Photogallery: CZ, Jablonec nad Nisou – The Town of Glass and Fashion Jewellry
CZ, Jablonec nad Nisou – The Town of Glass and Fashion Jewellry
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At the foothills of the Jizerske Mountains there is a town famous for fashion jewellry, the river of Nisa which inspired the name of the town. Also, there is Mseno dam which is a great place for vacation all year long. The center of the town consists of three squares featuring interesting structures. There are several glass and fashion jewellry museums. Glass products made by local glassmakers are to be bought everywhere around here. Jablonec nad Nisou has its own lookout tower named the same as Prague Petrin Tower. The vantage point with the tower and a hotel is situated on town's souther edge. The vista from here allows you to see the Jizerske Mountains and the Krkonose in good visibility.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
The southern regions of the Bohemian Paradise have been already explored by us. Today our jorney continues. Let's introduce you to the last part we don't know about yet – the north.
Welcome to our latest addition of our tour across the Bohemian Paradise. This time we go southeast off Turnov. We are about to see beautiful rock towns surrounded by the Bohemian Paradise. We will fallow a red tourist trail dubbed the Golden Trail of the Bohemian Paradise.
This mountain small town, situated in Liberec Region, is very popular with its railway bridge, sledge sporting line and genuin Pivrnec Pub.
Many people are confused with Turnov and Trutnov and awake at the moment they arrive to a place remote from Turnov about 70 kilometers, where Trutnov lies.
Inconspicuous arrow on a freeway heading to Liberec will take you to an unusual place, to Sychrov, a state owned castle. However, there are some tourist signs and bike trails leading to the place you would like for sure.
Liberec is another important stop in our tour de Bohemia. A university city is famous and infamous for the world championship in cross-country skiing. It is a historical place completely independent on its surrounding.
Bohamian Paradise is very popular. People like to return here. This area is situated about 80 kilometers northeast of Prague and is protected nature area (CHKO) established in 1955. It is the very first protected nature area in the former Czechoslovakia. CHKO Bohemian Paradise was founded because of unique rocky towns so they would be preserved for the future generations. Apart from rocky towns, there is peace and quiet, amazing lakes, and many historic landmarks waiting for your visit.
Do you wonder where to spend an Advent weekend? Should you be near the Krkonose mountains or somewhere around, visit the quiant village of Ponikla. There are two amazing places close to each other. You will feel the amazing historic atmosphere of the life of our ancestors who lived a harsh life in the mountains. You will learn what they did, what worries and joys they experienced. You will learn that te life was often complicated but locals knew how to enjoy it.
Let's visit Liberec, one of most industrial centres of the Czech Republic!
Hurá to Liberec, to visit a dam, upstairs to the hill and downstairs - to drink a glass of beer, to taste good ice-cream or to go to the ZOO Park.
In the compounds of the farmhouse built in the early 18th century during the encounter with different traditions and customs of our ancestors. The farm is therefore visited for exhibition of remaining building as well as for a good venue for old Czech customs. During the winter, before hailing the spring, it is the carnival which brings here the locals, neighbors and people from the surrounding area to celebration.
Today in the former tourist inn and a prison building with courtyard, there are many knowledge to learn, lots of collections and specimens that are valuable in terms of values and history, but also a lot of educated people. We are in the building of the Museum of the Bohemian Paradise in Turnov.
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