Chomutov Travel Guide

  • Chomutov
    by german_eagle
  • Chomutov
    by german_eagle
  • Chomutov
    by german_eagle

Chomutov Things to Do

  • Kamencove (alum) lake

    A pecularity in Chomutov is the lake in the outskirts, which is the only alum lake worldwide. It was formed by flooding of the flooding of the pit where alum and sulphur were won from 1558 to 1785. The lake is 240 m wide and 676 m long, maximum depth is 3.40 m. The chemical composition precludes any organic life except protozoon, for humans the...

  • Trinity Column

    On the western area of the main square is the Baroque Trinity Column, a work of Ambros Laurentis, paid by donations of the local Wolf family. The column is supposed to protect the city from hunger, war and death. It honours the Trinity of Mary, Joseph and Anne. Other sculptures depict Saints and patrons of the city Chomutov. I thought the quality...

  • St. Catherine church

    Adjoining to the town hall is this former church of the German Order, built about the middle of the 13th century. Only transept and presbytery are preserved, the nave was where now the town hall is. You can clearly see the transformation from Romanesque to Gothic style here: The transept was erected in the former, the presbytery in the latter...

  • Regional museum in town hall

    Far more interesting than the museum departments in the Lobkowicz building are in my opinion the museum's exhibits in the town hall. Their collection of Gothic art is very impressive - it's mostly carved figures (Madonnas), but also reliefs and paintings/altars. To my pleasure I found many works of art that were either inspired by or even works of...

  • Regional museum in Lobkowicz building

    In one of the wings of the Jesuit complex (away from the main square, along the little creek and the street Palackeho) are exhibits of the regional museum. I am usually very fond of such museums since you can often learn a lot about the town and the region. This one was a bit disappointing, though. It was mostly about pre-history and archeological...

  • St. Ignatius

    The former Jesuit church St. Ignatius, built after plans of Carlo Lurago 1663 - 68 (modeled after Il Gesu in Rome), is nowadays used for art exhibits. The interior is partially preserved, especially the stucco decoration is amazing. Quite beautiful are also the main altar (though with modern painting) and the pulpit, both original works. The side...

  • Jesuit Complex

    The southeastern corner of the main square is occupied by the large Jesuit Complex, mostly a work of the late 17th century. The noble family Lobkowicz von Hassenstein called the Jesuit order into town, they started building St. Ignatius church and convent buildings, incorporating the older Spejchar (granary) right away. Nowadays the church is used...

  • Deanery Church

    This catholic church was built in the 14th century, the reconstruction in late Gothic style was completed in 1516. I read that this church is one of the most important buildings of the late Gothic architecture in Northern Bohemia - however, it is only accessible during mass. All you can do is peek inside, which left me somewhat unhappy. Anyway, I...

  • City Tower

    The City Tower, right on the main square, is *the* landmark of Chomutov's old town. It is also bell tower for the adjoining Deanery church. The tower's portal (to the square) is a beautiful late Gothic work, the arcade behind it has a cellular vault. The tower was built end of the 15th/early 16th century, completed in 1525 and (especially the...


Chomutov Restaurants

  • Coffee Bubble

    I still had time for coffee and cake, and upon recommendation I chose this lounge-type place in a small shopping mall between the old town hall and the busy Palackeho street, right by the central bus stop. Despite the modern design it has a pleasant, cosy atmosphere. People watching was fun, schoolkids played piano in the mall - nice to listen and...

  • U Dvou Medvikou

    For lunch I searched for a restaurant serving good, typical Czech food - and this proved to be an excellent choice. The hotel-restaurant (the name means "by the two bears") is located one block northeast from the main square, accessible through a tiny alley in the northern row of arcades on the square. The building is a beautiful Renaissance house,...

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Chomutov Transportation

  • Bus

    Public transportation in and around Chomutov relies on buses. I saw regular buses and trolley buses. Frankly, you don't really need to take one, walking is sufficient to get to all the major sights. I also found they do not run very frequently - for example only once an hour to Alumn lake and twice an hour to the train station Chomutov-mesto. The...

  • Railway

    I went to Chomutov by train. There are direct trains from Decin, where you can change from/to international and regional trains to/from Germany via Usti nad Labem, Teplice and Most to Chomutov. There are also trains from Plzen to Chomutov (-Most). I got off the train at the station Chomutov-mesto (see pictures), which is closer to the old town than...

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Chomutov Off The Beaten Path

  • City theatre

    On the western end of the city park is the city theatre, built 1905/06 on the site of the former shooting gallery. It was erected in Neo-Renaissance style, it has the right size for a city like Chomutov in my opintion: The big auditorium has a capacity of 500 people, the small one is for 100 people.I couldn't look inside, it was closed, but from...

  • City park

    When I walked from the train station Chomutov-mesto to the old town, I happened to walk through the city park. It is the largest and oldest park in Chomutov (city). As far as I read it was completed after an industry and trade show in 1913, but the beginnings going back to 1833 when a shooting gallery was built here. The shooting gallery was turned...

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    Information Centre

    by german_eagle Written Oct 5, 2015

    Favorite thing: A visit of the Tourist Information Centre is highly recommended. The young lady at the counter was extremely helpful, eager to provide thorough information and to answer any question I had. And she spoke English very well (no German, which came as a surprise to me.) The office is located off the main square in a backyard by the former Jesuit church, clearly signposted.

    They provide very good free maps of the town and surroundings, have information on events, sights, timetables for public transportation, etc. I also asked for dining recommendations and both - for lunch and coffee - proved to be excellent. Note: No restaurant/cafe right at the main square was recommended :-)

    They also sell postcards, but unfortunately no stamps - she showed me directions to the post office, but once there sending off the postcards was another story ... :-)

    U Mestských mlýnu 5885, 430 01 Chomutov
    +420 474 341 438

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