Peter I in Karlovy Vary

In the summer of 1711, Peter I, at the head of the Russian army, undertook a campaign in Moldavia against the Ottoman Empire and was surrounded. The position of the Russian army turned out to be hopeless, but another result of the unsuccessful Moldovan campaign was the undermined health of Peter I, which it was decided to correct in Karlovy Vary, a Czech city.

The mild climate, picturesque nature and healing springs had a beneficial effect on the Russian sovereign. After a few days in Karlovy Vary, he already visited a blacksmith shop, a carpentry workshop, a Karlovy Vary Shooters Association and, working as a simple bricklayer, helped build a house opposite the one in which he lived.

Sources: IF Peter I the Great