Tips for trips
There is a mountain state in the southwest United States. It is known for beautiful nature, high mountains, ghost towns, important scientific institutions, and developed agriculture. If you guessed Colorado you are right!
Today we take a look inside another interesting theme park. We leave the United States to move over the ocean to the Old Continent.
When the Creator was giving he was particularly generous to the south Moravians. Thus, they could call their land the “land of wine.” He gave them the most sun in the Czech lands as well as warm climate doing good to grapes but bolstering recreational activities as well – for instance at Vranovska dam, Brnenska dam or on the lakes near Palava. So what waits here for visitors? Great Moravian landmarks, castles, chateaus, sacral buildings, great works of engineering, border fortresses, and beautiful places in nature. There is no coincidence in south Moravia being the second most interesting locality for tourists right next to Prague.
After a while, we return to the village of Cicmany famous for its painted timbered houses. In 1977, this was the reason behind declaring it a folk architecture reserve. However, this is not the only interesting thing about this village near the Strazovske Vrchy.
When I have learned recently that Lonely Planet declared Brno the least interesting city in the Czech Republic I couldn’t understand. Then I realized that it was good they said it after all. Had crowds of tourists been going there every day as they go to Prague it would soon loose its magic. Brno is a city of universities, fun, culture and many small, lovely places. The turning clock in the shape of a male genitalia from which a small glass ball falls out every hour. Smoking road signs are really to be found only here… New York Times was much more smarter. They put Brno on the list of 52 places where to go in 2016!
There is much interesting about the capital of the Czech Republic. There are many landmarks and historical streets. The history truly walked through the city. There is, however, another perspective from which you can see Prague. Vltava boat cruises are available all year round. On every cruise there is an interesting lecture on landmarks including information you perhaps haven’t heard before.
There is the renaissance chateau of Breznice near the mining town of Pribram. Its history is deep and rich. There are several tours for the visitors. Yet they can also take a break in the park or the zwinger garden. The café at cheau is also a nice spot to sit down and relax.
Last week we set off to explore Slovensky Raj, the area between Smizany and Cingov villages. This part of the trail goes across meadows, forest paths and roads. However, there was greater challenge ahead. Prulom Hornadu is area known for is know climbing irons and safety chains.
Today we visit the district of Puchov with the newest spas, water reservoir, forest and beautiful nature. In case you guessed Nimnica as our point of interest, you were right.
What unusual is happening at this castle? It is simply haunted. Do you know already? Krakovec castle is well-known for Knight Brtnik of Brtnik, a character from a movie. However, the castle was built in the deep forests near Rakovnik more than 600 years ago. It also played a role in the life of important historical characters such as Jan Hus.
Summer is getting closer. It is the best time for tourism. We take you to a paradise, a Slovakian one actually. We start our trek in Smizany village. There also starts a nature trail.
After a while we go again to the republic of Steiermark situated in the southeast of Austria. Recently, a new tourist trail was opened (950 km long). It takes you from the glacier to vine-growing regions.
HOTEL Chateau BERCHTOLD is situated near Prague in the fabulous land of Lada. Its name comes from the noble Berchtold family. They owned the chateau at the turn of the 20th century. In 2005, a complete reconstruction and revitalization of the chateau began. It transformed the compound to a place where interesting events take place. Especially families with children are fond of the chateau for its family atmosphere and delicious food.
We can describe Banska Bystrica easily – mining history and the Slovakian National Uprising. Since time immemorial has been the history of Banska Bystrica tied to mining – mostly silver and copper.
Spirit of true genius will remain around Zelena hora at Zdar nad Sazavou unless a church which stands there is removed. It is the embodiment of the spirit of bold, talented architect Jan Blazej Santini Aichel.
Today we move to Slovakia’s third largest city to learn about its beauties, sights and interesting facts. It is situated in the region which gave it its name. The city is also famous for the Shroud of Turin. Last but not least, the city is the place from where you enter diverse region of Saris. Maybe you have guessed what this article is about. Yes, it is Presov.
Many water surfaces make south Bohemia fabled. The region of Blatna is no exception. Today we go to Blatna. It and Cervena Lhota are among the most beautiful noble mansions around. The chateau is not solely the destination of the tourists. There is also an English-style park.
About 3 kilometers from Roznava town there is Betliar, a fabulous small village. There is the most visited chateau in southeast Slovakia and also beautiful nature park the history of which began in the 18th century.
The bike season is about to start. It is about the highest time to take out your bike from the garage or basement. Wash it, oil it, pump the air into the tire and set of for an adventure. Those who love to explore the world on bike there are couple of interested theme trails in Austria.
It was fortunate for the nature around the Novohradske Mountains that people had little chance to change it in the last centure. This remote mountain range raises up to 1000 meters and German-speaking settlers lived there. However, after the WWII they were displaced. Moreover, the borderline regions became inaccessible. Once we omit the cruel thing of displacing former inhabitants, then nature benefited. Deep forests, clean air, nature untouched by the men. And still, after 25 years not many tourists have discovered this area, unlike Sumava.
One beautiful day we came into conclusion to climb one of the Tatranian shields. Therefore, we travelled to Strbske Pleso lake and from there we set off for the Salisko summit.
In the south of Bohemia (about 17 kilometers away from Jindrichuv Hradec) where beautiful nature meets romance there is one fabulous place Cervena Lhota which is a water castle. It is situated on a small rock island in the middle of a pond. Only the stone bridge connects it with the land.
Today we would like to invite you for a nice spring walk. We visit Rusovc, a borough of Bratislava. There is a mansion, archeological excavation site (Gerulata) and beautiful nature.
Its unique defense mechanism allowed it to quickly flood moats around the castle and also turn dirt into mud. The castle drained water from the Uhlava and therefore Svihov became basically impenetrable fortress. Let’s see this unique and greatly designed structure, well at least what has remained of it. Yet it is still awesome.
The capital of Austria is full of attractions interesting for tourists. The Natural History Museum is one of them. Former residence of the Habsburgs is where the museum resides today – Hofburg palace complex.
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