Liberec Travel Guide

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Liberec Highlights

  • Pro
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    peter_dimov says…

     Great city atmosphere - also the air is quite clean =D 

  • Con
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    peter_dimov says…

     Too big to walk around! 

  • In a nutshell
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    rcargo says…

     Get out of Prague for a while and see some Czech countryside! 

Liberec Things to Do

  • F.X. SALDA THEATRE

    Another beautiful building by the Town Hall is the FX Salda Theatre.Once again, it was Viennese architects who were asked to draw plans for the new Theatre. In 1881, the foundation stone was laid and the building was built in neo-renaissance style and opened in 1883. The front of the Theatre is rich in stucco decoration and has statues with...

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  • LIBEREC TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

    As usual, a stop at the information centre was first. I found a helpful lady who could speak English, a good start!I wanted to find out about the aerial tramway to the 1012-metre high Ještìd Mountain, where there is an interesting tower and Hotel. The building itself has won many awards for its originality. We wanted to see the surrounding views...

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  • THE TOWN HALL

    In my opinion, the Town Hall was the most beautiful building in Liberec. It was built in neo-Renaissance style between 1888 and 1893 to a design by Viennese architect Franz Neumann. It is said to resemble the Vienna Town Hall, so if you have been to Vienna and here, see what you think!Above the entrance way and the construction dates, is a stone...

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  • Jested : best views of the region

    One of the main attractions of Liberec is a visit to the television tower on the top of the mountain Jested with his 1012m, the highest hills in the immediate surroundings of Liberec.No panic you don't have to climb all the way to the top. There is skyline/cableway who takes you to the top in less than 5 minutes. From the top you have fantastic...

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  • Babylon Aquapark/ Lunapark

    For 330Kc you can spend the day at Liberec's themepark. The place is huge. We only visited the Aquapark section.The Aquapark has 4 large slides designed for 10 years+; whirlpool; hidden areas which generate waves or shoot out water; water caverns; sunbeds; spas; saunas - with icy pools near them. If you loose your child, it's not easy to find...

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  • A world of entertainment at the Centrum...

    Awesome!!! The Centrum Babylon is actually a hotel, “aquapark”, bowling alley, discothèque, restaurant, and shopping mall all under one roof. I only went to the aquapark, but it alone is worth the trip. Numerous waterslides, dozens of swimming pools connected to each other with tunnels, caves, slides, and bridges, and a massage parlor above. Really...

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Liberec Restaurants

  • Well worth the walk

    Another restaurant away from the town centre. This one is a bit of a walk but well worth it.The walk itself is very pleasant as you walk along the path next to the resevoir. Be warned though if it rains heavily you will have to do some puddle jumping ;)Right at the very end of the path the restaurant appears out of the trees.By local standards this...

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  • You must try the Devils Toast!

    Opposite the bus station is a multi storey car park painted blue. Beneath this is a restaurant whose name I cannot remember at the moment.In this unlikely location a real diamond of a restaurant is hidden. Decorated like a traditional Czech restaurant you instantly feel as if you have escaped from the hustle & bustle of every day life. Here you can...

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  • Upmarket pub popular with the locals

    "Potrefana Husa" (The wounded goose).Situated on the corner, across the road from TESCO. I've always found the food there to be very good. A few czech traditional dishes mixed in more international fare. It is geared up to cater for tourists (English and german menus) but is very popular with affluent locals. It is in fact quite pricey by local...

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  • Czech pasta, delicious!

    I spent about five delightful hours here one afternoon / evening, simply eating, sipping on "pivo" (beer), looking at the snow falling outside, and writing in my journal. A very nice atmosphere where it seemed like many locals went to cheerfully spend a few hours enjoying a peaceful respite from the winter outside. They do have menus available in...

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  • Viennese Coffeehouse

    My friend Michael (globetrott) wrote such an enthusiastic review of this coffeehouse which made me going to Liberec :-)And he is right! The architecture is historistic (Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque), with high ceilings, stucco works, large mirrors on the walls etc.The food was excellent, prices low, service quick - but the waitress a bit...

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  • International cuisine in old caves!

    This is a great Restaurant in downtown Liberec. It serves International food: mostly American, but also great Italian pastas and Mexican flavours mixed.It also has a big grill where the cook prepares your chosen meat right there on the spot, and you can see it if you're sitting close.Plus, it offeres a special separate dining room and services for...

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Liberec Nightlife

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    by katekat Written Jan 3, 2004

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    It was a great fun to dance with no shooes on the top of scene :)

    It's the only place where you can have fun till morning. During our stay we were looking for a pub but all were open only to 11 pm in weekdays or to midnight.

    Disco in babilon is open:

    Wednesday 9:30 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
    Thursday 9:30 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
    Friday (Junior Disco) 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
    Friday 9:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.
    Saturday 9:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

    Like they say on their website:

    - original atmosphere of a night in ancient Egypt,
    - large dance floor and several stages,
    - video projection and light shows, GO-GO dancers, TOPLESS etc.,
    - numerous famous DJ´s,
    - programmes of dancing groups, singers and other famous guests,
    - we play many genres as dance, trance, rap, hip-hop and of course we play at your request.

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Liberec Transportation

  • Bus to Liberec from Prague

    BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE. The buses fill up really quickly. The idos site included more buses than actually run(which we found very odd, as I have never had this problem before). The bus run to Liberec is serviced by both Student Agency and CSAD(a few small carriers, not really CSAD) buses - both leave from Platform 7 at Cerny Most (downstairs...

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  • Cheap bus travel from Prague to Liberec

    Imagine a bus with assigned seating, a plush and immaculate interior, music or television for all with provided headphones, free hot chocolate, and enough space underneath for even the largest of luggage. Now imagine that you can take that bus from Prague to Liberec for 60 Kc (about US$3). Well, you can (even if you are not a student) with the...

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  • Cable Car to Mt. Jested

    The cable car is the most convenient way to get up to Mt. Jested. It runs every 30 minutes (except 12.00 - 13.00 h).Fare is 50 Kc one way and 80 Kc return trip. Really a bargain.There are a couple of small parking grounds near the cable car station, but they were occupied when I was there. You better use tram/bus to Horni Hanychov (final stop) and...

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Liberec Shopping

  • All in one supermarket

    It's the biggest shop in the city. There is being sold a great amount of stocks, food, clothes and much more. This store was originally opened in 1978 and seems to have good future. The shop became part of TESCO network in 1993. Prices aren't very high in this department store.

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  • Hypernova shopping experience

    Hypernova is a large shopping centre just outside the town centre.It has a large supermarket, clothes shops, book shops, hairdressers, a kids play area, cafes, restaurants etc.To get there take the number 500 bus FREE from the main bus station in Liberec every 25 minutes.

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Liberec Local Customs

  • Erotic/Sex shops

    A somewhat confusing "local custom" are the numerous Erotic/Sex shops in Liberec. I was very surprised to see so many of those even in the city centre. You find them every 100 m, sometimes two or three in that distance.I cannot imagine the Czech need so much stimulation for their sex life. Or is it all for tourists? I really don't know.

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  • Market

    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.

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Liberec What to Pack

  • Good shoes

    You need very good shoes and an excellent condition. The town is very hilly and you have to overbear all the steep alleys to get around.

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  • Climate in Liberec

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 6 – 17°C ( 43 - 62°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 22°C ( 68 - 72°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 18°C ( 41 - 64°F); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 – 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 2°C ( 34 - 36°F); min: -3 - -1°C ( 27 - 30°F )

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Liberec Off The Beaten Path

  • Get the view from the top!

    It's the same Jested mountain of the previous tip - just wanted to make sure you remember the name:))Besides, the view is really breathtaking !

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  • Hotel on the top of Jested mountain

    Liberec can be described as a real tourist destination only in winter, when it's possible to ski from the mountains surrounding the town. In summer, however, nobody seems keen on climbing them, and that's a mistake I think. Going to the top of Jested mountain is a nice physical exercise, plus - it gives you a wonderful opportunity to see one of the...

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  • The chute toboggan in the...

    The chute toboggan in the summer in Smržovka - a tourist area not far from Liberec

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Liberec Sports & Outdoors

  • JAVORNIK SKI RESORT

    It wasn't far off the Summer season when we drove past this Ski resort, even so, there still was a little snow lying around. What caught my attention first, was the giant bobsled track winding its way down the mountain side.It's a tube bobsled, which has a length of 1100 m making it the longest toboggan run in the Czech Republic. For those...

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  • Jablonec Vs Liberec

    Going to a football match in the Czech Republic is a great experience. A wonderful atmosphere with fans from both teams mixing and enjoying a pre-match beer.Liberec has it's own impressive stadium cut out of the rocks, but if you are in town when Liberec play local rivals Jablonec in Jablonec it is well worth the short journey to see the event.The...

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  • Skiing Mt. Jested

    I skied Mt. Jested in the early 1990s and was curious what has changed since then. To be honest - I was a bit disappointed to see that they still run these old ski-lifts. The cable car runs every 30 minutes (with a break from 12 - 13 h) and is not really an alternative. As I read in a German journal they plan to invest a lot of money, though.The...

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Liberec Favorites

  • CHECK OUT THE ARCHITECTURE

    I liked the buildings I saw in Liberec. The neo-renaissance Town Hall and the Theatre were both beautiful buildings! These were not the only ones though, I found plenty more just in the area around the town square. Others, like the museum and some buildings in the residential area still symbolize the golden times of when Liberec flourished as a...

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  • BEAUTIFUL LAMP-POSTS

    The Lamp Posts I really liked in Liberec. There were plain ones, and others were decorated. The ones around the Theatre had some odd looking faces and then at the front of the Theatre, these were different again.The lamp posts looked really good against the historic old buildings - Nice touch!

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  • Architecture - Empire style

    A bit west of the town hall, on the square where the St. Antonius church is located, you'll see some beautiful houses in Empire style (19th century). They would make a great ensemble of architecture - if they were restored.Unfortunately, almost all houses in the area are in pitiable condition. And, in case one of them looks a bit nicer and you get...

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