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Pardubice region

Pardubice Region is a region that is as flat as a table with a solitary, though very striking, bump: Kunětická Mountain. It is part of the so-called Gold Ribbon of the Czech Republic, the most fertile part of the Polabí Lowlands. Vast flowered meadows, historical irrigation canals and ponds are characteristic of this district. Pardubice region is home to numerous protected areas, such as the nature reserve of the Bohdanečský and Matka Lakes, a charming park with sycamores and ancient oak trees in Choltice, and a typical Polabí landscape in the environs of Lázně Bohdaneč. This region is rich in monuments, including the Gothic-Renaissance chateau and historical centre in Pardubice, the castle on Kunětická Mountain, the Baroque chateau in Choltice and several religious structures, including the Romanesque church in Kojice and, finally, the wood church in Veliny. Pardubicko’s landscape has plenty to offer cyclists and fishing enthusiasts.

The natural dominant feature and symbol of Pardubicko is the castle on Kunětická Mountain. This region is also well-known for gingerbread and horses. Partly because Pardubice has half a horse (the front half) in its emblem, and partly because just a couple of kilometers beyond the Labe River there is a well-known stud farm in Kladruby nad Labem. And, thirdly, the world-famous Grand Pardubice (Velká pardubická) Steeplechase, one of the most difficult races in the world, has been taking place in Pardubice since 1874.

And Pardubice’s gingerbread is as famous as, for instance, Štramberk ears (a sweet pastry), Olomouc tvarůžky (a very strong cheese), or Pilsner beer (beer from the town of Pilsen).

Region Pardubice - logo.Most of it is decorated and produced in various forms – from flat shapes to three-dimensional works of art, such as gingerbread cottages. Special series are produced for special times of the year – e.g. Easter, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Nicholas’ Day, Christmas – and in honour of various fairy tales. The Gingerbread Headquarters, the Gingerbread Museum and their fairy-tale environs are situated at Kunětická Mountain.

Cycling

In addition to the fact that long bike paths run through this region from Hradec Králové to Mělník, Pardubicko has several well-marked local and connecting trails leading to the most attractive tourist destinations. They are primarily class III routes and along local and special purpose routes. The surface of most paths are firm, with an asphalt cover. Owing to the character of the landscape in the plains along the Labe River, the bike paths are intended for undemanding cyclists, thus easily manageable for families with children. The only rise occurs during a detour through the Kunětická Mountains themselves. The profile of this trail is relatively undulating. Any kind of bike can be ridden over most stretches; when riding through forests and over dusty paths through fields it is recommended that at least a trekking bike be used.

Trails run, for example, from Pardubice to Opatovice, Bukinov, the Kunětická Mountains, the forests around Holice, or along the Labe River.

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East Bohemia for horse lovers basket East Bohemia for horse lovers

The programme is focussed on getting to know places related to horse breeding. In Kladruby nad Labem, you will have the chance to visit the oldest horse breeding farm, established in the 16th century by Rudolph II, famous for breeding old Kladruby white...


Elbe River trail from the source of the Elbe to the National Stud Breeding Farm in Kladruby basket Elbe River trail from the source of the Elbe to the National Stud Breeding Farm in Kladruby

The Elbe Trail leads from the source of the Elbe River in the Giant Mountains to the estuary at Cuxhaven, Germany. The total length is about 1,165 km, of which approx. 370 km is in the Czech Republic. From Vrchlabí to Mělník the trail is led along along...


Horses and fairytales by foot and steamboat basket Horses and fairytales by foot and steamboat

The programme offers parents and their children several days during which the children are guaranteed not to be bored. An enjoyable boat cruise belowKuněticka Mountain, a visit to the Gingerbread House with a real witch, who bakes sweet gingerbreads will...


Relaxation connected with learning about the history and present of horse breeding. basket Relaxation connected with learning about the history and present of horse breeding.

The regions of Pardubice and Chrudim offer horse lovers plenty of treats. While in Pardubice you will visit the race track, on which horses run the most difficult race in Europe, the Velká Pardubická, then in Slatiňany you will have a look at the history...


UNESCO sightseeing basket UNESCO sightseeing

Combined programme in Prague and in eastern Bohemia with a visit to four UNESCO sites, from Prague through to Kutna Hora, Litomyšl and Zelena Hora by Žd'ár nad Sázava. Zou will spend a pleasant time in hospitable Pardubice, the capital city of gingerbread...


Wandering through the region of Pardubice to see sights and nature basket Wandering through the region of Pardubice to see sights and nature

The programme is focussed on getting to know Chrudimska and the most important places in the Pardubice region. History lovers will appreciate the tour of the centre of Chrudim, the Jewish monuments in Meřmanově Městci, the castle ruins of Lichnice, Žleby...

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