business trip to

Klatovy



klatovy_2.jpgThis city with 23.000 inhabitants is also called 'the northern gate to the Šumava'. Klatovy has a beautiful historic skyline; two buildings dominate the up high situated market square. The Černá Věž, in English the Black Tower, was build by the Dutch architect Antonie Salvelly in the year 1555. It is situated beside the city hall and was at the time used as a jail. From the top of the tower you have a magnificent view at the Bohemian Forest.

klatovy_1.jpg Very impressive is the Baroque Jesuit church with its abundant decorated frontage and interior. Underneath the church there are catacombs. In these crypts the members of the Jesuit order and notables from the city were buried. There are still 30 mummies left in the catacombs.

The city also offer in Baroque style build pharmacy "U Bílého jednoročce", which is now a museum, gives an overview of the developments in pharmacy through the ages. The pharmacy is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Around the old city there are still remnants of the old city walls to be found. The old bastions are now reshaped into a park where modern sculptures stand eye to eye with the past.

The city of Klatovy in history became famous not only for traditional goods, historical sights but also for carnations which was cultivated from tiny blossom carnations which originated from France.



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Tourist information:

Informační centrum Klatovy
Náměstí Míru 63 339 01
tel:(+420) 376 347 240
www: http://www.klatovy.cz/icklatovy/default.asp?lng=cz
mail: icklatovy@mukt.cz



Places of interest

0.9km: Tourist trail around Klatovy

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Tourist trail around Klatovy will take you to interesting places over the hillocks. Points of interest e.g. (historical water tank, Jewish cemetery, Christian hill, Gallows hill, Hůrka hill and city park - Mercandiniho sady)

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8.6km: Castle and Galery Klenová

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Just 6 kilometers north of Nyrsko heading for Klatovy you can find castle Klenová.
From the original medieval castle only ruins are left. In the 17th century a new Renaissance castle was build on top of the old ruins.

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12.5km: Fairy-tale cottage Mlázovy

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Come have fun and be scared a little. A fairy-tale cottage in Mlázovy invites all lovers of fairy tales, ghosts and fairy creatures.

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16.5km: Castle Velhartice

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Velhartice Castle was built in the 13th century. It majestically overlooks romatic valley, sorrounded by Bohemian Forest. The castle is also famous for its owner Bušek of Velhartice, chamberlain to king and emperor Charles IV. Today´s look might visitors surprised by its romantic atmosphere or its unusual defence system.

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17km: Technical and Crafts Museum

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The Technical an Crafts Museum is situated about 15 km from Domažlice. It covers more than 900 m2 and you can find there approx. 6000 showpieces.

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19km: Aquapark Kdyně

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The Aquapark Kdyně was opened in 2010 with a 60 m long water slide and a large swimming pool covering an area of 425 m2. You can also enjoy the wellness packages offering laconium, Finnish sauna, Osman bath and infra red sauna.

Address: Dělnická 724, Kdyně | Opening hours: Mo - Fri: 11:00h. - 21:30h., Sa - Su: 10:00h - 21.30h.

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