Grab a cup and start sipping. In Karlovy Vary and neighboring Marianske Lazne, you can tour ancient colonnades built to house the natural springs that were discovered here in the 16th century. People travel from all over the world to experience the healing powers of the earth's mineral water. Stroll through these picturesque Bohemian villages and drink from fountains once frequented by Chopin, Mark Twain, Edison and King Edward VII. The water is known to help with everything from high cholesterol to kidney stones.