A quick visit to Děčín

A couple of weeks ago, we visited the town of Děčín, located in the northwest Bohemia.  We were on our way to visit a famous Czech national park and decided to do a quick stop in this beautiful town.

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We were not able to visit the historic castle due to time constraints, so we just simply roamed the town square.

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Like any other Czech town, it is filled with beautiful fountains and beautiful architecture.

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The town is bordered by the Elbe river .    Děčín lies on the right bank, while the German town Bodenbach lies on the left.  It has a very low elevation, one of the lowest in the country.  Thus, it has experienced its own share of natural disasters.

In 2002, a great flood caused catastrophic damage to the town.  Fortunately, most of the historic sites were undamaged and still stands up to this day.

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Destination: Čáslav

One of the neighboring cities in my county is Čáslav.  I’ve passed by this town several times but never really stopped to view the locale.

One weekend, we decided to visit Čáslav  to explore the area.

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Like most towns here in the Czech Republic, the town square is laid with cobblestones.  During our time there, we didn’t see a lot of people roaming around the streets since it was a Sunday.  It was nice to see the town so quiet.

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Going further, we passed by the monument of   Jan Žižka, one of the greatest Czech generals of all-time.  In 1910, part of his cranium was discovered in the Čáslav parish church.

We then walked further to view the remains of the city’s walls.

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It further led to a sporting area with a playground for children.

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My little boy had a great time playing there with his daddy.

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After almost an hour, we decided to walk through a small lake to complete the loop.

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We then found ourselves on the square again and this time we went the other way where the Parish church is.

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But perhaps one of the most notable landmarks in this town is the Dusikovo theater, which is the oldest theater in the Czech Republic.

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With its artistic heritage, no wonder it produces world-class talents.  The famous director Miloš Forman was born in Čáslav.

To know more about this historical town, you can visit their website.

Kolin: Home Sweet Home

I have featured several towns here but don’t really have a single post dedicated to my little town. So what’s in Kolin?

We have historical buildings.

We have awesome architecture.

We have a nice park inside Kmochuv Island that is very beautiful in the fall.

The river that is surrounding it is equally beautiful.

We have a place for kids.

New flats are sprouting all over town.  There are those that are modern….

…..and those that have breath-taking views of the countryside.

But best of all, there is still space for one and for all.

Don’t you just love my little town?