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Tour of Litoměřice

A trip to the royal city

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Tour of Litoměřice
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The town of Litoměřice is located in the Ústí nad Labem region and is one of the oldest Czech towns. It lies at the southern foot of the Bohemian Central Mountains on the right bank of the river Elbe, into which the river Ohře flows into the opposite side of the Elbe. Due to its climate, the city is one of the warmest in the Czech Republic, which is why vines have long been grown on the slopes of the Elbe. Near the town there is the hill Radobýl, which forms the adjacent landmark of the town. The historic core of the city has been a city monument reserve since 1950, which includes a total of 44 streets and nine squares. While walking through the historical part of the city, the atmosphere of ancient times, today sensitively landscaped buildings, spaces and alleys, breathes on you.

Railway station building

Whether you use a train, bus or car to travel to Litoměřice, the station building, bus station and car park are ideally close by. Since April, boat transport between Ústí n / L has also been in operation. and Litoměřice.

Railway station building
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Restaurant by the railway station

An interesting stone building lies within sight of the station. When we walk to the building, we find a nice restaurant where it cooks very well. Cyclists also like to stop here and use the adjacent garden for refreshments.

Restaurant by the railway station
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Street Dlouhá

Strengthened, we will go on, for a smaller sightseeing tour of Litoměřice. For example, directly along Dlouhá Street towards Mírové náměstí.

Street Dlouhá
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Street Velká Dominikánská

However, someone prefers to choose the path through the side streets. Each has its own charm, and one day is not enough for us to go through and examine it thoroughly.

Street Velká Dominikánská
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Handmade paper workshop

If you go down the street Velká Dominikánská, after a while you will reach the Handmade Paper Workshop and at the same time you can admire the city walls.

Handmade paper workshop
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Church of St. Of St. James with the monastery
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Church of St. Of St. James with the monastery

From Velká Dominikánská Street there is access either directly to Mírové náměstí or via Domikánské náměstí, where we pass the Church of St. James with the monastery, we turn to Klášterní street, from which we enter 5.května street.

5th of May Street and Na Valech
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5th of May Street and Na Valech

At the entrance to the street on May 5, we are interested in several interesting buildings. We will bypass this block of buildings and get to Na Valech Street.

Litoměřice Castle
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Litoměřice Castle

In Na Valech Street, on the left side, we can admire the distinctive castle building. Only the foundation of the western wall of the building is known from the original Gothic castle. Today, cellars and a basement with a separate entrance to the wine bar from this street are preserved and used from the historical premises.

Cultural and congress center

In Na Valech Street, the new building of the Cultural and Congress Center is connected to the castle building.

Cultural and congress center
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Tyršovo náměstí

As the main access to the castle, the southern entrance with the portal from the courtyard of Tyršova náměstí is restored in the spirit of the original layout. It was built in the building block south of the castle, and to this day the former premises of the burgher brewery with a malt house are located on Tyršov Square.

Tyršovo náměstí
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Lidická Street
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Lidická Street

We leave Na Valech Street and Tyršovo náměstí and take Lidická Street to Mírové náměstí.

Pharmacy At The Mother Of God
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Pharmacy At The Mother Of God

On the corner of Velká Krajská and Lidická streets, in the corner of Mírové náměstí, we pass a beautiful building with the U Matky Boží Pharmacy.

Peace square

And we are already entering the largest square in Litoměřice, today's Mírové náměstí, which has been the core of the city since the beginning of the 13th century. Most of the houses on the square are Gothic in core. Inside and on the facades, however, you can see manifestations of all building styles from Gothic to the 20th century.

Peace square
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The Chalice Building

Almost every building on the square has an interesting history and also impresses with its appearance. Probably the most famous is the building with the Kalich lookout tower, which was built in the 16th century and where the City Hall and the Information Center are located. The plague column and two fountains will not escape interest.

The Chalice Building
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Old Town Hall - museum

Another unmissable building is the Gothic town hall, first documented in 1397. At present, it houses the Regional Museum of National History with rich collections.

Old Town Hall - museum
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KHMácha
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KHMácha

We leave the square along Máchovy Schody Street, where we pass the KHMáchy Theater. The poet Mácha is one of the most famous inhabitants of Litoměřice. To mark the 100th anniversary of the poet's death, his bust was placed in front of the KH Mácha Theater in 1936.

Views from the bust of KHMácha

From the bust of KHMácha there is a beautiful view of the José Rizal fences and the Tyrš Bridge.

Views from the bust of KHMácha
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

To the right of the bust of KHMácha, we will meet up Mácha's Stairs, where we will have a beautiful view of the most famous Cathedral of St. Stephen in the diocese of the Litoměřice diocese. The construction also includes an open observation tower.

St. Stephen's Cathedral
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Baroque mill

Below the Macha Stairs on the right, we pass a late Baroque two-storey mill on the Pokratci stream, which was built at the end of the 18th century. In the years 1996 – 1997, the whole building was renovated.

Baroque mill
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Coffee with steam

After that we turn left into Jarošova street. On the right side we pass a park, where small and large ones are attracted by a miniature map of Litoměřice with the most famous monuments and where there is also a café Coffee with steam. This place cannot be overlooked. A steam locomotive only serves as a banner here in a smaller version.

Coffee with steam
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Rest areas

An underpass under the track leads to large green areas near the Elbe, which are decorated with several sculptures. Around the Elbe there is a cycle path and the whole area serving the inhabitants of Litoměřice for leisure activities.

Rest areas
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Tyrš Bridge

The Tyrš Road Bridge is named after Professor Miroslav Tyrš and connects the towns of Lovosice and Terezín with the town of Litoměřice. To the left of the bridge is a boat dock and other recreational areas.

Tyrš Bridge
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End of circuit

After the footbridge over the stream with the path around the track and the underpass, we return again to the city and to the station building, where we can close this tour.

End of circuit
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