Orlické Mountains - Czech republic
Orlické Mountains are situated on the border with Poland and Czech Republic, in north-east Bohemia. The highest point is Velká deštná (1115 m). Metuje, Bělá and Divoká (Wild) Orlice rivers flow through these mountains. For this area is typical national architecture and many monuments. Part of Orlické Mountains was declared as Protected Natural Area in 1969.
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.
An inconspicuous city at the foot of the Orlicke Mountains, famous for its lace technique and skilled women, whose numbers have fallen rapidly since the time of fame. Interest in lace also fell. The lace museums here will guide you through the centuries-old tradition of lace-making, and when you're lucky, you can find lace festivals or the International Lace Makers Gathering. Yes, there are two museums in Vamberk due to social changes. We will visit Vamberk at the Na Vyhlídce cottage, at the crossroads of hiking trails.
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.
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.
If you want to see how a life in fairy tale looks like head to the Julincino Valley and Hamernice village in the Orlické Mountains, near Rokytnice. There is an unforgettable walk along the river Ricek in the beautiful countryside and between the timbered buildings.
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.
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.
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.
Lanškroun town is one of the largest towns in the Region of Pardubice and, at the same time, is a significant center of industry.
Častolovice is a picturesque town situated in East Bohemia, located close to Orlické Mountains, in an altitude of 268 metres above sea level, in eastern direction from Hradec Králové, and 35 kilometres distant from Pardubice. Thanks to its position, rich cultural and social life and sightseeings, Častolovice is a frequent target of many visitors.