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Jindřichův Hradec

Jindrichuv_hradec_l.jpgJindřichův Hradec is one of the most important South Bohemian historical cities in the Czech Republic. A town is situated above the Vajgar pond, whose surface mirrors the beautiful panorama of a castle. Already in the 13th century, the town’s and castle´s present name was named after Vítkovec Jindřich from Hradec, who gave the entire line of the Hradec clan a new name – the Lords of Hradec. Hradec clan was proud of golden five-leaf rose on blue background in its crest. Today you can see the city crest on the walls of Old City Hall.

In Jindrichuv Hradec there are many architectural monuments of Gothic and Renaissance period preserved. The Gothic castle and Renaissance palace is the third largest in the country. There is also a large number of decorated Renaissance citizen houses. The most remarkable of local church buildings include the Minorite Monastery with the Church of St. John the Baptist (with valuable Gothic paintings) and Chapel of St. Nicholas (sv. Mikuláš). The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary offers us to fight down 153 stairs of a Town Lookout Tower with 68.3 metre high where you can enjoy great view of Jindřichův Hradec.

jindrichuv_hradec_1.jpg Jindřichův Hradec is also famous for a tapestry manufacturing workshop and a spirit, liqueur of Fruko-Schulz company. A narrow gauge railway from Jindřichův Hradec to Bystřice with historical steam train in Bohemian Canada and a museum with the Krýza crèche - the largest mechanical folk nativity scene in the world is perhaps it's one of the most interesting sites of the Jindřichův Hradec district.

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14.3km: Červená Lhota chateau

The chateau, situated on a small rocky cliff in the middle of a pond, is a popular scenery to many Czech film fairy tale. It used to be called "Nová Lhota", in 17 century was renamed to "Červená Lhota - Red Village" after its red bricks or red roof.

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