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Pardubice July 5, 2009


Once upon time, some bigger Czech town should be presented, I believe. Here is one of two regional centres of Eastern Bohemia, Pardubice.

- Pardubice ginger bread most known town-mark :)
- 110 km E from Prague, 150 km NW from Brno
- population 89,200 (2007)
- situated in lowland of the Bohemian Board, whre Chrudimka river confluence with Labe (Elbe), closed to the Iron Mountains slopes
- mentioned in 1295, town laws since 1340
- The Green gate and the Chateaux dominate town skyline
- The Perstyn Square, town market centre
- nice and pleasant old town, but quite small as for such size of town
- national technical monument of The Automatic Mills
- a modern ČEZ Arena closed to town centre (capacity for 10 194)
- Czech Top Hockey League club with highest average attendance (over 9 k)
- the oldest and most famous steeplechase run of Velká Pardubická in continental Europe since 1874
- traditional speedway Golden Helmet Contest, since 1929
- large industrial development after railway Prague-Olomouc track via Pardubice in 1845
- University of Pardubice since 1994
- former military airport rebuilt for civil one in 1995... ambicious to rival Prague-Ruzyne airport for low budget companies
- City Technopark since August 2008
- trolley-bus network
- Pernštejn brewery
- popular tourist destination, Kuneticka mountain, reachable by town public transport

Railway station inside

Railway station outside

On the way to the centre

Green gate

Perstyn Square and the Town Hall

Streets of old town


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Nice photos of a beautiful city :eek:kay:

It is interesting to see, that I was in Pardubice in May (by Pendolino :cheers:) and I made very very similar photos. I was really charmed by the house with the 3-dimensional mermaid. It is one of the most beautiful houses of this kind that I have ever seen. I also made photos of the castle area and the hippodrome of Velká Pardubická. They will be available on my website ( at the end of summer when I finish reconstructing the site.

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This town has a good condition :) Thanks for posting!
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