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CZ: Orlicke Mountains – Julincino Valley and Hamlet Hamernice
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The Julincino valley and the hamlet of Hamernice have fairy tale like feeling. You will walk through the valley of the stream, between the timbered cabins, along the ridges of the Orlince Mountains and enjoy the view from the lookout tower Anna. If you want to learn a bit on a war history, go see the famous fortress Hanicka. It is beautiful there any time in the year. You will enjoy colorful nature around you.
If you like beautiful, remote places spiced by interesting past and present there is one I am going to tell you about today. The place is called Neratov situated in the Orlicke Mountains. Neratov has a temple with unique roof of glass.
Let's start with a riddle: do you know a city that has its main square named after a literary figure? You may remember that the Kadaň embankment is named after Maxips Fík, in Pilsen the streets have figures from Quick Arrows and several towns and villages did not resist recessive ideas and paid tribute to Jár Cimrman. But the central square named after a literary figure has only the charming East Bohemian Dobruška: F. L. Věka Square and then the town of Trutnov - Krakonoš Square.
If you are planning to make a trip to the eastern part of the Orlicke Mountains, you should definitely stop in a beautiful town at the foot of the mountains. There you will find traditional architecture and beautiful countryside.
At the confluence of the Ticha Orlice and Trebovka, right on the main railway line from Prague to the east of the Czech Republic, you will find a beautiful town of Usti nad Orlici. Its main feature is a Baroque square with arcades and a unique railway station.
At the foothills of the Orlické Mountains, visit the small town of Vamberk, which is famous for its bobbin lace. Perhaps you will be amused that one of its district goes by the name Peklo (Hell). Also, the mummy, which you may in the Broumov Monastery, comes from this place.
Parked cars with Prague license plates at ancient trees is a thing that you would see if you had travelled in summer to Kacerov (15 km from Rychnov nad Kneznou). In the following season, Kacerov becomes a solitary place. I love it for one concrete location – a church and its cemetery.
A small quiant town on the confluence of the Bela and the Divoka Orlice rivers boast an historic object of immense value, both historic and artistic. We talk about Castolovice Chateau and its vast English-style park, chateau animal pen, and a perserve with fallow deer. Be ready to spend an entire day on the residence of the House of Sternberk.