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Panorama Ještěd

Liberec

The regional capital, a city with a population of over 100 000. The history of the city stretches back to sometime around 1352. By the beginning of the 19th century Liberec had become the second largest city in Bohemia behind Prague. It is currently undergoing major changes to the buildings in the city and the very attitude of the people living here. Certainly worth a visit are the zoo and botanic gardens, Centrum Babylon and its unique water park, the swimming pool and last but not least the dominant feature of the city – the restaurant on top of Ještěd Mountain. Spa guests might like to visit the Divadlo F.X. Šaldy or Naivní divadlo theatres or perhaps the Lípa or Varšava cinemas, all of which are found right in the centre of the city.

The Zoo

This is the oldest zoo in the Czech Republic. It specialises in breeding rare species of animals which are endangered in the wild. You will find 150 species of animal here from all over the world, the rarest of which are the white tigers and golden takins.

The Botanic Gardens

The oldest botanic gardens in the Czech Republic and a prominent place of culture and public education. The botanic gardens are of a high European standard and can boast excellent amenities.

Ještěd Mountain

Ještěd Mountain is the beautiful, dominant feature of the city of Liberec and a popular place for tourists and sportsmen and women. The restaurant and hotel at the summit of the mountain is quite a unique structure. It was built in the second half of the 1960s based on the designs of architect Karel Hubáček, who was awarded the Perret Award by the International Union of Architects for his efforts.

The Lidové sady viewing tower

This 35-metre high dominant feature of the Lidové sady district of the town has a total of 155 steps and is open all year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Regional Gallery

Here visitors can enjoy a permanent exhibition of Dutch painting from the 16th – 18th centuries, French landscape painting from the 19th century and a fine collection of 20th-century Czech art. Interesting temporary exhibitions.

The Museum of North Bohemia

The museum is home to an extensive collection of craft production that relates to the development of human civilisation, an exhibition dealing with the settlement of North Bohemia to 1918, an exhibition of natural science that familiarises visitors with the nature of the region and a variety of temporary exhibitions.

Centrum Babylon

This hub of shopping, social life and entertainment is popular throughout the Czech Republic thanks to the fact that it is quite unique. The multi-purpose complex is easily accessible from the motorway and is the first of its kind in the country. You will find practically everything you could imagine over its 25 000 m2.

The swimming pool

A recreation and relaxation centre that provides all the services you would expect of a swimming pool. Apart from swimming and sport, the complex provides facilities tailored towards active relaxation for all the family.

Tipsport aréna

A multi-functional complex in which culture and sport can be enjoyed in an entirely different, altogether more comfortable environment that meets the demands of the 21st century.

The "F. X. Šalda" Theatre

Two stages, three permanent theatre companies and almost 300 performances and 14 premičres every year.

The "Naivní divadlo" Theatre

This theatre currently stages performance of puppetry intended for children and young people. It is one of the professional puppet theatres in the Czech Republic.

The Lípa a Varšava cinemas

The Culture Centre

Jablonec nad Nisou

, an image opens in a new windowJablonec nad Nisou, with nearly 50 000 inhabitants, is the administrative, cultural, and sports-recreation centre of the Jizera Mountains. The first reference to Jablonec dates back to 1356, but the place was not permanently settled until the 16th century. Fundamental changes occurred in the development of the town in the 2nd half of the 17th century. It was at this time that glassmaking began its rapid development and proved that Jablonec had a favourable position from which to trade. Jablonec was elevated to market town status in 1808 and became a town in 1866 upon the decree of Emperor Franz Josef I. By that time Jablonec was trading with the whole world. And what is Jablonec like today? It is again a town of glassmaking and costume jewellery production, a town of sport and the gateway to the Jizera Mountains. What is here in the town to attract tourists?

The Muzeum of Glass and Costume Jewellery (Muzeum skla a bižuterie) and Galerie Belveder

The museum and its exhibition rooms present visitors with a selection from a unique collection of glass and metal costume jewellery and artistic jewellery from Jablonec that numbers hundreds of thousands of beads, buttons and other clothing accessories and a high quality collection of historic and contemporary Bohemian artistic glass.

The town theatre

The theatre ceremonially opened its doors on 21st September 1907. The town theatre (Městské divadlo) in Jablonec nad Nisou currently offers regular visitors eight subscription categories that focus on plays, music, fairytales for children, performances for students, opera, and ballet. There are more than two hundred performances at the theatre every year attended by around eighty thousand visitors. The most highly-valued part of the interior decoration is a set of 114 original Art Nouveau chandeliers and wall lights that have been preserved in sixteen different styles.

The Radnice 70 and Junior cinemas and the summer cinema (Letní kino)

The Radnice cinema has a capacity of 440 seats. It screens films twice a day and is equipped with a Dolby Digital sound system. It is one of the top 50 cinemas in the Czech Republic.

The swimming pool

At 25 metres in length and with 8 lanes this is roughly half the size of the pool in Liberec. Here too you will find water slides and a turbo slide, a wave machine, a wild river, whirlpool baths, a “water curtain” and massage jets. The pool is used for active relaxation and for medical and conditioning exercise, for swimming lessons and last but not least for sports club training. The swimming pool works together with the Swimming School (Plavecká škola) to offer exercise to pregnant women, senior citizens and diabetics.

The town athletics hall, the ice rink and athletics stadium, the football stadium

SPORT Jablonec nad Nisou, s. r. o. is a subsidiary of The Town of Jablonec nad Nisou (Město Jablonec nad Nisou) and was set up with the aim of operating sports facilities owned by The Town of Jablonec nad Nisou.

The dam

, an image opens in a new windowThe dam was built between 1906 and 1909 as part of a system of water resources on the tributaries of the River Nisa, the aim being to prevent the floods that regularly blighted the area of the Jizera Mountains. The dam lies at 513 metres above sea level and can hold three million cubic metres of water. This unique technical monument is the most attractive place for recreation in the town and its wider surroundings.

Created 8.2.2007 21:50:05 - updated 12.5.2017 11:24:59 | read 17784x | pospisil

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Lázně Libverda

The town Lázně Libverda is situated in the attractive area on the northern foothills of the Jizera mountains. At the moment the population is approximately 460 inhabitants. The town itself lies 424 metres above the sea level, on the boundary with Germany and Poland, and its area is 1320 hectares wide.

The town is surrounded by mixed forests which together with its location set its climate charakter. A Halley where the town is situated is closed by mount Smrk (1124 m). There can be found a part of a Nature reservation „Jizerské bučiny" and a natural commemoration "Klečoviště na Smrku". For its wonderful setting Lázně Libverda becomes one of the most impressive destinations.



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