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When I met Lynn, I promised her to write (among other things) about my region – the Pardubice region. So I will fulfill my promise and present to you my series of articles: The Jewelry of the Pardubice Region. In today’s article, I will briefly introduce you to the basic facts you should know about the region I live in. In the others I will focus on specific places, people, history or events of all kinds. So let’s get started!

 

The Pardubice Region is a “higher territorial self-governing unit” located mainly in eastern Bohemia. But also some cities (Svitavy and Moravská Třebová) extends to the historical territory of Moravia. The population of this region is 505 285 citizens and the area is 4 519,00 km². The region is divided into four districts: Pardubice, Chrudim, Svitavy and Ústí nad Orlicí.

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The main river here is the Elbe. In Pardubice, you can ride along this river with a cruise ship called Arnošt.

 

If you are more interested in winter sports, the Pardubice region also has a lot to offer.

orlické hory

In the Orlické Mountains there are the ski resorts Deštné v Orlických horách, Říčky v Orlických horách, Olešnice v Orlických horách and others. Also worth visiting is the popular tourist lodge of Masaryk at Šerlich. There are excellent blueberry dumplings in the restaurant. And there is a border with Poland so you can move from one state to another in one step.

 

Throughout the mountains, a belt of fortifications built before World War II stretches to defend Czechoslovakia against the expected attack by Germany. Lovers of modern history will surely have a wonderful experience.

litomyšl

In Litomyšl city you can visit a unique cultural and architectural monument in the form of a chateau. This jewel of renaissance architecture, outstanding mainly with sgraffito decoration of facades and shields or gorgeous arcades, was included in the UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage.

zlatá přilba

When we mentioned Litomyšl, we must not forget to mention the festival of classical music “Smetana’s Litomyšl”. This event takes place every year at the beginning of summer holidays since 1949. Last year’s average attendance is between 15 and 20 thousand spectators.

Among other cultural events worth mentioning are the Great Pardubice (famous cross-country steeplechase run in Pardubice since 1874), the Golden Helmet (the traditional annual motorcycle race on a flat-track which has been held since 1929, it is the oldest race on flat track in the world) or Chess open (one of the biggest chess tournaments in Europe).

velká pardubická

We also have excellent gingerbread!

 

 

About Katerina Doubravova

Hello everyone! My name is Kateřina Doubravová and I’m a 19 years old student from Pardubice, Czech republic (Bohemia). What makes me the most? I am an athlete with body and soul. Since my 2 years of age I have been doing a lot of sports like gymnastics, dance of all kinds, cheerleading, tennis, athletics and figure skating. Last named I’ve been doing the last fifteen years and I have a lot of successes of all kinds. For example, several Czech Champion titles in synchronized skating. Other one in ice dancing. Last season I was part of the synchonised skating team named Olympia, where we represented the Czech Republic at the World Championships in Colorado Springs, USA. Apart from sport, I love music, theater, history, books, traveling, art, finding new places and meeting interesting people And, of course, writing and journalism in general. Both parents worked in this field – Dad was a journalist and photographer, Mum worked on radio and television. I, in addition to writing for this website, have an internship in regional television and I enjoy doing both because they have their own magic. I’m also setting up my personal blog now. When ready to be published, I will upload link here. Besides website, you can follow me on my personal instagram account or Twitter, where you can find out more about me. I hope you will enjoy my articles and one day you will visit the beautiful Czech Republic. Website: will be uploaded soon. Personal instagram account: @k.doubravova Personal Twitter account: @DoubravovaK