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Tour of Valdice

One of the most famous prisons in the Czech Republic

Petr Liška
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Tour of Valdice
Inserted: 26.02.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Getting to Valdice is not exactly what everyone wants. Some of the worst offenders in the Czech Republic live in the local prison. See it from the outside, but it's worth a short stop

Entrance to the prison

The center of the town of Valdice is náměstí Míru, whose entire eastern side is occupied by the prison, or its historical part – the Kartouzy monastery with a dominant in the form of the majestic building of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Entrance to the prison
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Watchtower

We will start the walk at the entrance to the prison with a view of the monument to political prisoners

Watchtower
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Monument to political prisoners in Valdice

The monument to political prisoners in Valdice is quite rough. That there would be such an indication of what would happen if you wanted to escape?

Monument to political prisoners in Valdice
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Prison as a fortress

After less than two hundred meters of walking, you are on the corner of the prison. From here, the barbed wire walls look quite impressive.

Prison as a fortress
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Prisons on the other side

Following the dirt road, we can continue along the prison until we reach the construction of the Jičín or Valdice bypass. From here there is an interesting view from the other side. The Zebín hill can be seen in the background

Prisons on the other side
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Valdice pond

You can go back the same way, or if you want to take a longer walk you can continue on the bypass under construction (probably it will be a nice option only until it becomes operational) until you reach the farm next to the small Valdice pond

Valdice pond
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Way back

From the pond there is a purpose-built road to the main road and then it is a short walk to the center, where we started

Way back
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