T.G. Masaryka 70, Loket, 35733, cz
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Travel Tips for Loket
the church interior
The interior of the church is overloaded with wonderful sculptures and paintings. Have a closer look for the great chandelier made of Bohemian crystal glass.
You may enter the church without any restriction during the day, there is not even the typical "NO photography" - sign like normally in churches and museums in Czechia.
Loket - off the beaten path itself
It seems that tourism is very low in Loket / Elbogen. A lot of money was invested, but considdering that I was there on a sunday in july 2003, the town was almost empty and all the restaurants had a lot of free space .
It is a pity, as it would also be really a cheap vacation, at least at some places, like the small bakery close to the entrance of town.
Just imagine that 32 Kronen is 1 €, you will get
tea for 0,20 €
coffee for 0,30 €
Icecoffee for 0,50 €
Btw. THIS bakery did not work anymore and was for sale, so maybe these are the prices of the year 2000.
BUT I often saw and payed prices like that at many remote places, where tourists normally would never go.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am not sure, if everybody has heared of Goethe before - I may imagine in other continents people might know just the " Goethe Institutes " - named after this most famous german Poet.
" Dr.Faustus " was his most famous drama, but he was as well a politician,scientist and globetrotter.
1786-1788 he was travelling by carriage to Italy and wrote about places like Napoli,Rome,Venice and Pompeji and also made plenty of drawings of these places ...
He was born july 29th, 1710 in Frankfurt am Main and also died there in march 25th, 1782.
This statue is in front of the school, at the old and only natural entrance of loket.
The code of arms of Loket
I saw this old code of arms on the townhall. I am not sure, if this is the official code of arms of the town, as Loket is much older than 1686.
anyway, it looks great with the lion & the big key.
" Elbogen " is the german word for " elbow " and it was also used as a german name for the town of Loket, while Czechia was part of the Austrian Empire long time ago.
New bridges to Loket / Elbogen
A big bridge for modern car-trafic was added to enter the town in modern times. All the major trafic is going there in and out, and coming from Karlsbad / Karlovy Vary you will have to get completely around the river in order to get o this bridge.