Destination all year
Well, which to start with... they're so much. At least I can say that here everything is on its right place. Liberec is a very green city and it's built on several hills. This makes it look very fresh and attractive. Here comes also the beautiful architecture from different styles. And so on. Best memory... all about this place where I felt great. What do I miss most? Everything.
It is the largest city of northern Bohemia, noted for its textile industry and exhibition fairs. At the end of the last century, a high neo-renaiss Town Hall was built in the town centre.
Old timbered houses can be seen at Vetrna Street. The town and Jested mountain (1012m) are connected by cableway (about 10 ski-lifts on the Jested slopes).
Remains of a glorious past
At some places of Liberec / Reichenberg you may still see the glory and prosperity of the times around the end of the 19th century, the time, when architects from Vienna were ordered to build more or less copies of buildings of Vienna.
On my pic is " Kavarna Posta " , a traditional " Wiener Kaffeehaus " , where people went to spend the afternoon, sipping a coffee, reading lots of newspapers and meeting friends and business-partners.
Houses with Arcades
Almost all houses of the townsquare have these great arcades that allow shopping and walking any time without getting wet on a rainy day. Many restaurants use these arcades as well for their garden-restaurants - a great place to watch people go by on the boulevads of Liberec...
Every friday there is a market on the square in front of the town hall. Craftsmen from the region offer their products.
Expect low prices and good quality. I bought some pottery, a typical product of the area. But you can also see folks selling Bohemian crystal glass, regional food etc.