DID YOU KNOW…
… the
Great Pardubice
Steeplechase
is a horse race with
a very long tradition that reaches
back to 1874? The most famous
obstacle is Taxis Ditch, also one
of the most difficult jumps in the
world. The race takes place every
second Sunday in October at the
Pardubice race track.
WHAT ABOUT THE SKILLED
HANDS OF THE LOCALS?
Bobbin lace from Vamberk boasts
nearly four hundred years of
tradition. From its beginnings, this
delicate lace was used to decorate
clothing or to embellish the
interiors of aristocratic and burgher
residences. The tradition of bobbin
lace is still passed on through the
generations.
Learn about the history of
Vamberk lace right at the source.
The Vamberk Museum of Lace
and sales gallery are located on
the town square.
TIPS
East Bohemia
The magic of the stone labyrinth
The bizarre rock formations known as the Adrspach-Teplice Rocks are an attractive
destination for hikers. The area features original half-timbered houses, a Baroque
chateau, and the Adrspach rock castle ruins from the 14th century.
Give the gift of a gingerbread heart
Any Czech who hears the word
Pardubice
imagines gingerbread – the traditional treat
with honey and a special blend of spices. Gingerbread has been baked and shaped here
since the 15th century. The most common shape is the heart, presented as a gift to those
in love…
The place where rare horses are bred
The Kladruby nad Labem National Stud Farm is one of the oldest stud farms in
the world and is where the unique Czech breed of Kladruber horse is bred. Enjoy
a ride in a carriage drawn by these magnificent animals, or take a tour with a guide.
Complete program and opening times at
Great Pardubice Steeplechase
Litomyšl Castle and concert in the castle theatre
In the Adršpach-Teplice Rocks
On a trip
Kladruber horse
East Bohemian Museum in Hradec Králové
Jazz in a city known as the Parlour of the Republic
Hradec Králové is a town often resonating with the sounds of saxophone, piano, and
clarinet. This is where such renowned musical events are held such as the Central
European Jazz Bridge or Jazz Goes to Town. Large-scale architectural developments at
the beginning of the 20th century transformed this fortified town into the ‘Parlour of the
Republic’. Let yourself be enchanted by this outdoor textbook of modern architecture!
Tune up in Litomyšl
Litomyšl is known as the birthplace
of Bedřich Smetana, one of Bohemia’s
most renowned composers. You can
visit his family home and perhaps pay
tribute to him by listening to his works
at the annual music festival
Smetana’s
Litomyšl
which takes place in the
Renaissance castle complex at the turn
of June and July.
TRIP TIP: LIPNICE
Pay tribute to Jaroslav Hašek, the
author of ‘Good Soldier Švejk’, and
visit his monument below the castle
in Lipnice nad Sázavou. You can
reflect on the fate of this Czech folk
litreary hero in the local pub where
Hašek spent quite a bit of time.
Vamberk lace
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The sgraffito decoration
in the Litomyšl Castle
is so unique that it was
included in the UNESCO
World Cultural Heritage
List.
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