Hradec Králové Region

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It´s a region of charming lowlands and highland ranges dotted with historic towns, manors and castles

A wide range of sightseeing and recreation options is sure to satisfy every visitor of East Bohemia. Its beautiful nature and healthy environment combined with its varied landscape make it ideal for active tourism. Its cultural landscape has been shaped by generations of creative people, some famous, some anonymous, but all contributing to its unique character.

Characteristics of the region

Eastern Bohemia abounds in castles and chateaux (one of them, Opočno, forts and fortifications, town conservation reserves and numerous other attractive sights in the styles of the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau styles.

Modern architecture from the period between the World Wars can be seen in the region as well, most notably in Hradec Králové, the region's capital. Visitors can also learn about folk and folklore tradition including handicrafts. Among the geniuses whose work is associated with the region are the Baroque sculptor M.B.Braun, the modern architects Kotěra and Gočár, the composers Smetana and Martinů.

The area along the Labe (Elbe) river is mainly flat with a warm climate, which makes it perfect for water sports, walking tours or cycling. The Adršpašsko-teplické cliffs are a unique natural reserve; Orlické mountains and the area of Kralický Sněžník are attractive for winter sports and mountain tourism. Agro-tourism, mainly focused on traditional horse breeding, is traditional across the region.

Transport accessibility

  • Major roads of the European highway system: Praha – Hradec Králové – Náchod, Hradec Králové – Svitavy – Olomouc (Brno), Hradec Králové – Šumperk – Ostrava.
  • The east-Bohemian integrated transport system between Hradec Králové and Pardubice combines municipal, railway and bus transportation.
  • High-speed railway corridor: Praha – Pardubice – (Brno) – Ostrava.
  • Main railways: Praha – Hradec Králové – Lichkov (Poland).

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