Top places in the Podkrkonoší region
Dvůr Králové Zoo – a beautiful zoo which specialises in the breeding of African animals. Special programs, safari, accommodation.
Baroque Kuks – a small village with a grand former spa complex. Visit the newly reconstructed Kuks Hospital, the Baroque U granátového jablka pharmacy or the Wine Gallery. This entire area is given soul by statues by Matyáš Bernard Braun.
Les Království Fairytale Dam – a national cultural monument, built on the river Elbe in 1910 – 1919, in a romantic pseudo-Gothic style.
Hořice – town of stone beauty and sweet rolled wafers – a town famous for its sandstone and Hořice rolled wafers (Hořické trubičky). Visit Gothard hill, the outdoor sculpture gallery, Masaryk’s Independence Tower, or the Art Nouveau swimming pool.
Lázně Bělohrad – a picturesque little town, famous for its peat spas. Enjoy being pampered at the Strom života spa complex. Lázně Bělohrad is closely linked to the writer Karel Václav Rais. Don’t miss a visit to nearby Byšičky, a place of pilgrimage with a magical atmosphere.
The pride of Miletín – the little town where the writer and poet Karel Jaromír Erben was born is famous for its long tradition of baking Miletín sweet ‘prayer-books’. It also has a Museum of Czech Amateur Theatre.
Pecka Castle – The most famous owner of Pecka Castle was Kryštof Harant of Polžice and Bezdružice, to whom an exhibition is devoted in the castle. Here, the past blends with modern art.
Zvičina – the highest peak in the Podkrkonoší region, 671 m a.s.l. Zvičina offers wonderful views of the Orlické Mountains, the Hradec region, Bohemian Paradise and the Krkonoše Mountains.