29 12, 2019

The lookout tower above Proseč

2023-03-29T12:47:12+02:00Categories: Lookout towers and observation points|Tags: , , , , |

The Proseč Ridge is only a few kilometres long and its highest point reaches 593 m. Its position between Jablonec and Liberec and its easy accessibility from all sides make it a popular destination for Sunday walks in the countryside. A German mountain association was also [...]

29 12, 2019


2023-03-29T14:18:33+02:00Categories: Lookout towers and observation points|Tags: , , , |

Like the Černá Studnice Ridge, Kopanina was also divided by a notional language border which separated the Czech and German inhabitants until 1925. The idea of building a lookout tower on Kopanina was the brainchild of the members of the Turnov branch of the Czech Hiking [...]

29 12, 2019

Černá studnice

2023-03-21T09:54:21+01:00Categories: Lookout towers and observation points, The Kittel Region|Tags: , , , , |

The Černá Studnice Ridge dominates the entire region. Even though it is only ten minutes’ drive from Jablonec, it still gives the impression as if time has stood still there. A stone lookout tower of the same name has stood at its western end since 1905. [...]

29 12, 2019

The Hásek Villa

2023-05-04T12:30:23+02:00Categories: Architecture for connoisseurs, Monuments and culture|Tags: , , |

The villa was built for the successful Jablonec costume jewellery exporter Jaroslav Hásek and his family (1930–31). The inspiration for it came from the Wohnung und Werkraum (WUWA) exhibition in Bratislava where he was intrigued by the design of a family home by the architect Heinrich [...]

29 12, 2019

The City Theatre

2021-04-12T12:43:18+02:00Categories: Monuments and culture|Tags: , , |

The Jablonec theatre was built more than one hundred years ago (1907) according to designs drawn up by the significant Viennese company of Fellner and Helmer. It admittedly cannot boast a permanent theatre company, but this does not in any way mean that it is unable [...]

20 02, 2020

The Church of the Holy Trinity

2022-03-27T13:21:33+02:00Categories: Monuments and culture|Tags: , |

The small church hidden among blocks of flats is now merely a reminder of the history of the independent municipality of Mšeno (Grünwald). The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Mšeno was once the pride of the municipality. It was erected due to the [...]

15 04, 2020

The Linke Building

2020-11-30T11:10:51+01:00Categories: Monuments and culture|Tags: , , |

The business and residential building, which was designed by the Jablonec architect Rudolf Günter, was built by Gustav Linke in 1929–1931 and it is one of the architectural gems of the city centre. It has been preserved in very good condition (with the exception of the [...]

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