Trutnov in 4 hours
Did you plan to come to Trutnov for only half a day? The attractions that the city can offer are far too many. Nevertheless, we have interesting tips for you to plan your own itinerary. The most important thing is that you enjoy the city in its beauty and have lots of fun at the same time. That's why we've chosen the tips that are entertaining and informative.
The educational trail has beautiful surroundings right in the heart of city. You will receive leaflets with the necessary information at TIC (Trutnov Information Centre). You can buy a charming book with old Trutnov legends with movable pictures and a map of the walk.
City Heritage Site
The centre of Trutnov is proclaimed a City Heritage Site. The large square is lined by arcades on all four sides, which is unique and rarely found elsewhere. In rainy weather this arcade is a real advantage. The impressive buildings from 19th century remind us of the city's famous industrial history.
The square is dominated by the Krakonoš Fountain, which dates from 19th century and depicts the ruler of the mountains in atypic sort of manner from today's point of view. A significant feature of the square is the Plague Column, boasting an unusual inscription in three languages. The statue of Joseph II. was returned here only recently as a reminder of Emperor´s two visits of the town.
When you pick up a map of “Walk around the statues” in the city centre at TIC, you will visit the entire city centre and its monuments. The walk takes about an hour.
Dragon Gallery and Old Trutnov Legends
When you are in town even for a short stay you should never miss out on visiting the Dragon Gallery. You may have noticed that Trutnov is full of dragons. After all, the dragon is a part of its heraldic emblem. And in the gallery, you will learn how it all happened. It could be just a myth, but it's surely entertaining and you certainly won't be bored.
In case you are a lover of local legends, you may get to know them in playful way with Geofun play (application for smart mobile) “It’s up to the dragon”. Small imaginary dragon will guide you through all locations connected with Old Town legends and it will narrate the legends to you.
The Dragon Gallery visit will take from 30 mins to an hour. The dragon the will lead you the histirick town centre and it will take about an hour.
Nature Trail “Day of the Battle of Trutnov June 27, 1866”
The town park and forest park are places where you can spend a few minutes but easily the whole day. The Day of the Battle of Trutnov Nature Trail on June 27, 1866 is a good choice. Whether you are interested in the war history or not, following the markings with the crossed swords and the year 1866, you can enjoy a walk of about 3 km.
The town park was founded in the late 19th century. Its lower part between the Czech Forestry Academy and the Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall has been designed in the French style and is enriched by a number of sculptures: the ever-present dragon, a bust of the poet and 1848 revolutionary Uffo Horn, Dance of Death sculpture originally created by Emil Schwantner (restored by sculptor Paulina Skavová).
The upper part of the park in the English style gradually changes into the forest park. Landscaped paths, benches, rest areas, gazebos, game elements and an outdoor gym are a source of leisure and entertainment.
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