Photogallery: CZ, Rychnov nad Kněžnou – Karel Poláček and the Kolowrat Dynasty
CZ, Rychnov nad Kněžnou – Karel Poláček and the Kolowrat Dynasty
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The Church of the Holy Trinity, the bell tower with one of the oldest bells in Bohemia and the Baroque complex of Kolowrat Castle are historically the most valuable buildings in the city. You can visit all of them with a guide and transfer to the beginning of the 17th century. A local native and author of the novel There were five of us - the writer Karel Poláček - also left his mark in Rychnov. The sculptural group, the memorial and the Poláček's Summer Theater Festival bear his name.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
The town located in the Hradec Králové region on the river Kněžná is associated with several historically significant names. The author of the novel There Were Five of Them comes here - the writer Karel Poláček, the composer Jiří Rychnovský, Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová wrote the famous Domestic Cookbook here and the Kolowrat family owns and manages one of the largest Baroque complexes in Bohemia - the Kolowrat Castle.
When young Count Ervin Kinsky lost his fondness of former chateau, now called Stary Zamek, he intended to built a representative residence for the family. The construction of Novy Zamek took place between the years 1829-1833. The old Baroque-style chateau with two stories is separated from the gardens by royal road. It has remained the seat of the dominion.
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.
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.
A small town near Rychnov nad Kneznou is not known by many. Local area is crossed by the Divoka Orlice River. Nobility built chateaus in the past in the area. Doubdleby town also features a chateau adorned by countless sgrafitti ornaments.
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.
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.
Not far from Hradec Kralove, there lies a town famous for its unique carving - the Probost´s mechanical nativity scene. This national cultural monument can be found in the Museum of Nativity Scenes in Trebechovice, in a newer house built in the corner of the square. The nativity scene was refurbished in between the years 2015 and 2016 to keep it operational. And it is operational. Every day of the week except Monday.
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.
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.
First time I got into Hradec was when taking pictures in the Orlicke Mountains. It fell in love with the city instantly. I get off my car, looked at the First-Republic houses facades, looked at faces of several people and I knew that I wasn’t here for the last time.
This regional city is an honor to its region. It is really a gem among the cities. Or, at least, it seems to be.
The English-style castle park was founded in the 19th century and the Renaissance chateau in the ...
An Empire-style structure from the first half of the 19th century which now houses a chateau cafe...
The little town of Vamberk is located in the foothills of the Orlicke Mountains. Have you hea...
In the eastern part of the OrlickéeMountains is the picturesque town of Rokytnice, traditional co...
They speak of Hradec Kralove as of the saloon of the republic. About 90 thousand people live in H...