Prague Hradec Králové
Prague → Hradec Králove
Prague → Pardubice → Hradec Králove
Prague → Hradec Králove
Prague → Pardubice → Hradec Králove
There are buses and trolleys available for transit around the town – the regular cost of a ticket is 20 crowns or 25 crowns if purchased from a bus driver, or there is also available an all-day ticket. Tickets can also be purchased by sending an SMS message or by calling. You can exit at the following bus stops: Adalbertinum located near the Big Square (Velké náměstí), the Town Municipality (Magistrát) or the Medical School (Zdravotní škola) located near the Small Square (Malé náměstí). These bus stops are available for the majority of public transportation connections that are coming from the direction of the railway station or from the public transportation main terminal.A walk from the railway station or from the public transportation main terminal to the Big Square (Velké náměstí) and Small Square (Malé náměstí) takes approximately 20–25 minutes.
Hotel U Královny Elišky
- Malé náměstí 117, 500 03 Hradec Králové
- +420 495 518 052, +420 739 324 611
The Hotel of Queen Elisabeth (Hotel U královny Elišky) offers comfortable accommodation in the historical center of the city. The hotel, which was Karel Čapek’s place of residency during his studies, has a commemorative plaque at the entrance.
It’s the city with the attribute ”The Saloon of the Republic” and is holder of the award ”The Best City for Living.“ It is the city where Karel Čapek spent his study years and experienced his first loves. That is why Hradec will forever be connected to his first work – love ”Epistles for Anielka.”
Hradec directly invites everyone for walks – either in the city center or along the river.
In the historical city center in the Big Square, you will find the building of the former grammar school where Karel attended, and in the streets around the square you can think about which house it is where Karel used to meet his peers from his studies. Also, take a walk to Klicper’s Theater where his theatrical play ”R.U.R“ debuted for the first time – at that time still in the hands of the amateur group known as Klicpera. You can walk along Dlouhá Street to the Small Square to the Hotel of Queen Elizabeth (Hotel U Královny Elišky), where Čapek used to live with his grandma Helena and later on with his sister, who attended dance lessons in Hradec, as well.
The renaissance White Tower (Bílá věž) offers a view of the city.
The city offers splendidly prepared walking trails around architectural points of interest – in particular, it is necessary to mention the amazing buildings of the architects Gočár and Kotěra, whose work is undeniably bound to the urban development of the town at the beginning of the 20th Century.
With your children you should certainly visit the magical Dragon Theater Labyrinth, where even little visitors will surely have fun at the interactive exhibition or who can experience themselves how the theater works.
From that period of time, there is also the Museum of Eastern Bohemia which invites its visitors to a beautiful brick building presenting permanent exhibitions about the city and also to numerous other exhibitions around the entire museum grounds.
Those who travel by car can visit the 1866 War Museum on Chlum located approximately 12 kilometers from Hradec Králové. Besides the museum exhibition, there is also the possibility to surmount the 35-meter-high viewpoint.
Úpice - Malé Svatoňovice
Prague → Malé Svatoňovice
Prague → Úpice
- Autokemp Brodský, 549 41 Červený Kostelec
- +420 739 445 762, +420 777 633 193
A relaxing family camp on the bank of the Brodský pond with all the social facilities. The Water Nymph restaurant, a food shop, accomodation in renovated cabins. We look forward to seeing you.
- Malé Svatoňovice 128, 542 34
- +420 737 564 902
The Salamander restaurant is located in close proximity to the birthplace of Karel Čapek, and therefore the restaurant interior is dedicated to this famous native and the idyllic atmosphere of the First Republic. You are cordially invited.
From Hradec Králové you can continue at an excursional pace continue to Úpice, where the Čapeks used to live. The Čapeks‘ family villa is currently used as the local police station, however, the officers will gladly walk you through. Memorial plaques located on the villa and on the wall of the local school that the Čapeks attended serve as a reminder of the Čapeks‘ lives.
The unique observatory is also worthy of a visit – it is one of two professional observatories in the Hradec Králové region.
Drive from Úpice to Malé Svatoňovice, where you can visit the Museum of the Čapek Brothers – the birthouse of Karel Čapek. The exhibition will get you acquainted with the work of both brothers, their literary and theatrical creations as well as numerous personal items.
Your free time can also be used to stroll around the surrounding area. Stop by at the Church of Virgin Mary Sedmiradostná (Panna Marie Sedmiradostná), which is located exactly opposite the museum, and from there you can walk through Marian’s Orchard (Mariánský sad) and continue towards the Žaltman viewpoint.
The local fresh air and beautiful nature of the Hawk Mountains (Jestřebí hory) have always attracted travelers to wander in the surroundings. If you still have some time left, stop by at the nearby Bohumír Mine, where you can travel back in time to when Antonín Čapek used to work as the establishment’s doctor.
Even you can enjoy one day in the region where, according to Čapek, the robber Lotrando used to rage.
Hronov and Žernov
Prague → Hronov
Prague → Hronov
Prague → Žernov
The distance from Prague to Hronov is 160 kilometers. The ideal route is through Hradec Králové and Náchod. For example, the route offers an opportunity to swim at the Rozkoš water reservoir.
HOTEL TOMMY congress & relax center
- Kaštanová 205, 547 01 Náchod - Babí
- +420 491 452 452
The family wellness hotel offers comfortable accommodation, dinner in the form of a Swedish table, an indoor pool, whirlpool, hydromassage bath and Finnish sauna and a private wellness area for couples.
- Třída T. G. Masaryka 836, 552 03 Česká Skalice
- +420 491 451 112
The campground offers accommodation in cottages, tents and caravans. The premises are suitable for individual, family or group recreation with the possibilities of swimming, fishing, refreshments, a sauna, mini golf, boat rental, hiking and cycle tourism.
- Na Chocholouši 449, 549 31 Hronov
- +420 730 578 292
We are offering accommodation on the outskirts of Hronov at a distance of approximately a 10-minute walk to the city center.
- Borová 14, 547 01 Borová
- +420 734 793 000
The Apartments Abby have two apartments that can accommodate up to 12 people. Both apartments have a private bathroom, a complete kitchen, wifi, television, a large private balcony and free private parking.
- Komenského 1203, 547 01 Náchod
- +420 775 552 828
Experience Škvorecký Café where you can enjoy an assortment of coffee from Czech roasteries, superb desserts and surroundings with an unforgettable atmosphere enhanced by stylish music and the next-door perfumery Dohajan.cz.
Kavárna Pod křídly anděla
- nám. Čs. armády, 549 31 Hronov
- +420 608 484 009
Good coffee, fluffy cakes and a pleasant place for meetings. We look forward to seeing you. :)
From Hronov start to drive towards the town Česká Skalice and stop by in Žernov. The local viewpoint offers a lookout over the entire region and the Ratibořice Castle and its surroundings. The father Antonín Čapek was born on a farmstead in Žernov, and because of plenty of tales that were narrated on the farm, it often brought back memories of crazy Victoria (Viktorka) and the weir. Helena Čapková, on the other hand, placed the story of one of her fairytales – ”Grandma’s Apron Fairytale“ in Žernov.
don’t miss a beautiful walk to Grandma’s Valley (Babiččino údolí) or to the
castle, which you might know both from the book ”Grandma“ (Babička) written by
Božena Němcová. If you still have some time, stop by at the
Museum of Božena Němcová in Česká Skalice. In summer, you will be able to refresh at the local water reservoir Rozkoš.