Photogallery: Chotyně: Castle Grabštejn
Chotyně: Castle Grabštejn
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In the north of the Czech Republic, a few kilometers from the German and Polish borders, there is a national cultural monument Grabštejn Castle. There is also a chateau, which is inaccessible to the public, it serves the Czech Army as a training center for cynology. The dominating feature of the castle is the circular tower and the outlook is part of each sightseeing tour. The pride of the local castle is the Chapel of St. Barbara with its rich paintings and original Gothic sculpture of linden wood. Barbara - the patroness of miners, which, like the castle, has undergone a gradual reconstruction. In the cellar you will find an exhibition of torture chamber or wine cellar.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
Let's visit Liberec, one of most industrial centres of the Czech Republic!
The Liberec Region lies in the north of the country, on the border with Germany and Poland. The town of Liberec is also the regional center and natural center of the region. Although it is the second smallest region in its area, it has played a large role in Czech history, especially when creating trade routes.
Liberec is another important stop in our tour de Bohemia. A university city is famous and infamous for the world championship in cross-country skiing. It is a historical place completely independent on its surrounding.
Under Certova Mountain in the Giant Mountains, the mountain town of Harrachov is situated on the Mumlava River. The owner of the local estate - Count Jan Harrach - brought the first skis to Bohemia in the 19th century and the first winter sports took place here soon.
Another almost obligatory stop in the Macha’s land is Ceska Lipa. Its historical center is located on the riverside of the Ploucnice.
We recommend you Semerink as a great place for a family vacation. Families with small children especially or even beginning skiers will enjoy the vast ski resort of Severak with easy slopes and many ski tows. The slopes are well maintained. There are many trails to chosoe from and to combine. Especially these are great for little children or easy-skiers. Mild slopes, and relatively short slopes are nothing fancy for experienced skiers.
If you consider yourselves fans of winter weather, you can finally after a long time enjoy true winter in the Czech Republic. Moreover, cross-country skiing is great and we recommend you a trek in the Jizerske Mountains. You would be headed from Horni Polubne to Bedrichov. This trek is of middle-difficulty. It is from 24 to 30 kilometres long (depending on what trail you choose). So how to do this?
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