My impressions of the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic

In one of my trips around the Czech Republic I visited the cityLiberec, which is located in the northeast of Prague. It takes about an hour to get there by car or bus, so it is quite possible to go from Prague for a couple of days. Although not said that the city must see, in Prague, a lot more sights and entertainment. Rather, other Czech cities are suitable for those travelers who have already exhausted Prague for themselves and want to travel around the neighborhood, around the country, and see something else.

Impressions of the city of Liberec

Liberec - a small town, only 100 thousandpopulation. But in the Czech Republic with its scale, it is the 6th in size. Therefore, as I said at the beginning of the post, it is better to include it in the route of a circular trip around the Czech Republic or on the way to Germany, and not to visit separately, as an independent object. To make you understand, all the sights of Liberec can be bypassed in 2-3 days (what to see in the city).

It's hard for me to compare it with others.cities, since I was only in Prague, Brno, and a couple of very small towns. I personally liked Liberec, beautiful and cozy. It does not feel that it is a tourist, although travelers here, of course, simply do not have a mass tourist and crowds in general. Even on Christmas Eve there was no crush on the main square, as it was in the same Prague.

But speaking of pleasant experiences, I can sayso just about the city center. It is as it is supposed to be to the old city in the usual understanding of the tourist: narrow cobbled streets, the Neo-Renaissance city hall, a Catholic cathedral, a cafe in the basement with high arches, sloping roofs. By the way, the center can be bypassed in half an hour or an hour, or even faster, if you do not comb through every street.

Liberec City in the Czech Republic

Liberec City in the Czech Republic,
view from the town hall

Liberec Czech Republic

Liberec Czech Republic

Narrow streets of the old city

Narrow streets of the old city

Fun bus stop

Fun bus stop

Catholic cathedral

Catholic cathedral

Liberec Town Hall - Liberec Town Hall

Liberec Town Hall - Liberec Town Hall

Stained Glass Inside the Town Hall

Stained Glass Inside the Town Hall

Martian statue

Martian statue

Beautiful alley

Beautiful alley

Hatches on the street with the name of the city

Hatches on the street with the name of the city

Restaurant in the basement of the town hall

Restaurant in the basement of the town hall

But the outskirts ... so-so, and there is nothing to do. Reminds a bit of the private sector of small Russian cities. The usual one-story buildings with roads between them. Of course, there are also residential high-rise buildings, But in general, the city is quite low. That is why you can see the panorama of the whole city and Ještěd mountain in the distance from its TV tower, and nothing will interfere with your view from the observation platform of Liberetsky town hall.

Perhaps if I was in the warm season, thenthe outskirts would leave a more pleasant impression, but in the winter there is somehow completely depressing. No, I did not specifically go to watch them and did not look out for despondency. Just when you go by tram (the main transport in the city) to the funicular Ještěd Mountains, then you drive through the whole Liberec, it's not difficultto notice. Although again, perhaps this is just my impression. For example, if you go in the direction of the botanical garden and the zoo, which are also on the outskirts, but on the other hand, then there are houses, on the contrary, decent - some kind of mansions.

View and the old town in the neighboring area

View and the old town in the neighboring area

Waldstein houses

Waldstein houses

Main transport in the city

Main transport in the city

Some of the houses are scruffy.

Some of the houses are scruffy.

And some quite the opposite

And some quite the opposite

Someone says gut, someone skier

Someone says gut, someone skier

Of course, I was not quite lucky with the weather,I think it is noticeable from the photos. Gloomy overcast weather does not add cheerfulness during walks and does not add beauty to the rather green and pretty Liberec, as it can be seen in the summer. But again, for me personally, all this was not a problem, I was pleased with the trip. It is always interesting to see something new, not only to go to Prague.

Map of Liberec

Map of Liberec

Map of Liberec:

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