Spa town on the Elbe
Podebrady is a former royal town located in Central Bohemia by the Elbe river. It is also a well-known spa. In addition, there is a nice square, a castle and several other monuments worth visiting. Sports lovers will also enjoy themselves here, as there is also a nice cycle path along the Elbe.
Marian Column in Poděbrady
The ideal start for a walk around Poděbrady is directly from the city center on Náměstí Jiřího. There are two dominants here. The first is the beautiful baroque Marian (plague) column.
Monument to King George in Poděbrady
The second and more famous monument is the equestrian statue of King George, by far the most important historical person from this city.
Civil credit union
On the northern edge of the square there are two other interesting buildings – the exhibition Neo-Renaissance Civic Savings Bank and right next to the Old Town Hall with a small tower
The first courtyard of the castle in Poděbrady
After viewing the square, we continue to the castle grounds. The first courtyard is spacious with a stone fountain in the middle
The second courtyard of the castle in Poděbrady
In the second courtyard of the castle, you will have to tilt your head back to see the dominant tower here.
Church of the Ascension of St. Cross of Poděbrady
From the castle we will go for a walk along the Elbe. It takes a bit of a detour along a nice baroque building and the Polabské Museum with a stop at the Church of the Ascension of St. Crisis. If you have children with you, you can make a stop in Kubovy sady with a nice playground.
Poděbrady small hydropower plant
Finally, we are at the river and we see a very interesting technical monument – a small hydroelectric power plant
View of the castle
There are beautiful views of the castle from the river.
A beautiful view of the castle in Poděbrady
We return along the Elbe. It is definitely worth walking up to the road bridge, because it probably offers the most beautiful view of the entire castle
Then we move to the most picturesque part of the city, which is the Spa Park. There are many attractions in the form of springs, fountains and statues. For example, the Eliščina Spring, the Colonnade of Professor Libenský, the Fountain at the Colonnade
The most important spring in the spa park is Boček. At the very northern end of the park is a nice fountain with a sculpture of Léda with a swan.
There are a number of accommodation options in Poděbrady – spa hotels, guesthouses. Interesting options include, for example , the Spa Hotel Felicitas .
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