down on foot1,2 km
The funicular up to Diana, down on foot20 min
The funicular up to Diana, down on foot173 m
Trail surface: unpaved forest path
  • If you wish to combine a ride on the funicular with a walk through the spa forests, this trail will take you from Diana back down to the place where you got on the funicular. 
  • So, in an approximately 20 to 25 minute-walk, you will again find yourself close to your hotel or to the parking lot with your vehicle. 
  • On the way, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views of Karlovy Vary. 
  • Because of the trail’s profile, which includes perceptible descents and unpaved surfaces, we recommend this trail rather for more experienced hikers with sturdy footwear.
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Opening hours
Months
January - March Today
April
May - September
October
November - December
Lookout Tower
9 - 16:45
9 - 17:45
9 - 18:45
9 - 17:45
9 - 16:45
Funicular
9 - 17
9 - 18
9 - 19
9 - 18
9 - 17
Restaurant
11 - 17
11 - 18
11 - 19
11 - 18
11 - 17
Butterfly House
10 - 17
10 - 18
10 - 19
10 - 18
10 - 17
Mini zoo
9 - 17
9 - 18
9 - 19
9 - 18
9 - 17
Exceptions
24. 12.
02. 01. - 09. 02. Today
Lookout Tower
Closed
Closed
Funicular
Closed
Closed
Restaurant
Closed
Closed
Butterfly House
Closed
Closed
Mini zoo
Closed
Closed
Price lists
Funicular stations
Funicular PricelistOne way ticketReturn ticket
Persons aged 15 years and over100 CZK150 CZK
Children from 6 to 15 years50 CZK80 CZK
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)200 CZK400 CZK
Group member (from 10 passengers)90 CZK130 CZK
Children 6-15 years group member (from 10 passengers)40 CZK70 CZK
Disability card holders (ZTP and ZTP/P)50 CZK80 CZK
Dog60 CZK80 CZK
Bicycle90 CZK120 CZK
Baby-carriagefree admission
Holders of the Karlovy Vary Card and the Vary Virtual app with a valid annual voucherdiscount 50%
DIANA Observation Towerfree admission
Butterfly House
PricelistPrice
Adult140 CZK
Child (3-15 years)90 CZK
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children)350 CZK
for everyone when buying tickets online-10%
groups of 10 people or more, disabled, seniors, students-15%
  • For children's groups we offer one free adult escort for every ten children
  • Discounts cannot be combined with each other
Restaurant menu

Menu

Starters
100 g Homemade wild boar crackling spread, bread135 CZK
100 g Sautéed chicken livers and onion, toast125 CZK
Soups
0,3 l House beef broth with liver dumplings and Celestine noodles65 CZK
0,25 l Zesty goulash soup served in a bread bowl130 CZK
Popular classics of Czech cuisine
200 g Grilled chicken breast steak195 CZK
200 g Pan fried boneless pork chops220 CZK
200 g Pork tenderloin medallions in cream sauce with cayenne pepper295 CZK
200 g Spicy meat mix with fresh vegetables235 CZK
½ Traditional Czech roast duck (potato and bread dumplings, white and red cabbage)330 CZK
1 pc Sous vide pork knuckle (mustard, horseradish, pickled hot peppers, bread)295 CZK
200 g Pike-perch fillet in white wine315 CZK
Game
200 g Deer loin with mushrooms from Czech forests440 CZK
200 g Marinated pheasant breast in red wine, larded with bacon, red and white cabbage350 CZK
Beef
250 g Rib Eye steak with roasted bacon (highly marbled meat from Uruguay from free-range animals fed exclusively on pasture)440 CZK
250 g Rump steak with green pepper and cream380 CZK
Vegetarian food
120 g Fried cheese (Edam) with tartar sauce185 CZK
250 g Spaghetti with mushroom sauce and parmesan cheese200 CZK
400 g Chilli sin carne on jasmine rice with garlic dip235 CZK
Special offer for children
100 g Fried chicken schnitzel, french fries, ketchup145 CZK
150 g Chicken risotto with vegetables, sprinkled with cheese125 CZK
2 pcs Fruit dumplings according to daily offer with grated cottage cheese, topped with butter120 CZK
Side dishes
200 g Boiled potatoes with parsley55 CZK
200 g American spiced potatoes55 CZK
200 g French fries55 CZK
200 g Croquettes55 CZK
200 g Jasmine rice55 CZK
200 g Bread dumplings55 CZK
200 g Potato dumplings55 CZK
200 g Homemade bacon dumplings70 CZK
150 g Side of grilled vegetables75 CZK
150 g Red and white cabbage55 CZK
10 g Tartar sauce, ketchup, mustard, horseradish, extra sauce25 CZK
4 pcs Bread/rolls as available20 CZK
Salads
150 g Sweet and sour cabbage salad with carrots80 CZK
250 g Mixed summer salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pepper)160 CZK
350 g Caesar salad220 CZK
Desserts
Crepe with cream, topped with hot forest fruit sauce, vanilla ice cream, chocolate, and whipped cream135 CZK
Homemade apple strudel with creamy vanilla ice cream, whipped cream110 CZK
Ice cream sundae of creamy vanilla ice cream with hot forest fruit sauce, whipped cream100 CZK
Frequently asked questions
Funicular stations
Payment options?

The fare can be paid in cash (only CZK) or by payment card.

Is the funicular wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, you will need assistance to overcome several steps in the funicular stations.

Transport of pets, bicycles, and prams?

You can transport dogs and bicycles on the funicular for a fee (see the table with prices), prams are transported free of charge.

What is the funicular timetable on holidays?

The same as on other days, i.e., every 15 minutes during the whole time of operations. In the event of more travellers, the interval between rides can be even shorter.

Restaurant
Payment options?

The restaurant accepts payments in cash (CZK and EUR) and payment cards.

Wheelchair accessibility?

Yes, Diana Restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

Entrance with dogs?

Well-behaved pets are welcome in the restaurant.

Wi-Fi access?

The indoor and outdoor premises of the restaurant have free Wi-Fi access.

Mini zoo
Interesting facts about the animals here?

Cameroon dwarf goats can climb trees, Shetland ponies were used for pulling heavy burdens in English mines, Göttingen minipigs were originally bred for medical experiments, and Frosty the snow-white peacock is not an albino. His is a rare form of colouring of the Indian peafowl.

Can we pet the animals?

Yes. If the animals approach you at the fence, you can pet them. However, although our animals are nice and calm, carefulness (especially with children) is always fitting.

Can we feed the animals?

We are sorry, but to protect the animals’ health, it is forbidden to feed the animals. But do not fear, we care for our animals well and expertly.

Can we actually enter the enclosure and walk amongst the animals?

At the moment, no. However, follow our website or FB, because we are planning on a full-contact mini zoo at Diana in the future.

Butterfly House
Payment options?

We accept payments in cash in CZK and EUR, as well as cashless transactions using a QR code.

How to increase my chances of a butterfly landing on me?

Wear a deep yellow or red shirt and wear a high-quality fruity perfume.

Wheelchair accessibility?

Unfortunately, you will need assistance to overcome several steps to access the reception desk. The flight zone itself is wheelchair accessible.

Entrance with dogs or prams?

Dogs can enter only if under complete control of their owners (i.e., in their arms or in a bag). In light of the safety of the butterflies, we do not recommend entering with prams. However, we will gladly watch your pram at reception.