Introduction of Teplice
City and spa in N Bohemia, 56 mi NNW of Prague.
The site of thermal springs known to the Romans, it was the location of a convent established in 1156 by Queen Judith of Bohemia. The famous meeting between writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and composer Ludwig van Beethoven took place here in 1812. In the 19th century the waters were believed to heal gunshot wounds. Teplice’s German population was expelled after World War II.