Clarion Grandhotel Zlaty Lev
Liberec, 460 01
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Located in the Czech countryside and perched atop a sandstone ridge, the 14th-century castle of Frýdštejn is a popular tourist attraction with its charming historical atmosphere and panoramic views of the surrounding towns from its high tower. Open from May to October, it offers visitors a peak into the medieval era of the castle when Hussites, fugitives, marauders, deserters and other criminals hid here from their hunters and royal authorities. Owned and maintained by the village of Frýdštejn, it is a must visit if you are history enthusiast touring the region.
Jizera Mountains, also known as Izera Mountains, are truly the pride of Czech Republic. This rugged mountain range spans the borders of Czech Republic and Poland, and is undoubtedly a paradigm of nature's resplendence and splendor. Several rivers originate from these mountains, which includes the beautiful river Jizera. The highest part of this range is Wysoka Kopa, which lies at an altitude of 1,127 meters (3,698 feet). This place is the ultimate destination for winter sports like downhill skiing and snowmobiling.
Located atop a hill and surrounded by a dense forest near the town of Chotyně, the Grabštejn castle is a fine historical monument which has been carefully restored to its former glory and turned into a tourist attraction. Dating back to the 13th Century, this Gothic buildings is decorated with rich Renaissance style furnishings on its interior and the walls and ceilings adorned by interlaced motifs of animals, heraldic and figural motifs. The St. Barbara chapel inside the castle is arguably its most famous attraction.
Dating back to the 15th Century, the Zamek Sychrov is a magnificent castle built on the lines of the Gothic style of architecture. Adorned with beautiful facades, the castle houses within itself awe-inspiring French portraits and royal furnishings that would surely entice you. Besides that, the castle also holds a park in its premises which is neatly manicured so as to retain its archaic beauty. This park is home to a number of concerts, gigs and live musicals. Apart from that, the castle hosts private functions, corporate events and weddings in its premises.
Lemberk Castle is nestled at the center of Lusatian Mountains in the city of Jablonné v Podještědí. It was built in the 12th Century by Markvartic dynasty. The remains of the castle include only the white cylindrical tower from the original castle. The castle is open for visitors on public holidays in the months of April and October.
Smrk, also known as Smrek, is a majestic mountain situated in the Liberec Region of Poland. It is located near the outskirts of the town of Lázně Libverda in Czech Republic, and is the highest mountain of the Jizera mountain range. Owing to this fact, it is often hailed as 'The King of the Jizera mountains'. It has a height of 1,124 meters (3,688 feet), and its peak provides sweeping panoramic views of Mount Sněžka. The awe-inspiring Lusatian Highlands can also be seen looming in the distance from here. The ancient Tabulový kámen stone monument adorns the summit. Don't give this place a miss if you love adventure sports and outdoors!
St. Johanniskirche is a prominent religious sight and a cultural venue in Zittau. This 13th-century church has kept an essence of its original charm with various renovations in the past. The church is the center of attraction in the city as it is also a major venue with classical and entertainment concerts, and exhibitions.
Perched atop a hill surrounded by dense forests on the outskirts of Turnov, the Valdštejn Castle is a popular attraction among tourists for its rich history and picturesque location. Dating back to the medieval ages, the castle was occupied by noble families and robber barons, and has a pilgrimage church located in it. Its interiors are well preserved and beautifully furnished, and a definite must see for history enthusiasts visiting the region.
Zittau Mountains are a part of the magnificent Lusatian mountain range. They dominate the skyline of Saxon-Bohemian Borderlands, and are known for their sheer beauty and resplendence. The loftiest mountain of these highlands is the awe-inspiring Mount Lausche, which has a height of 792.6 meters (2600 feet). At present, this site is a part of the renowned Zittau Mountains Nature Park, and is an important natural habitat for diverse flora and fauna. Don't give this place a miss at any cost if you love adventure and outdoors!
Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche Großschönau accounts for being one of the popular and prominent attractions of the city. The church's claim to fame is its rich history and it being the second largest church in the state. Built in the early 18th century, the church houses three galleries that are ornamented with beautiful frescoes and paintings by respected artists. The major crowd-puller is the altarpiece that explicates "Christ's resurrection" and is admired for its intricate art work. The church can welcome about 2000 worshipers at a time and holds many community events, musical evenings by gospel bands and so on.
Located on the outskirts of Libošovice, the Kost Castle is a major historical landmark and a popular tourist attraction dating back to the 14th Century. Constructed for the Wartenberg noble family, it features remarkable medieval architecture with a trapezoid layout and a defense tower to protect the castle against catapult attacks. Today, it welcomes visitors during the months of April to October with special appointments required for visits in the off season. It also the venue for many local art exhibitions, concerts, performances and other cultural events. A must visit for history and architecture enthusiasts!
Located close the Polish-Czech border, Szrenica is a 1,362 meters (4,469 feet) high mountain peak popular for its ski runs and hiking trails. Chair lifts and ski lifts are available here and the top offers stunning views of the surrounding regions.