Photogallery: CZ: Poděbrady - Short Break
CZ: Poděbrady - Short Break
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The city on the Elbe is known mainly from two perspectives - as a famous spa and a round tower typical of the local castle, which today is place for education. Even a short walk around the city, however, provide insight into the interesting nooks and feel the breath of history associated with the city, experience from which a man long kept in my heart. After all, they say - for the heart is Poděbrady town.
Text and photo: Jiří Výborný
A community of Poděbrady was originally, before the foundation of Bohemian State, a locality named as "pode brody" ("along fords") - as nearby Elbe-ford was placed there.
King Přemysl Ottokar II. let constructed a castle during 1262-1268, later changed and modernized it to more comfortable seat.
There are many reasons why to visit Podebrady, an ancient city on the Elbe. One of the reasons is the spa specializing on heart diseases and circulatory system.
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.
Last week we showed bit of the history and sights of Mlada Boleslav. Today, we see the main tourist attraction, a place where over 100 years cars have been produced. Yes, the destination is the Skoda car Museum.
Just over an hour's drive from Prague to the east you will find the beautiful city of Kutna Hora, whose center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Let us venture into our ideal day trip.
There are only a few cathedrals in the Czech Republic that can compete with Prague in their beauty. The Gothic temple of St. Barbora is one of them, the circumstances of the creation are, moreover, absolutely unique. Let's take a look at the cathedral now and then in the pictures and videos.
This rather small spa town makes variegation of Labe (Elbe) countryside.
We recommend you therefore, when you pass through, that it is worth to do a stop there.
Kynžvart Spa is located less than ten kilometres from Marienbad. With its more important neighbor, this city, which is without fountains, palatial houses and colonnades, is in complete contrast.
The place, with each right Czech person does not connect with anything other than a car manufacturer Škoda. Winged arrow and hundreds of colourful cars that just rolled off the production line, they are no longer visible from the highway in the direction to Liberec.
This time we will take you out of city, but not too far from it. We will take you to the junction of two rivers - the Elbe and Cidlina, but also to the place, that has, God knows why, irresistible charm.
Poděbrady returns to its past glory of the First Republic time. At least it everything suggests. Compared to previous years this city greatly revived. It is full of people, full of fun and places where it is possible to go.
Štiřín, part of Kamenice, is the village situated close to the much better-known Velké Popovice, famous for its beer Velkopopovický kozel. But even in Štiřín it is possible to have a good local beer. Brewers in a family atmosphere of Štiřínská stodola (barn) recently started with producing of their own beer called Magnát.
In Nehvizdy a small town, a baroque church is bathing under the sun. It is dedicated to St Wenceslaus and it tries to catch your attention. Another interesting thing about this place are events that had happened here during the Second World War, because in Nehvizdy a period of repressions caused by Heydrich’s assassination began.
Sometimes we have to drive or fly many kilometers just to see interesting historical sights and sometimes it happens that we discover a historical landmark just round the corner.
In the town Chleby near Nymburk in the Region of Central-Bohemia, there is a zoo of the same name. It is easily accessible from Prague by car, mostly thanks to near the D11 highway.
This is another from Central Bohemian towns which will probably grow into a beauty. But at this moment it looks rather as if a bomb went off there.
There are only a few cathedrals in Bohemia that can compete with St Vitus cathedral in Prague. Yo...
Today we take a look to Kutna Hora, the downtown of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ar...
The spa famous in the First Republic era specializes to heart diseases and circulatory system cam...
Hydroelectric power station on the River Elbe in the spa town of Podebrady began operation in 191...