CZ, Stříbro – A Town of Miners and Beautiful Sights – VIDEO
The town of Stříbro near Pilsen is one of the important medieval towns and offers many interesting sights and beautiful surrounding nature. Let's go to him together on a full moon night, which underlined the atmosphere of the place.
Stříbro is located on the main railway line from Pilsen to Cheb and can be easily reached by direct express from Prague. The D5 motorway to Bavaria is close by.
Historically, the city was founded on the trade route between Nuremberg and Prague. The first mention of a mining settlement in its place appears in records from 1183. The foundations of the town were laid by King Wenceslas I on a rocky promontory above the river Mže.
In 1253 in Stříbro the Lords of Švamberk founded a Minorite monastery, which has been preserved to this day and serves mainly the needs of the City Museum. Thanks to silver mining, the village quickly grew and became rich and in 1263 promoted Přemysl Otakar II. Silver on the city with extensive rights.
Be sure to start your visit at the local square, which is surrounded by beautiful historic houses. Its dominant feature is the unique Renaissance town hall with a sgraffito facade. In the middle of the square stands a plague column from the second half of the 18th century.
Stop by in the Church of All Saints with a unique tower on which you can ascend and get a beautiful view of the city and its surroundings.
It is also worth mentioning the stone bridge over the river Mže with a bridge gate. It was built between 1555–1560 by builder Benedikt Volch from Ferrol and served as the main access route to the city from Pilsen and Prague.
The area around the city has a lot to offer to hikers. At Infoglobe, we have already presented a beautiful trail along the Mže from nearby Svojšín. You can also go to Vlčí hora and Volfštejn Castle, a popular destination is the dam Hracholusky. Follow the blue trail - and part of the Way of St. James - along the Úhlavka to Kladruby with a unique Benedictine monastery.
Everybody knows Pilsner Urquell beer. This bottom-fermented lager was invented in the Kingdom of Bohemia half-way between Prague and Regensburg, Germany. It was founded in the city famous for Skoda locomotives, the tallest church tower in the Czech Republic, and the second largest synagogue in Central Europe. Plzen was declared the European capital of culture for 2015. It truly deserves the title. Lets join us to see what is waiting for us here!
I like to discover places in the Czech Republic that are rather forgotten. Even better off high season. In the spring mood I went to the beautiful valley of the river Mze near Stříbro and in the video I will transfer you there for a while.
Přeštice will probably forever be associated with the Přeštice pig, which was bred here, but the history of the town on the river Úhlava dates back to St. Adalbert. It is also an ideal starting point for trips around the southern Pilsen region.
Today, Lochotín is by most visitors to Pilsen associated with the area of botanical and zoological gardens, eventually with an amphitheater, but the area has a much more interesting history associated mainly with spa.
Zavírka and Linkův Cross are among the most mysterious places in the Brdy, which are associated with many legends. In winter you can also get to Zavírka on cross-country skis and the mysterious Link Cross will be best sought during the period of vegetation calm, so both places are ideal tips for a winter trip to Brdy.
The small town is situated in southwestern Bohemia near Pilsen and became famous as the birthplace of the most famous Bohemian saint. However, it is worth coming here because of other sights and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
On the border of the Šumava Nature Park and the Kochánov Nature Park you can find a village called Javorná next to the main road from Klatovy to Železná Ruda. Stop for a moment at the local church of st. Anna with unique shingle towers or Javorna straight as a great base for walking and cycling around.