Karlovy Vary, once known only for its mineral springs, has skyrocketed in jet-set appeal thanks to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), considered one the best of Europe’s independent film showcases. While it has been around since 1946, KVIFF’s acclaimed screenings (Amélie, Nowhere in Africa) have bolstered its popularity of late. This year’s event runs from 1-9 July, just outside Prague.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Hotel Thermal, I.P. Pavlova 11, 36001 Karlovy Vary, +420 359 001111