Tips for trips
Although the Trenčín region is not one of the largest regions in Slovakia, it offers a number of excursion destinations.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Many monuments, museums and open-air museums of military technology have been built over the past decade to commemorate this dark event in our history. They want to remind us not only of the destruction and casualties caused by the war, but also of the victory.
To the glory of the church and as a thank you for protection against the danger of epidemics or war conflicts, monuments were erected in the most honorable places of cities. Today we will stop at the more ostentatious ones, they will fascinate us with their beauty and monumentality. But do we know their past and do we know why they decorate our square today?
A tip for a pleasant afternoon walk can be a visit to the interesting Bukovina Arboretum. It is located near the village of Sedmihorky on the Hruboskalská rock plateau. The Golden Trail of the Bohemian Paradise leads through the rock town, along which it is also possible to go and visit more interesting places in the area.
One week later, we return again to the Trnava region, more precisely to the surroundings of Skalice. We will visit the popular tourist boat route, we will also go to the unique car racetrack and end the walk through this region on the wine (cycle) road.
Near Bystřice nad Pernštejnem on the eastern edge of the Vysočina region, today we will visit the picturesque landscape around the Bobrůvka and Libochovka rivers. Ruins, ponds and majestic rocks await us.
Last week we wrote about the history of construction and the symbolism of plague columns in Europe, today we will focus on these sights in Slovakia. Marian columns are the largest here. These are typical of a depiction of the Virgin Mary with a child or a statue of the Immaculate Conception (Immaculate Conception) on top of them.
As summer approaches, more and more of us set out on new experiences during our free days. The quarantine is gradually being released, offering more and more opportunities to spend time. This weekend we will look at Nové Město pod Smrkem, which is located in the Liberec region. The city lies in the Jizera Mountains, almost on the border with Poland. There are historic churches, a museum and a mausoleum. However, tourists usually come here for more sporting activities. And so it is with us.
Last week we learned about the Trnava region from a height, we invited you to nature and visited a medieval ruin. Today we are going for a walk through exceptional cities.
Near the village of Nedvědice stands one of our most impressive Gothic castles, in the Middle Ages the main seat of the influential lords of Pernštejn. Let's go to it together and take a look at the completed generous reconstruction of its gardens.
In times when we can't go exploring other cultures, it may come in handy to look around. We realize that even in the past, people have had to deal with the pitfalls of diseases that have greatly affected the running of society. Evidence of this are the monuments expressing gratitude. One of these monuments, which we may have perceived in recent years only as meeting points, are the plague columns.
If you are just looking around, limited by the impossibility of traveling abroad, where it would be nice to spend a few days of vacation, we have a good tip for you - Zatec, a city of hops and beer on the river Ohře, is a cozy small town with many tourist attractions and attractions, one very friendly hotel and a luxury bike path along the Ohře River.
After visiting Trnava last week, today we will set out to explore the surroundings of the picturesque region. We will visit natural places in the form of protected areas, reservations and areas, medieval gems and we will not miss the views from above of this beautiful part of Slovakia.
Even if the castle did not stand on Mount Trosky, it would in itself be a great attraction for tourists. It is a 488 meter high volcano with two cones created by erupting lava. Today, these cones are called Virgo and Baba. The former is younger but taller (even with a tower 518 meters above sea level).
Approximately 50 kilometers southwest of Krakow lies the almost 20,000-strong town of Wadowice, famous as the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla, later Pope John Paul II. Today we will not only follow in the footsteps of the Pope, but also look into history.
The peat bog Červené blato located in the melancholic landscape of the Třeboň Basin is an ideal place for a spring trip to nature. At times you will feel like you are in the Nordic taiga, the place also has an interesting history associated with the nearby glassworks in Jiříkov údolí.
The Trnava region is located in the western part of the Slovak Republic. The area is the second smallest, but it offers more than enough tourist attractions. Lovers of history can take a tour of Trnava, for those who like spa, we recommend a visit to Piešťany, Velký Meder or Galanta, for gourmets and lovers of specific architecture Skalice and for pilgrims is definitely a picturesque stop Šaštín-Stráže.
These days we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. One of the most important milestones in our history is remembered through a visit to the Polish city of Auschwitz, which is located at the mouth of the river Soly to the Vistula in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
Our last stop in the Bratislava region will be the Marianka pilgrimage site and the Little Carpathian medieval gem - Červený Kameň Castle. We will also visit the breathtaking lookout tower and recommend a family bike trip.
Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel? We do, and Bezděz Castle as well, will open its gates to the public on May 25. We will have to follow certain rules, but we do not mind.
After visiting the famous brewery, today we will head to the town of Żywiec itself. This city of 30,000 is an ideal starting point for hiking in the Western Beskydy Mountains, it also offers recreation at the picturesque Żywiec Dam and attractive sights with an engaging history.
Years ago, Brdce was thought of as a suitable place for an American radar base, but attention then turned to Břízkovec above the Padrť ponds. Fortunately, these plans came to fruition and we can now enjoy beautiful nature in Brdy.
Last week we went to explore the Slovak regions. The first of them was Bratislavský, which, despite its relatively small area, offers a number of interesting tips for trips. Today we will continue his visit and we will go to one unusual street and to nature.
Not far from Pernštejn Castle, along the Svratka River, lies the town of Doubravník. At first glance, you will be fascinated by the majestic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and there is plenty to discover in the area. Let's go to Doubravník together now.
This time we will set out to explore southern Poland, more precisely the city of Żywiec, which lies at the confluence of the rivers Koszarawa and Soła in the Silesian Voivodeship. We start in a local brewery founded in 1856, which produces one of the most famous beers in Poland.
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.