Stay 7 : A multicultural journey in Czech Republic

Stay 7 : A multicultural journey in Czech Republic.

Occidental Route

Stage 7/35 - 318 kms


0 km Linz

61 kms Frymburk

69 kms Trebon

65 kms Telc

123 kms Brno

carte Linz a Brno

Linz : A multicultural journey in a very welcoming  city

Linz Autriche

Linz Autriche
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No other Austrian city has seen a change as drastic as Linz over these last decades. The city has turned into a multicultural and a modern urban centre with a booming economy, a city where quality of life is exceptional. Linz has an amazingly diverse culture. It includes interactive art in the virtual worlds of the Electronica Center. On the opposite bank of the Danube, masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries are exhibited in the striking glass and steel structure of the Lentos Art Museum. In addition, you can enjoy world class music and drama in the Brucknerhaus as well as the regional theatre.

Frmyburk : A city close to the nature and offering many activities

Frymburk is a market town in the Czech Republic, near Austria. In 1379 Frymburk was awarded market rights by the Rosenbergs. At that time it was situated on a trade route from Austria to Bohemia. It has now earned the right to charge a toll for the bridge across the Vltava River, which made Frymburk an economically important place in the region. Today, Frymburk is essentially a resort town which offering many activities and visited by scores of tourists every year. Attractions include the Sumava National Park and the Lipno reservoir. Therefore many fishermen, hikers and cyclists are seen here, as well as many tourists who come to ski during the winter season or come for a multicultural journey. Since 2007 Frymburk is considered as a tourist town.

Sumava National Park

Only a few kilometres from Cesky Krumlov, the Sumava National Park is the Czech Republic’s largest national park. There are a number of natural lakes and peat bogs formed by glaciers from the Ice Age, supporting a wide range of plants and animals, including the lynx and otter. The Sumava’s beautiful landscape, perfect for walking and other outdoor activities, attracts thousands of visitors. Its cycle routes and footpaths are well marked out. You can buy detailed maps from the local tourist information centres.  In certain key places such as on the Medved Trail and the Schwarzenberg Canal notice boards are placed along the trails in winter. Some of the mountain bike trails turn into cross-country ski runs. Another more energetic activity in the Sumava is rock-climbing. The Sumava National Park offers quiet moments in nature and also thrills.

Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov : Architecture and art (on the route between Frymburk and Trebon)

The Historic Centre of Ceský Krumlov is best known for the fine architecture and art of the old town and the Krumlov Castle. The town became the seat of the Duchy of Krumlov. Between 1938 and 1945 it was annexed by the Nazi Germany as part of the so-called Sudetenland. The town’s German-speaking population was expelled after liberation by the American Army during World War II.

Trebon : An international Festival and tourists destination

Voyage en Republique tcheque à Trebon

Trebon Republique tcheque
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Trebon is a historical town in the Czech Republic’s South Bohemian region. The population is about 8,862. Trebon is a tourist destination. The tourism is a crucial part of the region’s economic activity, along with agriculture, the spa industry and other services. The State Regional Archives for South Bohemia  are based here. Digital images of Parish registers and other genealogical documents from the Archives have been posted on the Internet. The International Festival of Animated Films, Anifest, was held in Trebon each May from 2002 to 2010, after that it was replaced by Anifilm.

Telč : An UNESCO world heritage site

Voyage en Republique tcheque à Telc

Telc Republique tcheque
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Telč is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava, in the Czech Republic. The town was founded in 13th century as a royal water fort on the crossroads of busy trade routes between Bohemia, Moravia and Austria. Besides the monumental 17th century Renaissance Chateau with an English-style park, the most significant sight is the town square, a unique complex, a long urban plaza with well-conserved Renaissance style and baroque houses with high gables and arcades, since 1992 all of this has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The well preserved Historic centre of Telč

The historic centre of Telč is a planned medieval town which has retained its original layout and the castle and settlement relationship very clearly. The quality of the architecture is high, particularly the Renaissance market place and the chateau. Its triangular market place has a great beauty and some kind of harmony as well as high cultural importance, due to the fact that it is surrounded by intact and well-preserved Renaissance buildings with a dazzling variety of facades.

The Jewish quarter and the St. Procope (in Trebic, about 35 km from Telč)

Trebic’s Jewish quarter and the St. Procope Basilica property in Czech Republic was inscribed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Site in 2003. The city centre, however, underwent extensive demolition in the 1970’s and 80’s and the plans of the Communist regime did not even spare the Jewish quarter.   According to a rendered map of the city centre in 1975, most of this area was to be completely demolished and replaced by high-rise prefabricated buildings.

Brno : An education centre

Voyage en Republique tcheque à Brno

Brno Republique tcheque
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Brno is the Czech Republic’s second largest city in the Czech Republic. The city lies at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers. Brno is the centre of of the Czech Republic’s judicial authority. It is the seat of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office. In addition, the city is a major administrative centre. It is the seat of a number of State authorities, such as the Ombudsman, the Office for the Protection of Competition and the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority.  Brno is also a major higher education centre, with 33 faculties belonging to 13 institutes of higher learning and about 89 000 students.

Villa Tugendhat in Brno

The Villa Tugendhat is a historical building in the wealthy neighbourhood of Cerná Pole in Brno, Czech Republic. It is one of Europe’s pioneer prototypes of modern architecture and was designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Built of reinforced concrete between 1928 and 1930 for Fritz Tugendhat and his wife Greta, the villa soon became an icon of modernism. Reconstruction and restoration of the villa started in February 2010 and ended in February 2012 and the villa was reopened to the public in March.  To celebrate this event, the Royal Institute of British Architects launched the “Villa Tugendhat in Context”, an exhibition in London featuring a visual history of the building and the testimony of three generations of photographers.

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