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Krivoklat – another obligatory stop if you will for any real tourist. For couple of centuries the castle is a gem in the protected landscape area of Krivoklatsko. It offers many things to its visitors, year round. This year Krivoklat celebrates 900 years since the first written mention about it.
I get out of Pendolino on a beautifully renovatetrain station. This is how I imagine a gateway to the spa town - I wish there were all of them like this. From the station to the city center trolleybuses leave every twenty minutes. Its close by walk and I like to walk. Smaller houses gradually turn to magnificent villas and residences, the closer to the center, the more decorated.
The Dolni Vitkovice area became in 2002 a national cultural sight and it is very popular among public. For the last two years it has became the fourth most visited tourist destination in the Czech Republic. Industrial compound with high furnaces had been used for 170 years to produce iron. On the tour you can learn about the production, function of individual construction, and have authentic experience. Today on the place where coke, iron ore, and limestone, there goes a glass elevator. Instead of material it will take up you.
Jewish quarter should be a mandatory stop for tourists as well as for locals. Many Praguers pass it with their eyes closed forgetting, perhaps even realizing it, about priceless historic part of the city.
Drahanske Valley connects city district of Prague 8 – Dolni Chabry with the left bank of the Vltava river. To walkers it offers many places to enjoy, to bikers pretty tricky route.
Old buildings with arched portals are typical sight of Drevcice, a village near Prague. Across this very village St Wenceslas passed during his last ride to Brandys. There are many such edifices in the village. Local architecture will catch your attention. Despite they are truly enchanting, we are more interested in medieval fortress that was used to be known as Villa Dreucici.
We have already visited Kamenice in Central Bohemia. It was on the occasion of a visit to Stirin Chateau. There are however two chateaus in Kamenice. The other has the same name as the town – Kamenice.
Right now I have been sitting on a bench on a railroad station. I am waiting impatiently for our bus to get started on a direction to Istanbul. I will see it with my naked eye, finally! This magnificent city attracts every traveler looking forward to fabulous adventure!
There is a chateau, church and a village square with a large pub. Svojsice near Kolin do know how to appeal with its natural appearance. They are just what they are that’s why it is worth visiting it.
Few weeks ago we have visited the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. During our walks in streets of hundred towers, visits to various museums and landmarks or tasting good wine we decided to visit a water world. It’s a relative new sight in the beautiful metropolis.
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