In one of my visits to the Czech Republic, I visited the city of Liberec, which is located northeast of Prague. Go there by car or a bus of about an hour in total, so it is quite possible from Prague go for a couple of days. Although not said that the city must see, in Prague is much more attractions and entertainment. Rather other Czech cities are suitable for those travelers who already has exhausted Prague for himself and wants to travel around the country, see something else.
Impressions of the city of Liberec
Liberec is a small city, only 100 thousand people. But in the Czech Republic with its scale, it is the 6th in size. Therefore, as I said at the beginning post, it is better to include it in the route of a round trip around the Czech Republic or on the way to Germany, and not separately to visit, as an independent an object. To make you understand, all the sights of Liberz can bypass in 2-3 days (what to see in the city).
It is difficult for me to compare it with other cities since I was only in Prague, Brno, and a couple of very small towns. Me personally Liberec liked, beautiful and cozy. It does not feel that he is a tourist, although travelers are there, of course, there is simply no mass tourist and crowds in general. Even on the eve of Christmas was not a flea market on the main square, as it was in that same Prague.
But speaking of pleasant impressions, I can only say so downtown. It is as it should be in the old city. the usual understanding of the tourist: the narrow cobbled streets, the town hall neo-renaissance, catholic cathedral, cafe in the basement with high arches, sloping roofs. By the way, the center can be bypassed for half an hour, an hour, and even faster, if not combing every street.
Liberec City in the Czech Republic, view from the Town Hall
Liberec Czech Republic
Narrow streets of the old city
Fun bus stop
Liberec Town Hall – Liberec Town Hall
Stained Glass Inside the Town Hall
Hatches on the street with the name of the city
Restaurant in the basement of the town hall
But the outskirts are so-so, and there is nothing to do there. Reminds a little private sector of small Russian cities. Conventional single story buildings with roads in between. Of course, there are residential high-rise at home, But in general, the city is quite low. That is why with the review Site Liberetsky Town Hall you can see the panorama of the entire city and Mount Yested away from her TV tower and nothing will interfere with your gaze.
Perhaps if I was in the warm season, the outskirts would leave It would be a more pleasant impression, but in the winter there is somehow completely depressing. No, I did not specifically go to watch them and did not look out for despondency. Just when you go by tram (the main transport in the city) to the funicular of Mount Eshted, you are driving through the whole of Liberec, it’s difficult miss. Although again, perhaps this is just my impression. For example, if you go to the side of the botanical garden and the zoo, which are also on the outskirts, but on the other hand, there are houses, on the contrary, decent ones are like mansions.
View and the old town on the neighboring area
Main transport in the city
Some houses are worn
And some are just the opposite.
Someone says gut, someone skier
Of course, I haven’t been completely lucky with the weather, I think it is noticeable by photos. Gloomy overcast weather does not add cheerfulness while walking and does not add pretty beauty green and pretty Liberec, as you can see it in the summer. But again, for me personally, all this was not a problem, a trip I was pleased. It is always interesting to see something new, not only to go to Prague.
Map of Liberec
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