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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #21
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Jeseníky mountains - Part 1

Welcome to my Genius Loci Area :

Intro

The region known as Jeseníky (Ye-se-nyee-ki ) mountains contains of 6 geomorphological regions. One of them are the 2nd and the other one 3rd highest mountains in Czech rep.
Hrubý Jeseník mountains - Praděd peak, 1492 meters above sea level
Králický Sněžník massive - Králický Sněžník peak, 1424 meters above sea level

The Jeseníky natural preserved area belongs among one of the largest in the country and exist since 1967. It contains of several botanical or geological reservations all around the area.

It is located in north-western Moravia, partly western Silesia and partly in Silesia in Poland. That means about 250 km E from Prague, 150 km N from Brno.

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Praděd peak with a tower (TV transmitter + meteorological observe labs + restaurant + view terrace), 1492 m




Šerák peak with a tourist stone cottage (local Holba brewery calls its 11°beer as "Šerák"), 1351 m



The same one in February




The Velká kotlina (Great Basin) natural reservation with several endemic flowers grow here




View from the Obří skály (Giant Rocks), 1219 m




The Červenohorské sedlo (Red Mountain Saddle), popular Skiing areal, 1013 m




Look-out tower on Biskupská kupa (Bishop Heap), 890 m above Zlaté Hory town




A winter one




Last piece for today




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Old July 17th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #22
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looks nearly similar to Izera and Giant Mts.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 09:57 AM   #23
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I wolud like to invite you to Brno surroundings and especially to Moravian Karst.

The best known tourist spot are Punkevní caves with famous Macocha abyss



You can get there from Brno across Blansko to Spálený mlýn, where is hotel and many restaurants.

Then I could recommend you village Sloup (ideal for bike trip from eg. Spálený mlýn)



If you continue north-east towards Holštejn, there is wonderfull White-water valley with few wades and than Baldovec campsite with its climbing and rope centre



If you want to relax near some lake or swimming pool, you can visit Jedovnice


or Blansko


or Vyškov


You can also visit my native village Bílovice nad Svitavou, which is frequent destination for cyclists.


Writers Rudolf Těsnohlídek, S.K. Neumann and Čapek brothers used to live there
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:07 PM   #24
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I was missing this kind of thread in Czech forum - now I´m happy you have one!
Castles and chateaux are just beautiful but Jeseniky and Brno surroundings look even more exciting - have you got any map of bike paths there? If so please post some, thanks.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:24 PM   #25
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^ www.mapy.cz - turistická - cyklostezky
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:49 PM   #26
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^ www.mapy.cz - turistická - cyklostezky
Dakujem!
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 03:39 PM   #27
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Kost Castle





Trosky Castle



Humprecht

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:02 PM   #28
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Nice, thanks
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now thats a castle.
Where is this?
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:54 PM   #30
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They are close to each other in Czech Paradise (liberecky region, partly also hradecky and central bohemian). + there are also Waldstein, Hruba Skala, Hruby Rohozec, Valecov and some other castles, chateaux, historical towns..

ideal for holidays
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:24 PM   #31
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I should have went there instead of freaking Coldislava
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Old March 6th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #32
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Hi there! I couldn't find a tourist thread, so I decided to write here. Hope it's ok.

The reason I'm writing here is that I'm planning a 2-day trip to Prague this weekend and was wondering if I could get tips from you fellow forumers?! I've heard sooo much about Prague, but I didn't know exactly where to go and what to see... I would like to see the main attractions, a couple museums and also it'd be great if you guys could give me some tips about the nightlife as I would like to go out at night... Thank you all in advance. Can't wait to visit!
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Old March 9th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #33
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My first trip this year will bring me to Prague :)

Hi,

let`s say it`s 90% sure that i will go to Prague in June for 2 or 3 days starting on the 20th.

I will travel by car because Prague is a stopover on my way to Poland.

How much do i have to pay to use the highway?

I will stay in the Residence Tabor. Is this hotel and it´s location okay?
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Old March 9th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #34
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If you drive a passanger car, you have to buy a sticker. A one week valid one costs 220 Czech Koruna, that's about 8-9 €. A monthly sticker costs 330 Koruna (~12 €). More on stickers here.

As for your hotel's location, it's in Žižkov. Žižkov is an iconic working class neigbourhood from 19th century. It used to have rather bad reputation of a tough place. While this is the past for some decades now (yet the district is still far from being a posh place like the neighbouring Vinohrady), it still retains a lot of its renegate atmosphere and the plebeian spirit is prevalent. Žižkov features lots of pubs and other cultural venues, most of them meant to primarily cater to locals, not tourists, which is an asset imho.

The district does not belong to the city center proper (meant districts within medieval boudaries - ie Staré město/Old Town, Nové Město/New Town, Malá Strana/Small Side/Lesser Town and Hradčany/Hradchin/Castle). But it's not more than a couple of tram stops (5-10 min) far away.

For the best experience of the city I suggest to walk as much as possible and I definitely discourage using metro to get eg from Venceslas square to Hrančany like some tourists do. Prague is worthy of being walked through, not only seeing the highlights and runing away.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:05 AM   #35
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Tram is also an alternative although it doesn't go through some of the old centre where you definitely need to walk (and will enjoy doing so). I read somewhere of a good tram route to see a good cross-section of Prague - was it 22/23? This one also lifts you up the hill to Prague Castle if you don't want to walk up there.

HiRazor which are the CD services out of Prague I can travel on a 471 emu (CityElefant)? Is Beroun/Plzen one of the routes?

Tom_Green you will enjoy your stay - and realise 2-3 days is not enough for Prague!
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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:26 AM   #36
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No. The majority of trains on Beroun suburban railway are 451/2s dubbed "Frogface".



These are iconic trainsets from 1960s, very modern back then and also very solidly built. The fact that they're still in service almost 50 years later without any major overhaul speaks for itself. As a fully operational museum exhibit on some theme line they're excellent, much less so on an ordinary 21st century suburban line.

471s are in exclusive service only on Kolín line. On other lines, they share tracks with frogfaces.

If you plan a trip to Karlštejn or any other location on Beroun line and want to experience 471, the only safe bet is to travel on weekend, which is the only time the service is operated exclusively by 471s. On workdays it's almost completely the other way round and the almost exclusive rolling stock is 451/2.
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Thanks HiRazor. That frog needs a wash! So do 451/471 services go through to Plzen after Beroun?

I can see from the timetable if I want to visit Kutna Hora I can go to Kolin and change (any excuse to use a 471 LOL).

In North Bohemia I can see many services are still run by buses. Nothing much seems to have changed on CD passenger services since 1999! (Except Pendolino)
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That frog needs a wash! So do 451/471 services go through to Plzen after Beroun?
No. Beroun is the last stop of Prague suburban trains. Beyond only expresses.
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I will travel by car because ...
I will stay in the Residence Tabor. Is this hotel and it´s location okay?
Since you're travelling by car, be sure to rent a garage space or a parking permit from your hotel. Žižkov is a part of a charged parking zone, so visitors can only park there for a limited time.

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So do 451/471 services go through to Plzen after Beroun?
To complement HiRazor: it's not even possible, 4xx units are DC powered, and there's a change from DC to AC electrification system just past Beroun. However, it would be possible with derived 671 class units, which will be built for Slovak rail operator (finally!).
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Old March 12th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #40
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Tak mě napadlo jestli někdo z vás aspoň trošku zná Pardubice, protože se tam chystám na jednodenní výlet Pendolinem ke konci dubna . Co by mě zajímalo:

- Co je k vidění za památky v historickém centru?
- Architektura začátku 20. století (kubismus, secese)?
- Nějaká dobrá restaurace, kavárna, cukrárna v centru?
- Nějaké turistické atrakce spojené s perníkem nebo Velkou Pardubickou?

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