Sokolov is situated in the mountain part of west Czech republic, by the junction of rivers Ohre, Svatava and Lobezsky brook, in the elevation 401m
Town is the industry centre, located in the heart of spa triangle Karlovy Vary – Marianske Lazne – Frantiskovy Lazne.
The important centre of the culture is museum, which is situated in the castle. Museum is specialized in mining. There are also information about history, nature of region and else.
Sokolov is in the region one of the best equipped town for sports – playgrounds, covered winter stadium, public outdoor pool, indoor pool, sport halls, minigolf, gym, and else.
Town has biking trails, which connect town with the surrounding, the peaks of Ore mountains and the Germany.
The surrounding as Slavkovsky Les and Ore mountains is great for active recreation