Crowned heads beat a path to Teplice door  

15th century


Giovanni Bracciolini – the first visitor to Teplice spa we know by name – he was the Secretary of the Roman Curia  


16th century


Electors of Saxony being accompanied by a major part of their court returned to Teplice also in later years when they were Polish kings  


17th century


Vilém Slavata – the Viceregent who arrived in Teplice to heal his wounds after the Defenestration of Prague


18th century


Tsar Peter the Great accompanied by the German philosopher G. W. Leibnitz
On 1 November 1712, the Russian Tsar arrives in Teplice. A ball was held in his honour at Teplice Chateau – the biggest Russian reformer was welcomed by Teplice landowner Prince Clary. Peter the Great stayed in Prince Spa (today, it is a part of Beethoven Spa), tried the drinking cure with Teplice thermal water from Pravřídlo (Ancient Spring), and enjoyed thermal baths in New Spa. As he was keen on the experience of staying in Teplice Spa, Peter the Great Petr ordered his people to find springs back home in Russia. The visit to Teplice contributed to Russia's discovery of the spa treatment magic.

M. D. Pöppelmann – builder of the Zwinger in Dresden

Friedrich August II, King of Saxony with the famous Minister, Heinrich, Count von Brühl 

Emperor Joseph II and his brother Leopold

Numerous representatives of Czech noble families – Lobkowicz, Trauttmandorff, Wratislav of Mitrowitz, Lažanský, Harrach, Sternberg, Chotek, Nostitz, Czernin, Kinsky 


J. F. Zittmann, the Counsellor at the Court of the Elector of Saxony – the champion in the number of stays in Teplice spa – he returned every year for his whole life and moreover, he worked there as a doctor too  


19th century 


Archduke John of Austria and Archduke Ludwig of Austria

King Gustav IV of Sweden  

1810, 1812
Emperor Francis I with Empress Maria Ludovika

1810, 1812, 1813
German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe – besides writing and natural history walks around the town, in 1812 he also kept company with Empress Maria Ludovika of Austria, and based on her suggestion, he prepared a performance of his comedy Die Wette (The Bet) in Chateau Theatre to be played by a group of noble amateurs.  

1811, 1812
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven

He treated his hearing loss in Teplice and during his stays he worked on 7th and 8th symphonies and other compositions. During his second stay when he wrote his letter to the Immortal Beloved, he also personally met Goethe. There is a legendary story describing what happened while Beethoven and Goethe were walking together in Chateau Garden – they came across the Empress's suite and while Goethe stood aside deeply bowing, Beethoven proudly passed through the centre of the suite without greeting.       

Tsar Alexander I of Russia

1812 - 1839 
Friedrich Wilhelm III, King of Prussia – he liked Teplice spa a lot and spent part of the summer there almost every year  

Empress Elizabeth of Austria known as Sissi

1860, 1878 
Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria

Famous artists - Richard Wagner, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, Carl Maria Weber, Johan Gottfried Seume, August Gottlob Meissner, Elisa von den Recke, Hans Christian Andersen, Wilhelm Grimm, Zygmunt Krasinski, Henryk  Sienkiewicz, Caspar David Friedrich, Ludwig Richter, Carl Robert Croll, and the famous Czech violinist Josef Slavík 

Prominent personalities of Czech cultural history - Josef Dobrovský, František Ladislav Čelakovský, Josef Jungmann, František Palacký, Václav Hanka, Václav Kliment Klicpera, Václav Beneš Třebízský, Josef Kajetán Tyl, Pavel Josef Šafařík, Karel Havlíček Borovský, and Jan Neruda  
European monarchs – Emperor Wilhelm of Germany, King Oscar II of Sweden, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands  


20th century


Heir to the throne and the last Czech King Charles III and his wife Zita

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