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CZ: The Beskydy
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In the eastern part of the Czech Republic, along the border with Poland and the Slovak Republic stretches extensive Carpathian Mountains. On the Czech side are the Beskydy, the Moravian and Silesian part of the Carpathians, the highest peak is Lysá Mountain (1323 m above sea level). The most visited places include Pustevny and the statue of the pagan god Radegast, a pilgrimage site at the top of Radhošť or the Wallachian Museum in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm. On the Wallachian meadows that surround the village of Gruň you can still find scattered mountain chalets.
Text: Monika Babická
Photos: Matouš Vinš, Monika Babická
Let's say goodbye to winter today. Most of the famous Beskydy trips lead to the top of the mountains, not only families with children but will appreciate the beautiful educational circuit through a picturesque landscape of pastures, forests and scattered mountain settlements. In addition, part of the journey is lined with colorful pictures intended mainly for children.
The small Moravian-Silesian town of Frenštát pod Radhoštěm is not a metropolis, but it still attracts tourists from all over the Czech Republic. It serves as a great starting point for the surrounding mountains. After all, it lies in the very heart of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains, right next to the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area. A great program is taken care of throughout the year. Whether it's hiking and cycling - both are widely run here from spring to autumn, or great winter sports in the form of many slopes and cross-country trails. The railway also leads to Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, so even without a car you can get here comfortably.
Roznov pod Radhostem, a picturesque town is one of these places you fall in love with instantly. And if not instantly than sooner than later. Between the 18th century and the WWII it was a climatic spa. It slowly returns to this tradition in the present.
The legends say that Radegast lived on the summit of Radhost since time immemoriam. He was pagan god of sun, war, and victory. Today, Radhost, a 1192 meter mountain, still remains a place of pilgrimage. There is a beautiful church on its top. This and the vista are sure worth the hike.
This year we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the most significant Slovak architects Dusan Samuel Jurkovic. In today's article we will remind you of him by visiting unique buildings made by him and also we will tell you something on his life.
A little and at first to notice village in the Beskydy has become increasingly popular among holidaymakers from the Ostrava region and elsewhere. Beautiful nature and easy accessibility motivates people to travel there.
Not so long ago, when a tourist got into Ostrava it was rather a coincidence. Mining and heavy industry was what the city lived of. One was afraid to roam in some district even during daylight. However, the city lives with culture today, there are many interesting sights, and growing number of young people who start new ambitious projects.
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.
Ostrava is a place, where life is not simple and where the pollution is worse in EU. Despite that local people love this city and they do not miss any moment to fight for it. To Praguers are some Ostravians, and there are a lot of them, particularly allergic.
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Industrial compound of the former Vitkovice steel works became a national cultural landmark n 200...
The Beskydy Mountains are a great place for excursions. Most tourists head to the top of the moun...