Photogallery: CZ, Krkonose: Vrchlabi – A Town on the Elbe
CZ, Krkonose: Vrchlabi – A Town on the Elbe
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The famous town of the Krkonose mountain is situated at 477 m under the highest mountain of the Krkonose – Snezka (1603 m). The main landmarks of Vrchlabí is St Lawrence church and the four towers of Vrchlabi chateau. There is also a chateau park which belongs to the chateau and borders the city center. Everything is really close. When heading towards the church, you pass historical houses of original Krkonose architecture. Today there is a visitor's center, souvenir store, and The Krkonose Museum of Vrchlabi.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
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You ride down the hill to the valley. Surrounding you are green hills. White buildings of local automobile factory brighten you. These are the halls of Skoda car company. Since 2012, gearboxes have been produced there. However, we go further into the center. The main landmark in Vrchlabi is St Vavrinec church. Its belfry hardly fits within the lens cope of a camera.
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