I want to discover Czechia

I want to discover Czechia

Tips for trips in CR

Are you a foreigner living in the Czech Republic? Discover Czechia and attractive places, interesting people and Czech character. It´s summer – a great time for trips. I offer you a couple of tips where to travel throug Czechia.

North

Liberec a Ještěd

Liberec  is a beutiful town to the north of the Czech Republic. On the square there is a townhall with 65metre-high tower. When you climb up you´ll see the whole town with interesting architecture, its surrounding and the Jizerské mountain. towe. What more: a very nice ZOO – the oldest in CR (1919) with a rarity: white tigers (video) and Chinese takins. Who loves flowers he will be interested in a botanical garden.

And when you are in Liberec you must go to the Ještěd (video). It is a mountain (1 012 metres) with a specific tower – very original, its author K. Hubáček received the world Perretovu award for it! You can walk up or  go by funicular, have  lunch and look around, there is a marvelous view from there.

Another tip: Centrum Babylon Liberec

 

 

 

West

Karlovy Vary and Boží Dar

Karlovy Vary (video) is the largest Czech spa town. It was founded by Charles IV in about 1350. You  find more than 60 thermal healing springs. You can choose from various precedures and relax. You can drink the springs as well. But if you don´t like it, try becherovka – a famous liqueur form Karlovy Vary. In Jan Becher ´s museum, called by a founder of becherovka, you can taste it first. There are forests and nice paths round the town. Go for a walk and visit Diana lookout tower or Jelení skok, a famous vantage point. Enough money in your purse? Try to have lunch in exklusive Grandhotel Pupp.

Make another one trip on your way home from Karlovy Vary. Boží Dar is the highest placed Czech town in the Krušné mountains. You can walk in beautiful countryside around (video).

 

Another tip: the Moser china

 

 

South

Český Krumlov and ponds

A lot of tourists travel to Český Krumlov (video). It´s an attractive town from the UNESCO list. You will feel like not in the 21st century. A gothic castle, romantic streets, a renaissance square and baroque houses downtown… Many museums, too. And a brewery – you can taste Eggenberg beer there. In the evening it´s time to go to the theatre: not to the ordinary one but the rotating theatre next to the castle.

On your way don´t  forget to make a stop at any of many ponds in South Bohemia and to swim for a while. E.g. Dehtář, Posměch or Svět are large ones.

 

Another tip: Švihov – a water castle

 

East

Olomouc and wine

Olomouc (video) is one of the most beautiful Czech towns with a long history. You can find it in Moravia and see romanesque, gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture here. In St. Mořic church you can admire the biggest organ in the Central Europe. There are two squares in Olomouc – upper and lower one. On upper square you will pass a 35metre-high and „UNESCO“ sculpture. Don´t miss attractive Olomouc fountains too.

It´s good to saty in Moravia for a couple of days and go from Olomouc to the south, Hodoním direction. I am sure you know Moravian wine (video). Look how it is made. In Moravian villages there are many wine cellars and you can taste, taste, taste… For example, discover cellars in Prušánky, Velké Bílovice, Čejkovice or Mutěnice villages.

 

Another tip: Tvarůžky (very aromatic cheese) confectioner´s shop in Olomouc

 

 

 

 

You will meet a lot of the Czechs on your way. The Cuechs like their country. They will be interested in talking about Czechia, its heritage and traditions with you (in Czech). Read how to get easy into the conversation.

 

Extra tip: You still don´t know where to go? Watch a video with the most interesting places in the Czech Republic.

 

And what places are the most attractive for you? Which ones do you like?

8. 8. 2017

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